Ajahn Sumedho, general Brahmaviharas
- "It's easy to say that we should all be generous, kind, loving, and
compassionate. It's easy to give advice and issue wise sayings about
how everything should be. But wisdom develops in our ability to take
into account the way things actually are for ourselves in our own
lives; it doesn't come from beliefs about ideals. Rather, it comes
from working with those things we have to bear, as well as our
opportunities, or lack of them."
~ Ajahn Sumedho, "The Mind and the Way: Buddhist Reflections on
Life", Wisdom Publications, 1995.
May this be of benefit.