Patience صبر

“Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?”
— Lao Tsu

Watercolor, ink, metal leaf on Cotman paper 300gsm, 48x48 cm.

Date15 September 2011
StatusFor sale: Buy it now

The virtue of Sabr (صبر) designates both patience and endurance, and the knot formed by the four ص ties in with this concept. In Islam it is said to be one of the two parts of faith (the other being Shukr.) In Sufism, Sabr is a maqâm (a station on the path).

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