Martinus Seven Pieces of Advice
A Question of Tolerance - Seven Pieces of Advice for Life
Martinus answered readers' questions in the magazine Kosmos. The question below is from 1933.
Question: How is it possible for anyone to reach the level of tolerance Martinus talks about? There are many people I cannot tolerate, let alone love, and I cannot see how I will ever reach that point.
Answer: "Loving one's neighbour does not depend on the will alone but, like a gift for music, is based on an innate talent. An innate talent is again a result of previous training or practice in perhaps many previous lives. This practice eventually results in the culmination of the talent, and the individual then appears as a genius in the field concerned.
A large part of the training of moral genius or the perfect ability to love one's neighbour occurs automatically; this part is therefore outside the control of the will. But I will mention here a few of the most important elements in that part of the training of the above-mentioned ability which is subject to the will, and with which the individual can work consciously on his own growth towards a true and perfect manifestation of love:
Translated by Mary McGovern