Patience: the capacity to wait steadily for the Realisation to come.
The Mother – Words of the Mother: CWM, Vol. 14, p165
There are always difficulties and a hampered progress in the early stages and a delay in the opening of the inner doors until the being is ready. If you feel whenever you meditate the quiescence and the flashes of the inner Light and if the inward urge is growing so strong that the external hold is decreasing and the vital disturbances are losing their force, that is already a great progress. The road of Yoga is long, every inch of ground has to be won against much resistance and no quality is more needed by the sadhak than patience and single-minded perseverance with a faith that remains firm through all difficulties, delays and apparent failures.
Sri Aurobindo – Letters on Yoga: CWSA, Vol.29, p110
He who is without resentment, who bears reproaches, blows and chains, whose patience is his true strength, him I consider to be a Brahmin.
The Mother – Questions and Answers: CWM, Vol.3, p294