Endurance means continued suffering. It may be due to prolonged illness, or an irreparable loss. Such things cannot be cured. They say that! “Time heals all wounds.” In some cases, passage! Of time too, could not salvage the damage or loss.
The best thing to do is, to endure; taking things as they come. Remember it is also said that, “What cannot be cured must be endured.” There are many moral stories that highlight how to bear the f brunt. A story from Indian Mythology endorses this great moral.
Upmanyu was a true disciple to his guru. In those days, Brahmins who took to austerely life cannot claim anything as their own. Even for food, they had to beg.
Despite leading this simple, poor and austerely life, Upmanyu, a late teenager was very fair complexioned and handsome. His guru wanted to fathom his honesty. He told Upmanyu to handover to him all the food he collected by begging. Upmanyu did so.
Nevertheless, he was good looking as before! When the guru asked how he looked so good,
Upmanyu replied that after giving away all the food to him (guru), he went for the second time and collected. The guru banned that practice!
Upmanyu obeyed the orders. Yet there was no sign of his starving! For the third time, the guru asked him what the reason was behind it. “Guruji, when I take the cattle out for grazing, I drink their milk,” he said. Again this was not approved by the guru. “By drinking their milk you will deprive their calves of the milk. So, don’t do that, either!” he warned sternly.
This time Upmanyu had nothing to eat or drink! Soon his health deteriorated. He became blind. His guru advised him to pray to Ashwin Kumars, the twin celestial physicians. When they gave him some medicine, Upmanyu refused to take, saying that without the order of his guru, he would not take it. It moved the guru and the Gods, as well. The Gods came down to the earth and cured him, praising his dedication and endurance.