Tolerance is Essence of Bhakti
Krishnarati devi dasi
The tree takes all the sun on its head and gives the equal shade to everybody. Wether the child or small or big man or a rich man or poor man, criminal or a learned sage. It doesn't differentiate. Any colour black, brown or blue, white, any colour, or a man or lady, anybody goes on under a tree, it will get the equal shade. And tree tolerates the sun on its head. This is how we should behave that we should take all the hardships on our head. We should tolerate and give a very nice soothing shelter to anybody who comes to take shelter of us without discrimination.