titikṣā

(‘forbearance’)

The treatises of Advaita Vedānta prescribe a fourfold discipline—called sādhanacatuṣṭaya—as the first step towards realising the Vedāntic truths (Vivekacūḍāmaṇi 18; Vedāntasāra [of Sadānanda] 15).

Titikṣā or forbearance forms the fourth step of śamādiṣaṭka, the third of the fourfold discipline.

It is defined as enduring all types and kinds of difficulties without reaction, remorse and worry (Vivekacūḍāmaṇi 24).