Forgiveness – An Atma Guna

Hari Om

Forgiveness is one of the most important Atma Gunas to be acquired by All for peaceful living and to have all possible seeds of incurable/ deadly diseases removed from our body and mind.

Bhagawan’s natural invention to come to terms with this illusory world is Forgiveness. Despite their best efforts and motives, people are unfair to each other and carry heavy resentments hurting each other deeply. It is Bhagawan who starting forgiving us, and he seriously expects us all to forgive each other.

We all pretend as if we do not hate anyone while the fact remains otherwise. We also try to project ourselves to be too good to be hateful, and we detour around the crisis of forgiveness. Because we do not want to forgive the person we hate, we do not dare to take the risk of accepting the hate we feel for someone.

When we are hurt we attach our feeling or resentment to that moment established in immortality. Every moment it comes to our mind we are assaulted and pained, this hate or resentment lives with us forever even after the person whom we hate die. Harbouring resentment is – to drink poison and to expect other person to die. Forgiveness is the only remedy for this disease.

In one way or other, we are all broken. Due to that brokenness, we hurt others. Forgiveness is the journey we need to take for healing the broken parts. It is only by this journey we can become whole again. Whether it is the tormentor who tortured someone brutally, the spouse who betrayed his/her life partner, the boss who passed someone over for a promotion, the friend who has hurt his/her dearest buddy or the driver who cut his master off during the morning commute, everyone faces the same choice, either to forgive or to seek revenge. We face this choice of whether or not to forgive as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a deeply connected world. The quality of human life on our planet is nothing more than the collective effect of sum total of our daily interactions with one another. Each time we help, and each time we harm, we have a direct and significant impact on our world.

If we want to heal ourselves, we can do it in two parts. First, we must seek forgiveness for our actions that might have hurt others. We must have the courage to say, “sorry because…” and then mean it. A huge weight will come off our shoulders. And next step is forgive those who have wronged us. If they haven’t admitted that they hurt us, we can speak to them gently or write to them and let them know that their actions have hurt us but we are forgiving them. By these positive and wholesome actions, we will be filled with light of Divinity. If we keep putting it off, the anger and hate within us will continue to build up in our inner world as disease in subtle forms. Life becomes unbearable and meaningless then.

We all owe it to ourselves. We should allow our scarched soul to heal. Let the mind calm down. Let us not allow the past keep scraping our wounds.

We have a very short life of not more than 70-100 years. This is our chance to live it. We will not let anything or anyone come in our way of our emancipation.

Forgive, Forgive, Forgive. Is our mantra. We would not like to be breathing our last one day and think back to ourself , “I wish I had lived my life a particular way when I could. I wish I’d done this or I’d done that.” It is our choice to to be free.

No whole-hearted forgiveness amounts to no healing. half-hearted forgiveness equals to some healing. 100% forgiveness is moksha or nirvana, it’s liberation.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that we start craving or looking forward for that person in our life back or somehow again in love with them, it’s just that we don’t resent them anymore, that, their thought or our memories with them no longer make us angry or helpless or agitated.

Forgiveness can change our life.

Forgiveness does not mean we erase the past, or forget what has happened. It doesn’t even mean the other person will change by his / her behavior — you have no control over that. All it means is that you are letting go of the anger and pain, and moving on to a better place and space for your own peace.

It may not be easy. But we can learn to do it.

Hurting is not a choice; but hating is. We don’t get to choose how people treat us. We do have options to choose how we respond.

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” ―Martin Luther King

Deadly / Terminal and incurable diseases enter the human body due to the following 3 factors only:

– Unfructified past karmic seed ( can be cured only by Divine / Satguru intervention)

– Bad present Life style (we have to change this)

– strong Hatred and Resentment (Forgiveness is the medicine)

Please start forgiving and become closer to Paramatma and be Disease free.

GF’ Blessings.