Tuesday, August 14, 2012

We should learn to forgive and forget minor incidents

We should learn to forgive and forget minor incidents

Yudhisthira Maharaja describing the glories of forgiveness cited the verse spoken in ancient times by the Rsi Kasyapa:

‘Forgiveness is virtue, forgiveness is sacrifice and forgiveness is the Vedas. Forgiveness is purity and penance; it is truth, piety, religion, and the holy Narayana. Through forgiveness the universe is sustained, and by practicing forgiveness a man can attain to everlasting regions of bliss.’

“How then can I renounce forgiveness, O Draupadi, in which is established spirituality, truth, wisdom and the three worlds? Both this world and the next belong to the forgiving person. Therefore forgiveness is considered the highest virtue.”

Srila Prabhupada mentions in Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.4.5
A sadhu, a devotee, is never angry. Actually the real feature of devotees who undergo tapasya, austerity, is forgiveness.

In another letter Srila Prabhupada writes:
We should learn to forget and forgive minor incidents because whenever there are two men in a place, there is always some misunderstanding.

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