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Communicating Forgiveness By Dr. Anupama Deshpande
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June 10, 2013
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vikas prakash sharma
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The dictionary meaning of ‘forgive’ is to stop being angry either about something or someone. If everyone followed this meaning exact to the words, the world would see far fewer worries; the pursuit of happiness and spirituality would then not have the same level of importance. Finding happiness through spirituality has its essence in the learning to let go of things – forgive. Practicing meditation and going on the spiritual path helps in forgiving oneself as well as others which in essence means – we have to let go of all our thoughts, judgments, and emotions such as anger, sadness about ourselves and others. Achieving this state of detachment and constantly communicating the importance of forgiveness to oneself is a tremendous task which cannot be trivialized by using the capabilities of the mind. As the mind in its limited dimension out proportions these negatives thoughts and places undue importance to them. Even though the heart would like to let go these things, the negative thoughts still cling on to us as the mind is not willing to let go of it. In Sahaja Yoga, the Agnya chakra (energy centre) represents the seat of forgiveness and is represented by Lord Jesus Christ. Any of the negative emotions such as anger, sadness, frustrations are seen as a block in this chakra and by meditating on this energy centre and not concentrating on the source of the emotion, one is able to rise above the feeling. Such an aspect also gives a new perception to the mind, thus helping it forgive and forget the situation. Lord Jesus was the epitome of forgiveness, through His life and death, he showed that the body can be perished but the spirit is imperishable. He demonstrated that the spirit does not pay importance to the objects which the human mind gives importance to. Thus, the spirit can go beyond the mind and become one the Universal Love. An immediate effect of such a practice is that the individual exhibits positive approaches to all situations in life and exhibits a constant state of mental balance. As a result of which there will be far fewer conflicts between the heart and the mind. Such a way of balancing oneself needs constant communication to the mind especially when an individual is encountering a difficult situation. Thus, in order to have a peaceful and balanced life one has to constantly remind themselves to forgive the events of their lives as well as the events of other lives.

June 10, 2013
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. –Mahatma Gandhi

June 10, 2013
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To err is human, to forgive, divine. – Alexander Pope

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