Forgiveness Does Not Come Easy
: We are taught to forgive and forget…
BUT even when we forgive someone outwardly…
…inside a feeling of grievance and hurt remains.
How can we get rid of that also?
AND give up thoughts of
The inner uneasiness will then slowly recede.
The problem is…traces of anger linger inside…
BUT once we
the intellect slowly becomes
to INNER FORGIVENESS
PERFECT forgiveness is the
……of great saints.
…As they see the oneness of all…
they FORGIVE SPONTANEOUSLY…
…Just as we forgive our finger if it pokes the eye.
how many times
it is repeated…
…do we say…
“This is the
…Do it again, and I will cut you off!”
BECAUSE we know that the finger and the eye
BOTH are ME!!!
I pervade the
as well as the
IN THE SAME WAY
…when we see one’s own Self pervading
THERE is also ANOTHER way to
We can say, “I have forgiven you BUT
what you did was not right.”
In the Ramayana, Lakshmana was
with Kaikeyi because she sent
…his beloved SRI RAMA to the forest…
BUT Ramachandraji told him
…to vent his anger on her.
On their return after FOURTEEN YEARS,
he obeyed his brother…
He did not express any angry sentiments
So long as…we are not CARRIED away with
…it is fine.
The rest will come with time!!!
– – Swami Tejomayananda