Forgiveness comes from a heart that swallows all pride and feels more love than hurt.
Forgiveness is at two levels—self and others. They are equally difficult to execute.
We hurt ourselves for having made wrong choices. We must realize that although we are given choices at all points in life, we may not be wise, strong, or lucky enough to pick the right one; but this doesn’t mean we need to carry this hurt with us for the rest of our time here. Again, we have a choice, and we have to forgive our earlier mistakes. Doing this will enable the heart to feel and generate more love.
Just as we make wrong choices, so do others. They make mistakes. They hurt us in different ways. Just as we forgive ourselves, we can forgive them too. If we don’t forgive them, we will end up carrying the hurt with us for a long time.
When we forgive others for the hurt they have caused us, we do not carry the pain around with us. We let go of it and we let our hearts fill with compassion. We feel good.

 

寬恕

寬恕來自把驕傲放下,及一顆多感受愛而少感受傷害的心。
寬恕是在兩個層面上,對自己和對他人。兩者同樣難以做到。
我們因作出錯誤選擇而傷害了自己。大家必須覺悟,雖然我們一生中被賦予不同選擇;但必未永遠會最明智、堅強,或幸運地挑選最合適的;但這並不等如終生均要背負著這些傷害。再說一次,我們是有選擇的,並要原諒自己過往的錯誤。若能夠這樣做到,將使內心感覺更直接並培養更多的愛。
正如我們會選擇錯誤,別人亦同樣會。他們都會犯錯,以不同方式傷害了我們。正如我們原諒了自己,我們也能原諒別人。如果不原諒別人,最終這傷害將長時間伴隨著我們一段很長時間。
當我們饒恕別人對自己造成傷害,痛苦亦會離開我們。放手吧,讓我們的心洋溢著慈悲。這感覺真美妙!

 

The Prism of Life (by Ansh Das, Signal 8 Press 2014)