At one level, forgiveness means you shouldn’t develop feelings of revenge. Revenge harms the other person. It is a form of violence and usually leads to counter-violence – so the problem never goes away. At another level, forgiveness means you should try not to develop feelings of anger toward your enemy. Anger doesn’t solve the problem. It brings uncomfortable feelings to yourself and destroys your own peace of mind.
Compassion and love constitute nonviolence in action. They are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, and all virtues. They give meaning to our activities and make of lives constructive. There is nothing amazing […]