Forgiveness LO29103

From: suneeta mishra (
Date: 09/02/02

Replying to LO29087 --

   Hi Dan

   I just loved reading your pieceon forgiveness .How true yet we seldom
   use it !

   I'm from India and the Indian culture propagates forgiveness and
   meditation as a guide to mental and spiritual health in countless
   epics and mythological stories .

   You may have heard of The Bhagavad-gita which is universally renowned
   as the jewel of India's spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, one
   of the Supreme Gods ( We have countless of them and you may not truely
   be able to fathom how and why people worship them and it will take up
   too much of time to explain this ) to his favourite disciple Arjuna,
   the Gita's seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to
   the science of self realization , of consciousnessand self awareness .
   From time immemorial , this epic has been used by many to reach a
   heightened sense of awareness . You can find countless examples of
   forgiveness for good in it . To quote one of them ,

                               sanjaya uvaca
                           tam tatha krpayavistam
                           visidantam idam vakyam
                             uvaca madhusudanah


   sanjayah uvaca--Sanjaya said; tam--unto Arjuna; tatha--thus;
   krpaya--by compassion; avistam--overwhelmed; asru-purna--full of
   tears; akula--depressed; iksanam--eyes; visidantam--lamenting;
   idam--this; vakyam--words; uvaca--said; madhu-sudanah--the killer of


   Sanjaya said: Seeing Arjuna full of compassion and very sorrowful, his
   eyes brimming with tears, Madhusudana, Krsna, spoke the following


   Material compassion, lamentation and tears are all signs of ignorance
   of the real self. Compassion for the eternal soul is self-realization.
   The word "Madhusudana" is significant in this verse. Lord Krsna killed
   the demon Madhu, and now Arjuna wanted Krsna to kill the demon of
   misunderstanding that had overtaken him in the discharge of his duty.
   No one knows where compassion should be applied. Compassion for the
   dress of a drowning man is senseless. A man fallen in the ocean of
   nescience cannot be saved simply by rescuing his outward dress--the
   gross material body. One who does not know this and laments for the
   outward dress is called a sudra, or one who laments unnecessarily.
   Arjuna was a ksatriya, and this conduct was not expected from him.
   Lord Krsna, however, can dissipate the lamentation of the ignorant
   man, and for this purpose the Bhagavad-gita was sung by Him. This
   chapter in! ! ! ! structs us in self-realization by an analytical
   study of the material body and the spirit soul, as explained by the
   supreme authority, Lord Sri Krsna. This realization is made possible
   by working with the fruitive being situated in the fixed conception of
   the real self.
   Interested in learning more ?

   Do check out

   It has the English Translation of the complete works written in a very
   user friendly style ....

   Bye and Happy hunting




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