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Kshanti

Kshanti Kshanti or khanti is patience, forbearance and forgiveness.[1] It is one of the pāramitās in both Theravāda and Mahāyāna Buddhism. Canonical sources Examples in the Pāli canon identify using forbearance in response to others’ anger, cuckolding, torture and even fatal assaults. Dhammapada verses Khanti is the first word of the Ovada-Patimokkha Gatha (Pāli for “Patimokkha Exhortation Verse”), also found in the Dhammapada, verse 184: Patient endurance: the foremost austerity....

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Forgiveness Goes Beyond Those Three Virtues

Forgiveness Justice has the nature of an equation: Borrowing 10 dollars requires returning 10 dollars. When justice is violated, punishment or restitution of some kind is required. Herein is the timeless significance of bringing the scales of justice back into balance. Injustice demands a counter balancing repayment. Clemency goes beyond...

What Is Absolution?

Absolution Absolution is the remission of sin, or of the punishment due to sin, granted by the Church. (For remission of punishment due to sin, see CENSURE, EXCOMMUNICATION, INDULGENCE.) Absolution proper is that act of the priest whereby, in the Sacrament of Penance, he frees man from sin. It presupposes on the part of the penitent,...

Raja (Hope or Expectation)

Raja (Hope or Expectation) For a Sufi, Raja (hope) means waiting for that which he or she wholeheartedly desires to come into existence, acceptance of good deeds, and forgiveness of sins. Hope or expectation, both based on the fact that the individual is solely responsible for his or her errors...

Mantra

What Is Mantra? A mantra ( मन्त्र)[2] is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers.[3][4] Mantra meditation helps to induce an altered state of consciousness.[5] A mantra may or may not have a syntactic structure or literal...

Muhammad’s Mildness and Forbearance

Muhammad’s Mildness and Forbearance Mildness is another dimension of his character. He was a bright mirror in which God reflected His Mercy. Mildness is a reflection of compassion. God made His Messenger mild and gentle, thereby allowing him to gain many converts to Islam and overcome numerous obstacles. After the...

Muhammad: The Prophet of Universal Mercy 

Muhammad: The Prophet of Universal Mercy  The beginning of existence was an act of mercy and compassion without which the universe would be in chaos. Everything came into existence through compassion, and by compassion it continues to exist in harmony. Muslim sages say that the universe is the All-Compassionate One’s...

Prayers for Forgiveness and Protection from Hell Fire

Prayers for Forgiveness and Protection from Hell Fire Glory be to You! We have no knowledge save that which You have taught us; indeed, You are the All-Knowing, the All Wise. O our Sustainer! Do not call us to task if we forget or fall into error. Our Sustainer! Lay...

Forgiveness of Sins

Prayers For Forgiveness of Sins Main Articles: Forgiveness as A Virtue and What Is Forgiveness? God casts our sins into the depths of the sea when He forgives us. He puts them so far out of His sight that He never sees them again. Of course, the Lord does not actually...

The Mercy of Pope Francis

Absolution

What Is Absolution? Absolution is a traditional theological term for the forgiveness experienced by Christians in the life of the Church. It is a universal feature of the historic churches of Christendom, although the theology and the practice of absolution vary between denominations. Some traditions see absolution as a sacrament (the Sacrament of Penance), a...

Moral Virtues Recommended In The Torah

Moral Virtues Recommended In The Torah Jewish ethics is the moral philosophy of the Jewish religion or the Jewish people. As a type of normative ethics, Jewish ethics may involve issues in Jewish law as well as non-legal issues, and may involve the convergence of Judaism and the Western philosophical tradition of ethics. While there seems to be no other work of...

Temperance As A Virtue

Temperance As A Virtue Temperance is defined as moderation or voluntary self-restraint.[1] It is typically described in terms of what an individual voluntarily refrains from doing.[2] This includes restraint from retaliation in the form of non-violence and forgiveness, restraint from arrogance in the form of humility and modesty, restraint from excesses such as splurging now...

Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

  Dag Hammarskjold Quotes Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.  ― Dag Hammarskjöld Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who ‘forgives’ you–out of love–takes upon himself the consequences...

Prophet Adam’s Prayer

Prophet Adam’s Prayer “Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost.” In the Quran The story of Adam and creation is pieced throughout the Quran. There are references in suras 2, 4, 5,...

Muslim Prayers

Muslim Prayers 1. Oh Allah, please forgive me for all of the bad that I’ve done, and I continue to do. You are so Merciful and kind, please forgive me, and help me stay away from all that’s wrong. It’s so hard for me, and I’m so weak but You...

Prophet Muhammad’s Compassion

Prophet Muhammad’s Compassion The adage nowadays is that we all need love. So many people are talking about this. Islam teaches us that God’s act of creating humanity was an act of mercy and compassion. Compassion represents the love between parents and children as well as that between children and...

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Forgiving the Unforgivable Mike and Kathie Clarey suffered the worst trauma any parent can endure. Their beloved 11-year-old daughter was brutally murdered. In the days that followed, the Clareys were numb with grief. Yet in the midst of their pain, they experienced God’s amazing grace. And while the suffering didn’t...

What Is Forgiveness?

What Is Forgiveness? Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, forswears recompense from or punishment of the offender, however legally or morally justified it might be, and with an increased ability to wish...

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness as A Virtue Men and women are creatures with faults as well as exceptional qualities. No other living creature carries such inborn opposites. Only humanity has the qualities that allow its individuals to fly in the firmaments of Heaven or, by leaving the right path, fall into the bottom...

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Mercy

What Is Mercy? Mercy is benevolence, forgiveness, and kindness in a variety of ethical, religious, social, and legal contexts. The concept of a merciful God appears in various religions, including Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Performing acts of mercy as a component of religious beliefs is also emphasized through actions such as the giving of alms, and care for the sick and Works...

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