" Forgiveness happens when you know that the other is not responsible. "
..Sri Amma Bhagavan
Have a Day of Forgiveness !
Exposition by Namannji :
"We have seen in the earlier teachings and expositions that nothing has got a self nature. Everything is dependently arising and dependently ceasing. Nothing can happen independently. Thus, if you feel that a person has hurt you, you are wrong. That person is not responsible but the entire universe is responsible.
Let us understand this with an example. A man was sitting on the branch of a tree in the forest. The gum of the branch got stuck to his trousers. He gave the trousers to the laundry. The man went to collect his trousers and met a beautiful lady there to whom he got married later. They gave birth to a child who later became the President of America.Now please tell, who is the cause of that boy becoming the President. Is it the gum on the branch, the branch of the tree, the trousers, the laundry man, the lady or who or what? All or no one is responsible. Everything is happening automatically. The brain always fixes somebody to be responsible. When you realise this profound truth, you will naturally forgive whom you are hurt with. Seriously contemplate."