Forgiveness – Based on the teachings of Guruji Krishnananda
“What is forgiveness?” I have been asked this question many times. Another question that is asked is, “What is beyond forgiveness?”
Let us understand that forgiveness is not an act of kindness towards another person.
Forgiveness is an act of surrender. The unconditional acceptance and surrender releases us from the bondage of resentment and bitterness.
What is beyond forgiveness?
Beyond forgiveness and surrender there is total freedom. It is an irony that only when we surrender, we are truly free, and, only when we are free, we can surrender.
It is generally understood that when we surrender, we lose our freedom. It may seem like a contradiction but it is not so. Surrendering is not giving up our freewill; it is consciously aligning with the Divine Will in every situation. Contemplate on this.
Forgiveness and surrender lead to the experience of Oneness with the Divine. After forgiveness and surrender, there is only Love and Light.
To realise this, we have to actually practise it and see. Otherwise, all this will be just an intellectual understanding.
When you get hurt, try to forgive unconditionally. It is not easy. But if you succeed, you would have made a great stride in your Spiritual journey.