yogananda

CHAPTER 10

Getting Along With Others

 Continues…..

Forgiveness

“One should forgive, under any injury,” says the Mahabharata. It hath been said that the continuation of the species is due to man’s being forgiving. Forgiveness is holiness; by forgiveness the universe is held together. Forgiveness is the might of the mighty; forgiveness is sacrifice; forgiveness is quiet of mind. Forgiveness and gentleness are the qualities of the Self-possessed. They represent eternal virtue.”

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“Then came Peter to him and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” I prayed deeply to understand this uncompromising counsel. “Lord,” I protested, “is it possible?” When the Divine Voice finally responded, It brought a humbling flood of light”: How many times, O Man, do I forgive each of you daily?”

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As God is constantly forgiving us, even knowing all our

thoughts, so those who are fully in tune with Him naturally have that same love.

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