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"Don't be nervous, whatever happens.
"Love people and forgive people, whatever they do.
"May no one suffer on my account."
"Say: O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." Sûrah al-Zumar:
"do you not know it is the nature of the scorpion to sting?"

Alan Paton: When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
Alanon:  Others' opinions of me are not my business
Albert Einstein: Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Alexander Pope: To err is human, to forgive divine.
Amod Thakur: My uncle received the anger of a great saint. He
April Baer: Forgiveness is a form of cleaning out closets.
Ausonious: Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.
Balaram fought the demon all night long and they were still tied.. Krishna

  gave one smile of unconditional love and the demon was transformed.
Bible: Judge not lest ye be judged.
Richard nixon; Your enemies may hate you, but they don't win unless you hate them back.'
888 Catherine Ponder:  When one holds resentment toward another,
888rie Ten Boom:  At the end of Corrie's talk on forgiveness, a man came up to her and
Course In Miracles:  the holiest place on earth is where an ancient hatred has become a present love.'
D Calleia: I went to sleep praying for an opponent and upon waking realized that in a dream she gave me the solution to an unrelated problem.

Don Young: judging implies the judge's belief in his or her omniscience;

Starseed Transmissions; one never has enough data to assign value to any action
Dorothee Deluzy: It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.
Elizabeth Hoare: Part of her heart was tied off by God.. that the rest might grow larger.
Elizabeth Hoare: The woman was not miraculously healed until she forgave the horse who had thrown her.  (*perhaps all horses need to forgive their human oppressors)
Every day Jews are called on to forgive.
Forgiveness flushes away escess weight, stress, and cancer cells  81
Forgiveness gives one back the laughter and the lightness in life.
Francis Bacon: A man who studies revenge keeps his wounds green.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld: One forgives to the degree that one loves.
George Herbert: paraphrased: Forgiveness is the only bridge to peace.
Gopal: It helps in understanding why people do bad things to remember that only
Gopal: It helps to understand in why people do bad things
Grace Hopper: It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
Harriet Beecher Stowe:
Hatred can magnetize enemies to each other to the point that
I mentally regress him or her to baby state.
I try to send a letter asking for forgiveness
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
J Myzkowski: My former enemy was a mirror who revealed
JBO after watching a documentary on the Green River killer....Like many serial killers he was perhaps an abused child and more certainly abused animals.... the loved ones
JBO: So are you saying that you are getting the senior citizen
JBO: Those unwilling to forgive exchange their chance in heaven in order to send another to hell.
Jan Freundschuh: (To a former foe) Now I see you as a pure rushing fountain ..adorned only by your own sweet splashes.*   54
Jan Freundschuh: When I have trouble forgiving someone
Jessamyn West: It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes. It takes more grit and
Jesus gave the prayer, the Our Father  He asked His followers to recite: Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Jesus: Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
Jesus: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.
Jesus: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.
Joan Lunden: Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth.
John C Lehman Jr:  Sometimes it is not necessary the problem
Just as we do not punish our teeth for accidentally biting our tongue because we consider both the organs as parts of our body, so also, we have to bear in mind that the eternal and universal Atma resides in everyone and everywhere.   The book Summer Showers 2nd year
Kabir: Forgiveness is a game only saints play.
Kabir: The saint helped the scorpion over and over again and the scorpion each time returned a sting. Some said
Krishna disarmed the demon with one smile of unconditional love
L Bertsch: Resentment turns a face slap into an ulcer.
L Hill: Sometimes negative memories can roll around the
Lawrence Wilson: about the presence of adrenaline in the brains of those experiencing anger:  Anger is a state of glandular arousal of the body in response to danger or perceived danger.
Lewis Smedes:
MSC: (re the Bible that God tosses our sins into
Mahatma Gandhi: An eye for an eye makes everyone blind.
Mark Twain: Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Martin Luther King: Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can. Hatred cannot drive out hatred. Only Love can.
Nancy Taylor: Unforgiveness wastes energy as extra weight
No arrow can return unless it was sent out by a person
No one but you can annoy you or make you angry
Nonforgiveness is a passive form of violence,
Nothing can come out of you that is not in you. If when you
One needs to pray for those he is seeking to forgive, but need not have warm and fuzzy feelings about the person nor have contact. (paraphrased) Fr. John Lunness   96
R Avrutis: Each year on Yom Kippur at my temple we recite:
Richard Nixon prosecuted an evil war, bombed and killed millions.
Robert Frost: Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
Robert Frost: God will forgive me. That's his job.   45
Rumi: The wound is the place in which the light enters.
S B Everett: We do not judge those we love. That unconditional love can be extended to all.
S. A. Grafio: To hold someone in past thoughts is to imprison him.
S. B. Everett:  paraphrased: When we recognize that we are all One,  we send vibrations of love to all. (When one part of the body is in pain, cells elsewhere rush to heal.)  63
S.A. Grafio: One never knows how another's soul is tied to the karmic
SMC: Even if my part was only 5% of the argument,
Sai Baba: God looks on sin as on a baby's first halting attempts to walk  36
Sai Baba: God stands outside all mathematical equations
Sai Baba: Not in the morning pond does the lion wash his blood.
Sai Baba: The actor who slapped you on the stage waits behind
Sai Baba: The sandalwood tree confers her fragrance upon the
Saint Of Shirdi: It is the fruitladen tree which attracts a shower of stones.
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking:  Judge no one by the worst moment of his life.
Sri Yukteswar: The vanished lives of all are filled with
Starseed Transmissions: You do not have enough data to assign value to any action.
Swami Premananda: True forgiveness lies in awakening the divinity of another by manifesting the divinity in oneself.
Thaddeus Golas, author of The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment: In response to pain, the natural thing is to contract
The Buddha: The more evil done to you the more good do in return. (Buddha's purity was so great that those who plotted to kill him had their plans recoil upon themselves, not by his actions, but by the law of spiritual physics.)
The Scorpio scorpion becomes the eagle when he soars high in detachment from the foibles of others.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
The sour hard green fruit cannot help it that it is not ripe soft and sweet, nor are young souls unfolded.
Those in line behind Czolgosz who had just shot President McKinley,
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and realize the prisoner was you.  (
Unforgiveness yokes one to his foe.
Unknown: Don't hate the haters
Unknown: To understand all is to forgive all.
Wayne Dyer: If you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out.
We become what we focus upon.
William Blake:
William Blake: When you forgive, you in no way change the past
Yom Kippur is not the only day God calls on Jews to forgive.
You are responsible for your response to the environment
a tiny pie slice of their divinity was brought into this incarnation with them.  18
and guards in the room all jumped on Czolgosz and
and the saint replied "it is my nature to save."
are pressured, anger comes out, it is not the fault of the person
ax which strikes her down.
but one should expand (rather than shutting down) When
considered it a blessing.
degrading into a sulkiness which repels others.
discount on your sins and the reduced weekend excursion rate
divinity was brought into this incarnation with them.
easy on him, boys." Edmund Morris reports in the book Theodore Rex that McKinley's last words before his death several days later were "Nearer my God to Thee. Thy will be done."
form.. and gave me a creative new way to do my charts, showing me that the cusp of any house should be made the ascendant to study questions about that house.
form.. and gave me a creative new way to draw my graphs.
gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
had repeatedly harmed me. That night God came to me in her
he is bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel.
head for many decades before they are finally released.
in one life or another.
is carried around. Unforgiveness requires the energy waste of repressing.
kill him, President McKinley whispered either, "Don't let them hurt him" or "Go
many shames. Therefore do not judge.    9
no matter how long.. ready to render a plus or minus, multiplication or division
of his many women victims were allowed to confront him at the trial.. he sat unmoved... as they all accused him... finally one man came forth and said "I forgive you." The prisoner broke into tears.  Forgiveness can move mountains
on your transgressions?
repeatedly harmed me. That night God came to me in her
said he was the guard in her sister's concentration camp. She mentally prayed  "Lord I cannot forgive him but You can pass forgiveness to him through me.'  The power
sickness finds you. Work, walk, meet people, do something but don't stop moving.   -Unknown-
someone is cruel, Golas says to give more love)  72
started to punch him. Seeing that the mob on Czolgosz might easily and quickly
the curtain to congratulate you on your performance.
the deep sea) God has posted a no fishing sign in His deep waters.
the dirt upon my face.
they are fused together as Siamese twins.
to remember that only a tiny slice of the pie of their
to solve but change the angle of vision and the problem dissolves.
traintracks of his destiny.
which surged through her arm to him made them both weep.
who pressured.