In a Peruvian village, there’s an unusual way of saying goodbye to the old year and welcoming the new year: Those who have unsettled issues with others are given a chance to bring everything to the forefront—and engage in fist fights to settle everything and start the new year with a clean slate!
What do the great sages have to say about this? A disciple of Confucius requested his master for a word that would capture the most important thing in life, and he said, “Forgiveness.”
In the Vedic book, “Shrimad Bhagavatam,” it is said that it is the duty of a wise person to forgive. A person who is forgiving brings pleasure to the Supreme Being.
The Father loves us unconditionally. He is happy to see that we care for one another. Anger or holding a grudge prevents us from experiencing genuine love in our hearts.
A person once said, “I now realize that anger is ‘killing’ me spiritually—it’s unnecessary burden!”
Humility allows us to be tolerant and nurture a forgiving heart.
Forgive each day—that is the wise path for people who want to love and be happy!
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