Forgivness -- a Shortcut for the Mind

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Forgivness -- a Shortcut for the Mind

Postby snowheight » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:08 pm

What Mooji says in the link pointed to here is profound and beautiful.

Perhaps, however, out of compassion, we can toss a few breadcrumbs back to the mind.

Forgiveness is one of those breadcrumbs.

One shortcut for the mind is to realize that there is really only one sin to forgive.

Yes yes yes … there is no sinner, there is no sin, and forgiveness is just a concept. This is all true, but sometimes here in the Middle Kingdom we can lose our way.

Cutting someone off in traffic, gouging someone for money for providing a service, the upwelling of contempt or anger about some worldly situation in politics or love or business, nagging to weedle an outcome, petty attempts at control or resentment at some petty attempt at control – all of these are just forgetting who we are in disguise.

This is why this knowledge of good and evil which results in the ignorance of our true nature is called “original sin”.

The next time someone cuts you off in traffic, know that what they really did was just forget who they were. Know that your response to this was one in the same.

Keeping things simple, bearing in mind the apparent cause at the root of any lapse from nirvana, be it apparently internal or apparently external, might make things easy for the ego and allow it to let go more readily and quickly when needed.
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Re: Forgivness -- a Shortcut for the Mind

Postby smiileyjen101 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:17 am

I missed this when you posted it Snowy, a lovely reminder!

The next time someone cuts you off in traffic, know that what they really did was just forget who they were. Know that your response to this was one in the same.


Folks don't even need to know who they are let alone 'forget' who they are, they can just be responding to 'now' with whatever they have at their disposal 'now' (in terms of information, knowledge of possible courses of action and then selections). In other words ... shhhhhh... 'it' happens and we deal with it 'however' :wink:
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Re: Forgivness -- a Shortcut for the Mind

Postby snowheight » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:28 pm

Hey 'jen! ... how's my bright beautiful poet of a girl been these days?

smiileyjen101 wrote:Folks don't even need to know who they are let alone 'forget' who they are, they can just be responding to 'now' with whatever they have at their disposal 'now' (in terms of information, knowledge of possible courses of action and then selections). In other words ... shhhhhh... 'it' happens and we deal with it 'however' :wink:


No Folks no problems :) ... who is it that needs to know who they are anyway? ... yeah ... I got that wink ... oh yeah :)
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