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Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:57 pm

Hi All,
As This is my one year anniversary of my joining Dhamma Wheel community I thought I would take some time to formally ask you all to forgive me for any wrong I have done you out of carelessness in thought, word, or deed.

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me bhante
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Venerable (Buddha).

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me dhamma
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Dhamma (Teachings of the Buddha)

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me saṅgha
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Sangha (Dhamma Wheel Community).
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:05 pm

Manapa wrote:Hi All,
As This is my one year anniversary of my joining Dhamma Wheel community I thought I would take some time to formally ask you all to forgive me for any wrong I have done you out of carelessness in thought, word, or deed.

Thank you, I appreciate your sentiment here, but any wrong doing has been far out-weighed by what you have given us.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Mawkish1983 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:20 pm

tiltbillings wrote:any wrong doing has been far out-weighed by what you have given us.

Seconded :)
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:24 pm

tiltbillings wrote:
Manapa wrote:Hi All,
As This is my one year anniversary of my joining Dhamma Wheel community I thought I would take some time to formally ask you all to forgive me for any wrong I have done you out of carelessness in thought, word, or deed.

Thank you, I appreciate your sentiment here, but any wrong doing has been far out-weighed by what you have given us.


I was briefly obsessed with your comment about "condescending prat", but I agree with TiltB- I have already learned much from you in my short time here at dhammawheel. All negatives forgiven, I am grateful for your wisdom and participation, and here's to a brave new year!
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:30 pm

Monkey Mind wrote:I was briefly obsessed with your comment about "condescending prat", but I agree with TiltB- I have already learned much from you in my short time here at dhammawheel. All negatives forgiven, I am grateful for your wisdom and participation, and here's to a brave new year!

when was that??
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:33 pm

While I am still looking at this topic, I would like to thank the Admin, global Mods, specific forum mods, Monastics, Scholars, and laypeople for making this forum the forum it is!
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Kare » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:52 pm

Manapa wrote:Hi All,
As This is my one year anniversary of my joining Dhamma Wheel community I thought I would take some time to formally ask you all to forgive me for any wrong I have done you out of carelessness in thought, word, or deed.

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me bhante
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Venerable (Buddha).

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me dhamma
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Dhamma (Teachings of the Buddha)

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me saṅgha
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Sangha (Dhamma Wheel Community).


I find this a very beautiful posting, and I wish to join Manapa in this request.
:anjali:
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby poto » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:27 pm

I don't recall you having done anything to require forgiveness, but I will offer my forgiveness nonetheless.

And I too would like to humbly ask forgiveness for any offense I have caused to my fellow Buddhists and non-Buddhist friends here at DW. :bow:
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby suanck » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:47 pm

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!

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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Kokoro » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:58 pm

Though I have only been here for some weeks, I agree with Tilt when he says you (both Manapa and Kare) have given to this forum much more than any wrong you may have done either directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, and I have been inspired to do the same with those I may have wronged over the part year, so for that I also thank you and wish for all of you a vast fortune of (mental) wealth and happiness. May your efforts be rewarded with merit and good fortune, and may all those who learn of it be inspired to make similar efforts.

With metta and reverence.
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:17 pm

Greetings,

Like Manapa, I would formally ask you all to forgive me for any wrong I have done you out of carelessness in thought, word, or deed.

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me bhante
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Venerable (Buddha).

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me dhamma
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Dhamma (Teachings of the Buddha)

Kāyena vācā cittena
If by deeds, speech or thoughts
pamādena mayā kataṃ
heedlessly I have committed
Accayaṃ khama me saṅgha
any wrong-doing, forgive me, O Sangha (Dhamma Wheel Community).

:anjali:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby bodhabill » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:09 am

Manapa

Our debates and difference of opinions are far outweighed by having you as a friend that stimulates and challenges my boundaries

Kare, Poto, Retro, and all other members of Dhamma Wheel

Foregiveness is sought

Foregiveness to you all is not required but freely given

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby catmoon » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:49 am

I would ask for forgiveness too, however the resulting avalanche of mail from the offendees would certainly crash the board permanently. Oh well.

May you be well. May you be happy. May you be free from suffering.
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Jechbi » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:55 am

Thank you, Manapa. Wonderful post.

I seek pardon from all whom I have harmed, intentionally or unintentionally.

I pardon all who have harmed me, intentionally or unintentionally.

May all beings be happy.
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But never soddens what is open;
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby BlackBird » Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:41 am

Dear all

I don't know if I can forgive you. Because to forgive you would neccesitate you having wronged me, and this couldn't be further from the truth.

In turn though, if anyone has been hurt or angered by my words over the past year - I am sorry for causing you discomfort.

May you all be well, happy new years and may 2010 bring many insights!

Love you guys :heart:
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby zavk » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:40 am

I too don't think that there's much to 'forgive' as such. But I really appreciate your good intentions. Thank you. May we all be well.
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:32 am

For those you have also requested forgiveness, and all beings

Khamāmi kalyāṇamitta.
I forgive you, Venerable friends.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
With Metta
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Guy » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:07 am

Hello Friends,

I too ask for forgiveness for anything I have done, said or thought intentionally or unintentionally to have caused harm to anyone in the DhammaWheel community.

With Metta,

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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Annapurna » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:02 pm

Wow, I've never seen a thread like this before.

Manapa, I admire you, your replies are considerate and wise and I can't recall you ever wronged me, so if you did, it is so entirely forgiven that it is forgotten.

Likewise, if I ever wronged anybody here in word and speech, if I was harsh or cold, I seek your all forgiveness, and hope you make me aware of how I can improve on my speech intentions and insight.

I enjoy being here.

I consider it a great privilege to have met you all (again).

Countless times you have been my loved ones in previous lives, and right now, my heart rejoices in all the caring and compassion you once gave to me and still continue to give.

Thank you.

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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby cooran » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:25 pm

Hello Manapa and all Dhamma Friends,

It was interesting last night during the New Year's Eve ceremonies at Dhammagiri - our visiting monk Bhante Khemasiri - who is Abbot of the Dhammapala Kloster – located in Kandersteg in Switzerland, gave a 50 minute talk and guided meditation on "Forgiveness" of each other and ourselves.. Afterwards, the chanting in english exactly mirrored what you have put in the OP - asking forgiveness from the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.

So I too ask you, any and all, to forgive me for any wrong I have done you out of carelessness in thought, word, or deed.

metta
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