Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Gena1480 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:57 pm

i forgive myself
and i forgive others
equanimity of generosity
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Anagarika » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:56 pm

Gena1480 wrote:i forgive myself
and i forgive others
equanimity of generosity


I join my friend and colleague from Wat Sri Boen Ruang, Fang, Thailand, Gennady, in this request and wish to the Dhamma Wheel Community for 2012 (2554) and wish all of you wellness, happiness, and peace. I ask of you your forgiveness for my unskillful actions and speech during 2011, and ask for your support in the Buddha/Dhamma/Sangha for a more skillful 2012.

Phra Greg posted just today a Dhamma talk for the New Year by Bhante Dr. Apisit of Wat Sri Boen Ruang. http://youtu.be/U4Gt2lohPyQ I include this out of respect and well wishes for the Ven. Bhikkhus at my "home" Temple in Northern Thailand, who have been wonderful teachers, dedicated supporters to the northern Thailand community, and an inspiration to me daily.

With Metta,

Mike
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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby starter » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Dear Friends,

I'm very moved by your nice messages, and feel very fortunate to have such admirable comrades on the path. I'd like to also ask for forgiveness for any irritations or wrong influence I might have caused and would like to make amends for future restrain, when I'm aware of. Please tell me if you notice any wrong views or inappropriate speech/actions from me, big or small. Please don’t be afraid of offending me. Your kind help would always be appreciated even though I might appear irritated at the moment. I've learned a lot from this forum and look forward to learning more from the friends here to deepen my practice.

On this new year day, in addition to give ourselves a precious gift (forgiving our own wrong doings), we probably can also give the precious gifts to the other people who have hurt us so badly that we couldn't yet forgive them. Though very difficult to give, such gifts are not only free for us but also can release us from the ill will of revenge and suffering. I'd like to make my new year resolution to extend my full and heartfelt forgiveness to these few people whom I probably haven't completely forgiven yet.

May all of us lots of peace and progress in our practice.

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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby manas » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:45 am

I share the sentiments of others here. If I have caused any offence, either by my own lack of understanding, arrogance, or otherwise, please accept my apology.

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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:05 am

If I have harmed anyone here, knowingly or unknowingly, through deed, word or thought I ask their forgiveness.

If any have harmed me here, knowingly or unknowingly, through deed, word or thought I offer them my complete forgiveness.

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Re: Requesting Forgiveness From the Dhamma Wheel Community

Postby alan » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:33 am

Fine. But let's not fetishize this forgiveness thing. It can easily devolve into self-deprivation.
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