What is Forgiveness

Can you define “Forgiveness”?

Once a little boy described Forgiveness as follows to his parents:

“It is the fruit that a tree gives you when you hit it with a stone”.

What a wonderful definition!

That boy’s reply explains the essence of it all in such a simple way. You can’t provide a better example or answer for it.

Forgiveness is to love a person in spite of his vile nature and weak points. It is offering love and care in spite of receiving pain or abuse from him.

It is just like a mother loving her child and the tree giving the fruit in spite of bad treatment.

There are many advantages and plus points of Forgiveness.

  • Forgiveness provides you peace of mind. Otherwise, you will be always in tension as you get engaged in disturbing thoughts about the people around you. If you forgive the person, you can move on smoothly. Similarly, the forgiven person can also feel relaxed and get adjusted himself.
  • Forgiveness can aid the person that gets forgiven to realize his mistakes and to repent for his vile acts. Thereby, he can build his moral character by reforming himself.
  • Forgiveness reduces violence and tension. When you are not reacting violently to a wicked act, the doer of that act naturally gets cool and soft in his deeds and tries to wonder why his opponent is not attacking him. So, it gives him time to think and become soft. That way, violence gets reduced and he may correct himself and get his problem solved through mutual talk. It is just like Mahatma Gandhi offering his other cheek when slapped on one of his cheeks. Immediately the person refrains himself and comes to dialogue and mutual negotiation.
  • And, there is this last one. God forgives you and likes you more when you forgive others.
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6 Tips For Success in Life

Here are some wonderful tips for success in life drawn from Goutham Buddha’s teachings.

Gautham Buddha was a great spiritually enlightened soul. He meditated for many years under a pipal tree to find the purpose of life and the solutions for misery in life. He came out from that meditation after attaining some wonderful enlightenment to all those haunting problems of life.

He stressed the need for acquiring wisdom through listening to other seers and people around you. Each one is gifted with some wisdom or other. So, you can learn many things by listening to others.

After gathering some knowledge or information from others, you need to think about it again and again to digest the essence of it. Then only you can become acquainted with that subject.

Goutham Buddha further established that meditation and prayer are very helpful in gaining good knowledge as you will be directly in contact with nature and your mind during that process. Mental peace and utmost devotion are essential for gaining wisdom.

He further emphasized not losing Hope at any cost. You should be enduring and keep on trying the struggles of life never thinking of quitting.

There are many other points he highlighted through his teachings. But, I am selecting these six life building tips in the bulleted format.

  • Before you express your feelings, Listen to others.
  • Before you put in writing, Think over it.
  • Before you preach, practice it.
  • Before you quit in your endeavors, try again.
  • Before you spend anything, you need to earn.
  • Before you think of Death, try to Live.

More About Happiness

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  • Everyone is born with the ability to create Happiness. You can create the happiness for yourself and for people around you also.
  • Feel happy with whatever you do or enjoy. Find out what pleases you that is within your reach and affordability. And, pursue those habits or activities. Don’t crave for things that are out of your limits. You should possess the stamina and a suitable atmosphere to achieve anything. So, you need to improve yourself to achieve anything or else be content with whatever you have. Try to make the best of everything that you have.
  • By being happy, you are able to spread Happiness to your friends and family members also.
  • If you are happy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you possess the best of everything. It simply means that you are able to find happiness in everything.
  • People around you can also become happy simply looking at your happy, smiling face. So, keep a smiling face always.
  • Keeping content with life by enjoying even the smallest moments of life creates Happiness. So, never miss any moment. Enjoy Happiness in a child’s laughter, in the beauty of flowers, in the aura of the blue sky or the rising sun and the setting sun.

Seven Tips for a Happy Life

  1. Remember that life is too short to spend it on trivial matters of disagreement or disputes. Everyone has his own point of view. You can’t force him to look from your point-of-view.
  2. Do not try to compare yourself with others. Everyone has his own uniqueness and identity. Comparision only leads to dissatisfaction or disputes.
  3. God has created you. So, he has some purpose for your life. Try to find out that purpose.
  4. Treat your Failures and problems as the stepping stones for your successes.
  5. Don’t stick to the memories of your past failures or problems. Simply let them go by learning some new lessons from those experiences.
  6. Share your experiences and thoughts with people so that you may spread happiness in their lives. By doing so, you may also learn something unique and useful for your life through their experiences.
  7. Remember that you are the in charge of your Happiness and nobody else, even though some of them may have helped you in achieving it by providing suitable guidance.  So, never complain about your happiness or unhappiness to anybody as it is an outcome of your own preferences and actions.