Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jack Kornfield: 12 Principles of Forgiveness

Jack Kornfield (; Ananda M., Dharma Meditation Initiative, Wisdom Quarterly

Kshanti (Sanskrit kṣānti or Pali khanti) is forbearance, forgiveness, tolerance, patience. It is one of the paramitas in both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. Examples in the Pali canon identify using forbearance in response to others' anger, cuckolding, torture and even fatal assaults. Khanti is the first word of the Ovada-Patimokkha Gatha (Pali for "Patimokkha Exhortation Verse"), also found in the Dhammapada, Verse 184. More

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