Forgiveness: It’s About You

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The story goes that the Buddha was sitting under a tree (as he did) with his monks when a man approached and spit on Buddha’s face. He wiped it away and said to the man without anger or offense, “what next?” The man left deeply disturbed; as he was use to receiving inflammatory responses when insulting another. He spent the night agonizing in confusion over the day’s event. In the morning the man returned to the Buddha, threw himself at the holy teacher’s feet and begged forgiveness…

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By Terence Stone

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13 thoughts on “Forgiveness: It’s About You

  1. Pingback: Bloggers For Peace: Forgiving Our Critics and 1 Star Reviewers! | rohan7things

  2. Great post Terence, I adore the Buddha story, simply brilliant. “The man you spat on is gone, and so is the man who spat”

    Seeking forgiveness is and forgiving others is a deeply personal thing that takes courage but can bring a lot of peace 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

    All the best.

    Rohan.

  3. Love this post, Terrence. I hadn’t heard that story about the Buddha before. Thank you for sharing. My favorite part of your post, however, was your grandfather’s saying. Brilliant.So much wisdom there.
    I agree that the hurt causes us to hurt which starts a cycle. One of my favorite sayings is “all attacks are a cry for help.” Let’s stop the hurt and start the healing. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  4. This is powerful. Particularly liked what your grandfather said. That’s something I need to keep in mind. Thanks for reading my post and for connecting me with your blog..

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