Wisdom to Joy - Forgiveness and "Karma"
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Forgiveness
and "Karma"
- Wisdom Leading to Joy, Inner-standing of Spirituality

Forgiveness is contrary to animal instincts to attack when hurt, and is also contrary to our natural sense of justice and balance. Forgiveness revolutionized our world, and has fantastic benefits when used as instructed. What is "karma"? What does forgiveness entail? How are forgiveness and the “law of karma” both good, and when? What are the effects of forgiving and being forgiven? Divine Forgiveness doesn’t nullify actions that have occurred, but it helps us balance those actions more easily. Using both intellect and heart, and remembering how much we don’t know, can help us to forgive.
Current revision: paper September 24th, 2021 (first version 2019 July); recording June 2021. New versions clarify or expand points in the original thesis; the points are unchanged.
Watch video - Forgiveness and "Karma" Part 1 Anatomy of Harm and Forgiveness

Anatomy of Harm and Forgiveness

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Revolutionary: Jesus and Forgiveness

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Personal Forgiveness Means ...

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The "Law of Karma"

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Communities: Restoration and Penalty

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Personal "Karma"

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Referenced works:
Code of Hammurabi ~1754 B.C.
Exodus 21:23-25, Deuteronomy 19:21, Leviticus 24:19-20
Dharma-sutras ~1,200-200 B.C.
The Laws of Manu
John 5:14, 8:11
Bad and Evil Part 3 Relevant Factors, p. 8-9
About Love Part 3 Love in Action
Truth First
Dr. George Lamsa, The Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text (1985, Harper One)
John 9:3
Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) Ch 12, p. 101, 108
John Lifting the Heaviness
Luke 5:20, Mark 2:5, Matthew 9:2, 9:6, Mark 2:10
Humans Prefer Cooperation
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (1988), p. 348
Wisdom leading to joy, Cognitive perception of spirituality and the spiritual path, Principles for healthy human societies, Focusing on goodness
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