Wisdom to Joy - Forgiveness and "Karma"
Forgiveness
and "Karma"
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 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 are not substantially different from the original posting.
Forgiveness and "Karma" Part 1 Anatomy of Harm and Forgiveness - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and "Karma" Part 2 Revolutionary - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and "Karma" - Part 3 Rebuke and Repentance - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and "Karma" - Part 4 Personal Forgiveness Means ... - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and Karma - Part 5 The "Law of Karma" - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and Karma - Part 6 - Communities - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and "Karma" - Part 7 Personal Karma - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and "Karma" Part 8 Divine Forgiveness - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and "Karma" Part 9 Forgiving More Easily - Watch and listen
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Forgiveness and "Karma" - Full - Watch and listen
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