Chakra Discussions

Forgiveness Seminars May Help the Pain

by Indrani dasi

Posted May 30, 2006

Reading the posts after the passing of Ananda prabhu, I feel the deep pain in many of the writers. I sincerely offer my condolences to his family and friends.

Without brushing over the situation, I want to offer some words of comfort and support at this difficult time. I prayed for the best way to do that. Sitting at my computer I went to the website. I clicked on the lectures of H.H. Bhakti Tirtha Swami. I downloaded and listened to the first of a workshop series on "Learning the Skill of Forgiving," which he gave at Mayapur in 2003. They include exercises to help us work through all types of pain, and he gives pastimes from the sastras where vaisnavas were abused and hurt by others. He also made a point that if one does not forgive, he or she is allowing the person to do the same thing again and again.

This is my offering at this difficult time. I would like to strongly recommend that all try to hear these workshops. They may help us to embrace higher Krsna consciousness and to advance spiritually.