The bondage of karma lasts only as long as the wave finds itself separate from the ocean

Thu, 09/01/2011

Today is the Jain festival of Kshamavani – ‘michhami dukkadam’.
Today the Jains ask for forgiveness from each other and from everybody.
‘Knowingly or unknowingly, I may have done something that might have hurt you. It would have brought some pain to you so I ask pardon from you. Please forgive me.’
When people ask for forgiveness from each other, the seed of hatred is nullified and the fire of hatred is put off right then. All misunderstandings get dissolved.
Many times unintentionally you make a mistake and you don’t even realize it. Many times you don’t even know that you have been the cause of hurt to someone. So asking ‘micchami dukkadam’ you are soothing the other person and feeling comfortable within yourself too.
It is such a great tradition from thousands of years.

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