Bhagwad Gita

Dealing with Practicing Forgiveness – Texts from Bhagwad Gita

The texts from the Bhagwad Gita are curated to help deal with practicing forgiveness. The Sanskrit texts and their corresponding translations are given below.

Take time to read and understand their core meaning and message, and I hope this helps in elevating the issues with practicing forgiveness.

Chapter 11 – Text 44

तस्मात्प्रणम्य प्रणिधाय कायं प्रसादये त्वामहमीशमीड्यम 

पितेव पुत्रस्य सखेव सख्युः प्रियः प्रियायार्हसि देव सोढुम

You are the Supreme Lord to be worshiped by every living being. Thus, I fall down to offer You my respects and ask Your mercy. Please tolerate the wrongs I many have done to You and bear with me as parent is to their children, or a friend is to their friends, or a lover with their beloved.

Chapter 12 – Text 13,14

अद्वेष्टा सर्वभूतानां मैत्रः करुण एव च 

निर्ममो निरहंकारः संदुखःसुखः क्षमी

सतुष्टः सततं योगी यतात्मा दृढनिश्चयः 

मय्यर्पितमनोबुद्धिर्यो मद्भक्तः स मे प्रियः

The one who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities, who does not think of themselves as a proprietor, who is free from false ego, who is equal in both happiness and distress, who is always satisfied and engaged in devotional service with determination and whose mind and intelligence are in agreement with Me – they are very dear to Me.

Chapter 16 – Text 1,2,3


अभयं सत्त्वसंशुद्धिर्ज्ञानयोगव्यवस्थितिः 

दानं दमश्च यज्ञश्च स्वाध्यायस्तप आर्जवम

अहिंसा सत्यमक्रोधस्त्यागः शान्तिरपैशुनम 

दया भूतेष्वलोलुपत्वंमार्दवं हीरचापलम

तेजः क्षमा धृतिः शौचमद्रोहो नातिमानिता 

भवन्ति संपदं दैवीमभिजातस्य भारत

The Blessed Lord said: Fearlessness, purifications of one’s existence, cultivation of spiritual knowledge, charity, self-control, performance of sacrifice, study of the Vedas, austerity, simplicity, non-violence, truthfulness, freedom from anger, renunciation, tranquillity, aversion to fault-finding, compassion, freedom from covetousness, gentleness, modesty, steady determination, vigour, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, freedom from envy, and the passion for honour – these transcendental qualities O son of Bharat, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.

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