Posted by Vishva News Reporter on July 20, 2003

Continuing the extraction of veD = SCIENCES OF LIFE from the library of SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii, PVAF presents today the kli-yug version of KSHmaa = FORGIVENESS as researched and expounded by Stanford University Forgiveness Project:

  • Recent research has shown that FORGIVENESS is not only good for aat`maa (soul) but also good for the shrir = body an aat`maa takes in each life cycle to exist as an human being.
  • As per a psychiatrist Dr. Edward Hallowell from Boston area in USA: 
    • People do not think FORGIVENESS is in their own best interests, but it is.
    •  FORGIVENESS is a major stress reducer.
    • Forgivness is good for your heart rate , blood pressure, immune system.
    • Thus forgiveness is good for prolonging your life and for reducing the risk of heart attack. FORGIVENESS  is the gift you give YOURSELF

Stanford Forgiveness Project details can be viewed at the program website by clicking on the preceding red highlite.

Please click on the next line to learn more about FORGIVNESS in improving your health and also living a life by the rules and regulations of DHARm in which FORGIVENESS is one of the fundamental concept......

FORGIVNESS is connected with its root word FORGIVE and its synonym EXCUSE. The following is the meaning of each of the three words from Webster's Third International Dictionary :


  1. an act of forgiving or state of being forgiven; often : REMISSION *the forgiveness of the tax liability T should not result in such a serious disturbance to the revenues Journal of Accountancy*
  2. disposition to pardon : willingness to forgive

FORGIVE means:

  1. to cease to feel resentment against on account of wrong committed : give up claim to requital from or retribution upon (an offender) : ABSOLVE, PARDON: "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing" Lk 23:34 (NCE);
  2. to give up resentment of or claim to requital for (an offense or wrong) : "remit the penalty of and their sins should be forgiven them" Mk 4:12 (Authorized Version);
  3. to grant relief from : refrain from exacting *forgave his tenants thousands of dollars in back rent* *a loophole in the tax law that forgives all if a taxpayer is out of the U.S. Time.

EXCUSE means:

  1. to offer excuse for : make apology for *he excused his delay as due to the weather;
  2. to try to remove blame from : seek indulgence for : seek to extenuate *excusing himself for his delay;
  3. to seek or obtain exemption or release for *asked the school principal to excuse the boys from religious services;
  4. to serve as a means of exemption from : serve as a substitute for;
  5. to accept an excuse for : regard as excusable : forgive entirely or admit to be little censurable and to overlook;
  6. to PARDON *we excuse irregular conduct when circumstances justify it;
  7. to regard with indulgence : OVERLOOK *it is easy to excuse one's own faults* often used as an introductory apology (as when interrupting or expressing disagreement) *excuse me, but do you mind if I shut the window?;
  8. to grant exemption or release to or from free from an obligation or duty *the judge excused the young man's fine because of the unusual circumstances;
  9. to permit to leave a place or stop an activity or task *class is excused* *you are excused the rest of the translation;
  10. to serve as excuse for : free from imputation of fault : clear from guilt : EXCULPATE, JUSTIFY *one's own assurance of propriety cannot excuse jeopardizing another's happiness* *perhaps, knowing what you do, you can excuse him;
  11. to release from a charge;
  12. to ask or grant excuse *while some accuse, others excuse* : serve as an excuse *such loving self-sacrifice goes far toward excusing;
  13. synonyms CONDONE, PARDON, FORGIVE;
  14. EXCUSE indicates a passing over of some fault, omission, neglect, or failure without further consideration, censure, or punishment, redress, or retaliation in view of extenuating conditions or retaliation in view of extenuating conditions;
  15. CONDONE may indicate accepting without protest, censure, or punishment some reprehensible action or condition because of circumstances;
  16. PARDON may indicate waiving of punishment or censure and reinstatement to grace especially by a superior and in legal, formal, or social situations *pardoned by the state governor;
  17. FORGIVE may apply to genuine, sincere change of feeling whereby resentment and desire for retaliation on or punishment of an offender are no longer felt.

This topic will be continued to be expounded on by SRii chmpklaal Daajibhaai misTRii from the database of veD = SCIENCES OF LIFE.....

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