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World Scripture

F****VENESS AND RECONCILIATION

The scriptures advocate a large-hearted attitude of f****veness and
tolerance of others' mistakes, even when they cause offense or
injury. F****veness is far preferable to holding a grudge, which
would only fester and poison the spirit. It is preferable to
exacting revenge--see Love Your Enemy, pp. 999-1002. Furthermore,
we are advised to take responsibility for the grudges and injuries
which others feel towards us. This is the first of several sections
which deal with overcoming disputes, enmity, grudges, and
prejudices in personal relationships.

Subvert anger by f****veness.

[2]1.Jainism. Samanasuttam 136

The best deed of a great man is to f****ve and forget.

[3]2.Islam (Shiite). Nahjul Balagha, Saying 201

Where there is f****veness, there is God Himself.

[4]3.Sikhism. Adi Granth, Shalok, Kabir, p. 1372

If you efface and overlook and f****ve, then lo! God is f****ving,
merciful.

[5]4.Islam. Qur'an 64.14

The superior man tends to f****ve wrongs and deals leniently with
crimes.

[6]5.Confucianism. I Ching 40: Release

If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that
your brother has something against you, leave your gift there
before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and
then come and offer your gift.

[7]6.Christianity. Matthew 5.23-24

The Day of Atonement atones for sins against God, not for sins
against man, unless the injured person has been appeased.

[8]7.Judaism. Mishnah, Yoma 8.9

Show endurance in humiliation and bear no grudge.

[9]8.Taoism. Treatise on Response and Retribution

You shall not take vengeance or bear any grudge against the sons of
your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am
the Lord.

[10]09.Judaism and Christianity. Leviticus 19.18
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Shalok, Kabir: On tolerance of the ill-behaved, see Tattvarthasutra
7.11,p. 827. Yoma 8.9 and Matthew 5.23-24: Not only will God not
accept the offering of a hypocrite whose piety is a mask for
robbery and injury--see Qur'an 2.264, p. 428--he also will not
accept our offering if another person has a grievance against us,
though we might think our actions were justified. Therefore we
should take responsibility for others' grievances against us, and
avoid all temptations to self-righteousness. Treatise on Response
and Retribution: Cf. ****ects 14.11, p. 859.
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Who takes vengeance or bears a grudge acts like one who, having cut
one hand while handling a knife, avenges himself by stabbing the
other hand.

[11]10.Judaism. Jerusalem Talmud, Nedarim 9.4

Moses son of Imran said, "My Lord, who is the greatest of Thy
servants in Thy estimation?" and received the reply, "The one who
f****ves when he is in a position of power."

[12]11.Islam. Hadith of Baihaqi

Better and more rewarding is God's reward to those who believe and
put their trust in Him: who avoid gross sins and indecencies and,
when angered, are willing to f****ve... Let evil be rewarded by
like evil, but he who f****ves and seeks reconciliation shall be
rewarded by God. He does not love the wrongdoers.... True constancy
lies in f****veness and patient forbearance.

[13]12.Islam. Qur'an 42.36-43

In reconciling a great injury,
Some injury is sure to remain.
How can this be good?
Therefore the sage holds the left-hand tally [obligation] of a
contract;
He does not blame others.
The person of virtue attends to the obligation;
The person without virtue attends to the exactions.

[14]13.Taoism. Tao Te Ching 79
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Jerusalem Talmud, Nedarim 9.4: Cf. Vachana 248, p. 793; Digha
Nikaya i.3, p. 793. Hadith of Baihaqi: Muhammad attributes this
teaching to Moses. Qur'an 42.36-43: Vv. 36-37, 40, 43. The Qur'an
exalts f****veness as the way in which the best of people respond
to being wronged, yet as a concession to human weakness, it allows
that to take revenge is not a sin--see Qur'an 7.33, p. 415.
Muhammad in the traditions consistently praises those who would
f****ve rather than take revenge. On Muhammad's own f****ving
nature, see Hadith, p. 569. Ali likewise prohibited his followers
from taking revenge for his murder; see Nahjul Balagha, Letter 47,
p. 415. Cf. Forty Hadith of an-Nawawi 32, p. 858. Tao Te Ching 79:
Cf. Matthew 7.1-5, p. 852; Dhammapada 252-53, p. 852, and related
passages on not judging others before correcting oneself.
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Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my
brother sin against me, and I f****ve him? As many as seven times?"
Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy
times seven."

"Therefore the kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a king who
wished to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the
reckoning, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand
talents; and as he could not pay, the lord ordered him to be sold,
and his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be
made. So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Lord, have
patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' And out of pity
for him the lord of that servant released him and forgave him the
debt. But that same servant, as he went out, came upon one of his
fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by
the throat he said, 'Pay what you owe.' So his fellow servant fell
down and besought him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.'
He refused and went and put him in prison till he should pay the
debt. When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were
greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all
that had taken place. Then his lord summoned him and said to him,
'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you
besought me; and should not you have had mercy on your fellow
servant, as I had mercy on you?' And in anger his lord delivered
him to the jailers, till he should pay all his debt. So also my
heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not f****ve
your brother from your heart."

[15]14.Christianity. Matthew 18.21-35

When Jesus was crucified, Roman soldiers pierced him. And Jesus
prayed for his enemies: "Father, f****ve them; for they know not
what they do." [Luke 23:34] Even at the moment of death on the
cross, Jesus was so earnest in f****ving. His very last act was
motivated by his love for his enemies. He was the supreme form of
giving--a paragon of love. The example of Jesus Christ is the
absolute standard for all mankind. Just imagine an entire nation
composed of Jesus-like men. What would you call it? The Kingdom of
Heaven on earth--it could be nothing less.

[16]15.Unification Church. Sun Myung Moon, 10-20-73
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Matthew 18.21-35: Cf. The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Luke
15.11-32, pp. 443f. Sun Myung Moon, 10-20-73: On Jesus' and his
disciples' attitude of f****veness even at their deaths, see Luke
23.34, p. 522; Acts 7.60, pp. 768f. Cf. Sun Myung Moon, 2-21-80, p.
856.
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Damian J. Anderson <damian@unification.net> http://www.unification.net


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,

it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not

easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in

evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts,

always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (1 Cor 13:4-8)
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