Sunday, January 18, 2009

From the archive

Hundreds more to click through here.


  1. an important project. kudos!

    "true forgiveness is recognizing the other as yourself." easier said than done, perhaps.

    "true forgiveness is recognizing the absolute insubstantiality of the past."

    "true forgiveness comes effortlessly once you realize that the other person is deeply asleep to the presence of god."

    (im not really quoting anyone in particular.)

    the first page of the epic novel "shantaram" sheds interesting light on the nature of forgiveness. most notably that there is no prerequisite for the other person to even want forgiveness.

  2. okay, just a little more... your excellent project inspires the following thoughts: in true forgiveness there is no subject and no object because the two merge into one. there is no “I” and no one to forgive. (separateness is the persistent illusion of the ego, which is always a false voice.) only when self and other merge into one is true forgiveness possible, and only when this happens does forgiveness become both effortless and unnecessary... sort of the opposite of a cluster-fuck.

    this is not to trivialize your project here by pointing out the core error of its form; the project could not exist without this error. people cannot just read the truth and have it be true; they must realize the truth in their own life for it to really count. and this happens through experiencing what is false (but temporarily helpful). and so maybe your project will help lead people to investigate the true nature of forgiveness and make this deeper truth real in their own lives.