Article: Simply, Forgive Them by Marcus Thomas
Forgive them, for they know not what they do.
People do not know they are possessed by their thoughts. Our thoughts possess us, because we believe them and we harm each other as a result.
People do not know they are not their thoughts, emotions and sensations. Therefore, we look for ourselves in changing phenomena, not in the impermanence, that which does not change about ourselves.
People do not know they cannot actually harm each other being that their are not their bodies.
People do not know that forgiveness is not necessary in the face of unconditional love.
Forgiveness is only necessary if you believe you can be harmed or hurt by another.
Most of us, do not know that they are much greater than who they have been taught to believe.
Most people do not know how to love each other. Therefore, each of us are learning to love ourselves, then love each other. This makes forgiveness necessary.
Most of us do not know that love is inside each of us. We believe it only exists outside of us and we have to “get it.” This is a misconception.
Most of us do not know that nothing which we have cannot be taken away, unless we believe it to be so.
Therefore, Forgiveness serves a purpose, because all we want is to love and be loved.