Why Should I Forgive?
Question: Lyudmila writes to us: “I don’t know how to forgive. I also believe that any action should be punishable. But if I could forgive, I think it would be much easier emotionally. Can we learn to forgive?”
Answer: We can learn to forgive only if we understand the evilness of our nature.
Once I realize what I am: an egoist, forgetting about others, never paying back with kindness, and so on and so forth, then I come to a state where I cause all the negative effects upon myself. Thus, I have no one to forgive. I just need to have good thoughts about others.
Comment: What you just said: “I cause negative effects upon myself.” It sounds a little scary.
My Response: Of course, I cause it. How else? With my egoistic nature, I turn the whole of nature against myself. Therefore, it follows that I need to change myself, to at least want to change myself even if it is not possible to accomplish anything. And then everything will change. The world is actually all about the relations between us.
Question: So I am beginning to understand that criminals are all inside me?
Answer: Of course.
Comment: As soon as I change that, everything will change around me?
Answer: It all depends on me.
Question: Will this formula work if I truly understand that I need to change and then everything around me will change?
Answer: It does not change instantly, at will. But it does change.
Question: Given that there is such a process, will humanity have no choice but to follow it?
Answer: Humanity must be convinced first of all that there is no other way. Only then will it follow this process exclusively.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 6/24/21
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