Posted by: Upāsaka | 02/10/2017

Forgiveness Practice 

Every night now,a party of my evening practice, I have been dedicating tinge to reflecting on the harm I have caused in the course of the day. Using a mall of either 36 or 108 beads I dip one round each for harm I have caused by body, speech and mind respectively. I try to recall particular instances and then ask for forgiveness from the party harmed. 

You might think that doing this is simply depressing and would cause me to dwell in negativity but the opposite has been the case. In fact, I find myself being more mindful throughout the day so I can catch my slip-ups and recall them later so I can ask forgiveness of them. Word? Maybe so but it is helping to bring more heedfulness into my life so it is only a good thing. 


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