Forgiveness

Q. How can I receive God’s Forgiveness?

You can receive God’s Forgiveness only by reminding yourself constantly, consciously, sleeplessly and breathlessly that God is Forgiveness itself. You should not think of God as Justice or infinite Light or Peace. You should not think of any other aspect of God. You should only think of God’s Forgiveness or of God the Forgiveness. You have to inundate your mind and your heart with one thought: forgiveness, forgiveness, forgiveness. Instead of thinking of God’s Justice-Light, you should just repeat: ‘My Lord is all Forgiveness, my Lord is all Forgiveness.’ While repeating, ‘My Lord is all Forgiveness,’ you must not think of all the countless undivine things that you have done. Only try to see the positive side. Think only of God’s Forgiveness before you, around you and within you. If hundreds and thousands of times you can repeat most soulfully, ‘My Lord is all Forgiveness,’ then all your
Himalayan blunders will be washed away. All the mistakes that you have made over the years, all the ignorant things that you have done, will be annihilated.

At that time, you will not only feel that you are forgiven, but you will feel that you yourself are God’s Forgiveness. If someone asks you your name, you will say, ‘My name is my Lord’s Forgiveness.’ If someone asks you who you are, you will say, ‘I am my Lord’s Forgiveness.’ This will be your only credential. In the ordinary life people have many credentials. They have this university degree, that degree and so on. But a spiritual seeker will have only one credential. He will say ‘I am my Lord’s Forgiveness,’ or ‘I am my Lord’s Compassion,’ or ‘I am my Lord’s Love.’ If somebody asks you what your credentials are, immediately you will say, ‘My Lord’s Compassion is my only credential,’ or ‘My Lord’s Forgiveness is my only credential.’ This is not just false humility, for in the inmost recesses of your heart you will feel that your only credential is God’s Compassion or God’s Forgiveness. This is what all seekers must feel.

- Sri Chinmoy