How true ! 'To forgive and forget ' is a lesson we have
learnt since we were children. How many of us practise
this in our day to day life.In practical life it is generally
observed that if once enmity develops, the scar perpetually remains in the heart of the individual.
I know about a real life incident where two close friends
became permanent enemies due to a misunderstanding and. When the truth enfolded, lot of water had flown
under the bridge.
Enmity is a luxury, nurtured by hatred and to bring forgiveness in such a scenario becomes very difficult. Still it is not impossible. The main stumbling block is our ego. A warm heart and a realisation of the situation may pave way for forgiveness. It is always better to forgive the other wrong doer as early as possible.If we delay the situation may become irreconcilable and leave a permanent scar in the inner core of the heart. It is also possible that the other person had no intention to insult but we did not realise this and scolded him. One must not insult others without understanding the other person's point. In such a situation you must forgive him and show your large heartedness. Forgiveness is a great virtue. There is story from mythology about the virtue of forgiveness.Kuber, the God of wealth, invited all the Gods for a party. He invited Lord Shiva. He sent his son Ganesha. As soon as Ganesha entered the party, he demanded food, which was immediately served. The food, which was meant for the party was consumed by Ganesha alone. When he knew that food was over, he left angrily. He reached home and demanded more food. Kuber followed Ganesha and begged Shiva to forgive him. Ganesha took this action to crush the pride of Kuber that he was the richest in all the three worlds. Shiva forgave him, to make him realise his folly. Forgiveness is divine.