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Forgiveness: The Zen Garden’s Essential Writings

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Forgiveness: The Zen Garden’s Essential Writings

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Today I realized that I’ve written a lot about the concept of forgiving others. I was pondering over the idea of writing another article on this, when I decided to search my own site. Surely enough, I’ve written quite a bit on this subject already!

The Three R’s

Everyone knows the wise old saying, “To err is human, to forgive, divine”.

But many times, we as humans struggle with the ability to forgive. Our egos are such that if we are hurt, or deceived or trespassed upon in any way, the logical thing to do is to get back at those who harmed or offended us. Which in many respects appears to be justified.

And thus, we choose to act out what I call the three R’s:

Revenge, Retribution and Retaliation.

But as Gandhi once said, “And eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind”.

If we retaliate and seek out our revenge, it will only create a vicious cycle. And in the end, we may be no better off than before, and perhaps worse!

Anyway, this post is more a compilation of articles I’ve written on the subject of forgiving others, including ourselves.

Napali Coast
Thursday February 25, 2016 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Yoga, Zen
Anini Beach
Sunday January 10, 2016 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Wisdom, Zen
Scripps Sunset
Thursday October 22, 2015 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Wisdom, Zen
Sky and Clouds
Friday May 25, 2012 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Zen
Napali Coast
Thursday November 26, 2009 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Blog
Jesus Christ Redeemer
Tuesday May 19, 2009 by Carlos Rull
Filed as: Wisdom, Zen


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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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