Forgiving and Loving Kindness only could stop Hate crimes

Cover of "Forgive and Forget"

Cover of Forgive and Forget

Where there is hatred, let me sow Love.
Where there is doubt, let me sow Faith.
Where there is darkness, let me sow Light.
Where there is despair, let me sow Hope.
Where there is injury, let me sow Pardon.
For it is in Giving that we receive.
It is in Pardoning that we are pardoned.
It is in dying that we are born to Eternal life.

(St. Prancis.)

The best revenge is forgiveness.
We must try to forgive and forget.
Yes, our anger, hatred and grievance burn our own heart.
Animosity burns and destroys not only the enemy and the innocent surroundings and the immediate neighbours but also on…e’s own-self.
Animosity and the desire of revenge blind a person and may even unintentionally leads to a self-destructive course.
Hatred incites and grows reciprocal hatred from the opposite side.
Only if we discard and stop our hatred – the reciprocal hatred will diminish and disappear.

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Viscous circle of the hatred, revenge, animosity could be stopped by forgiveness followed by love.
We must not even secretly or quietly keep hatred and desire for revenge even in our heart. We should not just pretend to be magnanimous from outside appearances only.
Forgiveness is more effective when we win or when we are in a position to revenge. That is the best time to forgive, forget the bitter feelings, start a new friendship, do something your enemy never expected and just try to be nice, gentle and good on him.
This is the best way to cut the vicious circle of revenge.
In this way, we can change our enemy in to one of our best friends. Redemption resulted to transform him in to your saviour. He will be even willing to sacrifice his life for us if really necessary.
It is very easy to push your small minor enemy in to a life long fore by a simple, stupid revenge.
There is a saying that even if we have a thousand of friends, it is not enough. But even if we have one enemy, it is too much.

 
We must cultivate mutual trust and understanding among all the religions.
We must search, point out, and promote the common virtues and good points from our various religions.
We must ignore the controversial, potential igniting differences i…n various religions. Actually, none of us can easily prove that the other religions are totally wrong and our religion is absolutely true and right. Religion depends on our faiths. All of the religions sometimes need blind faith without any question.
We are not arguing here that any religion or all the religions are not true. Actually I am a practising Muslim and absolutely believe in Islam. But I would not say or try to prove that other religions are wrong. According to Islam, Allah had sent more than one hundred thousand prophets to our world. There is a strong possibility that the various religions are just the various forms of a common faith with different approaches.
 
This is not my point or idea to argue the different concepts and beliefs of the religions.
I here by want to promote mutual understanding and respect of all the religions.
Let us not provoke each other.
Let us promote mutual understanding, mut…ual love and mutual respect for each other.
All the religions have common good virtues and teachings.
Let us highlight the common and similar teachings and leave the differences to practice personally in our own homes and in the premise of the religious worshipping places. We must fulfil our religious rituals and prayers in our own houses and in worshipping places.
We should avoid argues, debates, quarrels and discussions on religious differences. These must be avoided in the public but it should be strictly done in the confines of our own religious community.
We should have a communication hot line open always to discuss any social and religious problems among the different faiths as we are staying together and the potential problems will crop up any time.
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The English version of the prayer reads as follows:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
…Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen.
Perhaps the original publication of the prayer was submitted anonymously in French
Although a Christian prayer…..I hope all the races and religious groups could accept it. See More in Wikipedia
 
An alternate version is found in Chapter 11 (Page 99) of the “Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions”, a book published by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring lov…e;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
Amen.

 
A popular hymn version, adapted and set to music by Sebastian Temple, ©1967 by OCP Publications, is Make Me A Channel of Your Peace. It is an anthem of the Royal British Legion and is usually sung every year at the Service of Remembrance in… November at the Royal Albert Hall, London. It goes as follows:

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there is hatred let me bring your love,
Where there is injury your pardon Lord,
And where there’s doubt true faith in you.
Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope,
Where there is darkness, only light,
And where there’s sadness, ever joy.
O Master grant that I may never seek,
So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all my soul.
Make me a channel of your peace,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we are born to eternal life.

 
The following variation on the prayer was delivered by Mother Theresa when she addressed the United Nations in 1985

Make us worthy Lord to serve our fellow men throughout the world,
who live and die in poverty and hunger.
Give them through our… hands, this day, their daily bread
and by our understanding love give peace and joy.
Lord, make me a channel of thy peace.
That where there is hatred I may bring love,
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness,
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony,
That where there is error I may bring truth,
That where there is doubt I may bring faith,
That where there is despair I may bring hope,
That where there are shadows I may bring light,
That where there is sadness I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort that to be comforted,
To understand than to be understood,
To love than to be loved.
For it is by forgetting self that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven,
it is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
Amen.
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