"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." – is said by the Father of the nation / Mahatma Gandhiji or Bapuji.
Forgiveness is an act of letting go resentment held in mind of a perceived wrong or difference , either actual or imagined.It is an act of forgiving someone basically to decide not to blame someone or to be angry with them even though they have done something wrong. Forgiveness of another can be granted with or without the other asking for forgiveness. Some believe the choice of forgiveness is only properly exercised if forgiveness is requested. Another view is that forgiveness is a gift the forgiver gives to oneself to free their mind of resentment. Forgiveness does not mean condoning the wrong .
Forgiveness can be seen as a religious value. However, belief in a deity is not necessary for forgiveness. It can be motivated by love , philosphy, appreciation for the forgiveness of others, empathy , or personal temperament. Even from a sheer practical view point forgiveness should be practiced as people who practice forgiveness are for sure happier than those who hold grudges.
Forgiveness is related to the law of Karma ( कर्म ). Karma is a sum of all that an individual has done, is currently doing and will do. Forgiveness adds to the positive side of the Karma balance sheet.The effects of Karma creates present and future experiences in one’s life.
Forgiveness sometimes is perceived as a sign of weakness in the personality of forgiver. But still , I firmly believe that despite this fault one must practice Forgiveness in all walks of life and in every strata of society. Forgiveness is the supreme peace.
As they say - "They who forgive most shall be most forgiven."