Mahopeksha – The Great Forgiveness
Mahopeksha– The great forgiveness was practiced in India ages ago. Overtime, with the Invasions of the Mughals and the British, this practice was lost in time.
What is Mahopeksha?
Mahopeksha – The Great Forgiveness is a practice that helps cleanse and rejuvenate the body and mind by way releasing the emotions and experiences that you have stored in your memory.
What is a memory?
A memory is an experience which you have lived. When I say you have lived a memory, I mean that you have invested your emotion and feeling into that experience. This means, a memory you carry still contains all the emotions and feelings you invested at that time when you experienced the happening.
What triggers our emotions?
Our emotions are triggered by enemies we have nurtured and stored in our memories. Let me explain this to you. Let us say you are in the traffic. You reach a junction. You need to turn right. A person on your left who is coming towards you wants to turn right too. Now, you see an opportunity and press the accelerator. The other person sees an opportunity too. He believes his two wheeler can whizz past before you take a turn and he comes in front of you, slowing you down.
The 6 enemies residing in your mind…
At this juncture, I want to ask you, what is going on in your mind! Are you mad at that person? Do you remember a similar instance that happened recently or in your past that triggered anger, rage, or some other disturbed feeling? These emotions are our 6 enemies residing in the mind. We have inherited these emotions from our predecessors. – Kama-Lust, Krodha-Unreasonable Anger, Lobha-Greed, Moha-Attachment, Mada-pride and Madsarya-jealousy. Though these emotions are not directly visible in us, they project themselves through the various interactions and transactions we have as experiences in our lives.
Mahopeksha – The Great Forgiveness is a practice that helps cleanse and rejuvenate the body and mind by way of releasing these enemies we carry within us through a process of reflection, reaction and resound so that our lives will blossom into something beautiful.
We have inherited these enemies in us from one generation to another without reason. It has become a host in us and controls our lives. We argue and fight everyday in our homes and in our society.
India is the land of love, of brotherhood and has set an example of the great forgiveness and restraint. We must not lose this tradition. If India loses this tradition, then the world will be in chaos.
Come, participate in this journey to cleanse yourself so that your life becomes beautiful again – Mahopeksha – The Great Forgiveness.
— Mahesh Krishnamurthy