Mercy is a divine gift Without mercy there is only Hate and retaliation "An eye for an eye " Sounds reasonable Until everybody is blind The escalation of evil Is without end And has NO justification Justice is not ours Mercy is not ours They are divine attributes "Lord have mercy Upon me Upon us Upon the world"
– In the islamic phrase b-ismi-llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīmi
“In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful”
The beautiful invocation at the begin of the book of recitation
– In the psalms
“For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive;
and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.”
The LORD is good to all: tender mercies are over all his works.
– In the gospel of Luke :
“Be you therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.”
– In the bhagavad Gita the Blessed Lord said:
“Fearlessness, purification of one’s existence, cultivation of spiritual knowledge, charity, self-control, performance of sacrifice, study of the Vedas, austerity and simplicity; nonviolence, truthfulness, freedom from anger; renunciation, tranquility, aversion to faultfinding, compassion and freedom from covetousness; gentleness, modesty and steady determination; vigor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, freedom from envy and the passion for honor-these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata, belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.”
Can you forgive your self ?