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Is forgiving someone who doesn't regret beneficial for you?
Is forgiving someone who doesn't regret what they did beneficial for you?
Forgiving is good for your health.
Forgiveness is not giving a free pass to 'run wild' in the future, but about understanding what happened and things that can't be changed, thus moving on.
Yes, forgiving someone gives closure and you'll stop thinking about the unpleasant situation.
The need to be forgiven for one's own digressions could be argument alone for forgiving others of theirs.
According to non-duality teachings the person could not have acted in any other way - their actions were a result of their biological preferences and up-to-date conditioning they had no control over. So in fact there is nothing to forgive.
Forgiving is not the same as acceptance. You can let go of your hard feelings without making it mean that what they did was okay.
Forgiveness is a way of making amends with the past and taking back control of one's life.
Forgiving a behaviour from someone who has a significantly different moral value system will make you less discerning and more prone to be hurt in a similar way in the future.
If the person does not recognise the harm, they do not deserve your forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a way of soothing oneself and finding closure.
If the person is still in your life, forgiving them is not beneficial, as they're likely to continue harming you.
It is not possible to really forgive without repentance.
We forgive because we see the deed as a mistake, a mishap, something out of character. Forgiveness cannot apply to things that are an integral part of someone, something the perpetrator sees as right, as there is no redeeming background (in the person) against which the deed happened.
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