Is forgiveness a Buddhist concept?
It is hard to argue for forgiveness as a Buddhist concept, even though it may seem superficially to be in line with Buddhist concepts of generosity, loving kindness and so on. Having said this, when I put "forgiveness" and "Buddhism" into google, plenty of references come up. I think this is basically an importation of judeo-christian values. Forgiveness is a concept that goes with divine authority. Compassion is a much more solidly Buddhist idea.