Buddhist Psychology

This site working in conjunction with www.buddhistpsychology.info. It will include answers to questions relating to courses at Amida Trust and will give explanation and comments on aspects of Buddhist psychology.

Friday, February 10, 2006

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.