Pratikraman - the science of
sorry, and you also please forgive me".
practicing prāyaschitta (repentance), a soul gets rid of sins, and
commits no transgressions.
He who correctly practices prāyaschitta gains
the road and the reward of the road, he wins the reward of good conduct.
By begging forgiveness he obtains happiness of mind; thereby he acquires
a kind disposition towards all kinds of living beings;
by this kind disposition he obtains purity of character and freedom from
-- [This is essence of the Jain
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Māhavīra in Uttarādhyayana
Sūtra 29:17–18. In Jainism,
forgiveness is one of the main virtues that need to be cultivated by the
Jains. Ksamāpanā or
supreme forgiveness forms part of one of the ten characteristics of dharma.
the Jain prayer, (Pratikraman) Jains repeatedly seek forgiveness
from various creatures—even from ekindriyas or
single sensed beings like plants and microorganisms that they may have
harmed while eating and doing routine activities.
is asked by uttering the phrase, Micchāmi
is a Prakrit language phrase
literally meaning "may all the evil that has been done be fruitless."
last day of Jain festival paryusana
—Jains utter the phrase Micchāmi
after Pratikraman. As
a matter of ritual, they personally greet their friends and relatives Micchāmi
their forgiveness. No private quarrel or dispute may be carried beyond
and letters and telephone calls are made to the outstation friends and
relatives asking their forgiveness.
contains the following prayer: Khāmemi savva - jīve savvë jive khamantu me / metti me savva - bhūesu,
veram mejjha na kenavi
ask pardon of all creatures, may all creatures pardon me. May I have
friendship with all beings and enmity with none.)
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