These questions have become relevant only in recent times as people realized that
the world's major religions are not so perfect and contain erroneous information
about Nature, the world and the universe. Therefore, certain criticism and skepticism
about them are valid. However, they cannot be completely discarded because...
In ancient India, Sanskrit was the official language of the elite. Educated people
and scholars had to learn Sanskrit, since it was the language in which the religious
literature of the times was composed. Besides Sanskrit, people of ancient India
spoke in many other languages. They were collectively called Prakrit. Sanskrit represented
the civilized language, while Prakrit its opposite.
By forgiveness we mean having a change of attitude and feelings
towards others by voluntarily letting go of negative emotions and
past grudges against them. Usually, it involves showing empathy,
compassion, pity and understanding for the actions or the behavior
that led to them. Forgiveness is not ignoring, avoiding or forgetting,
but a change a heart or a shift in thinking and attitude towards
the perceived wrongdoer or the wrongdoing. The cause may be real
or imaginary or even irrational.