Forgiveness is the other name of non-violence (Ahimsa) which shows the right path of 'Live and Let Live' to one and all.
Forgiveness teaches us Ahimsa (non-violence) and through ahimsa we should learn to practice forbearance.
खम्मामि सव्व जीवेषु सव्वे जीवा खमन्तु में,
मित्ति में सव्व भू ए सू वैरम् मज्झणम् केण वि |
Khämemi Savve Jivä, Savve Jivä Khamantu Mi
Mitti Me Savva bhuesu, Veram majjham na Kenai.
[सब जीवों को मै क्षमा करता हूं, सब जीव मुझे
क्षमा करे | सब जीवो से मेरा मैत्री भाव रहे, किसी से वैर-भाव नही रहे |]
I forgive all the living beings of the universe, and may all the living-beings forgive me for my faults. I do not have any animosity
towards anybody, and I have friendship for all living beings.
Kshamavani Parva celebrates forgiveness as a way to a life of love, friendship, peace and harmony. When you forgive, you stop feeling
resentful; there is no more indignation or anger against another for a perceived offence, difference or mistake; there is no clamour for punishment. It means the end of violence (Himsa).
Mahatma Gandhi forgave his assassin even as he was dying. His practice of non-violence and satyagraha is based on the principle of forgiveness.
Those who forgive are happier and healthier than those who are resentful, say studies. Forgiveness is part of ahimsa; it helps us overcome anger and hatred.