Re: Yurusu, An Aiki Perspective
Excellent voice as always Sensei, compliments and appreciation.
IMHO, for-giving ia about acknowledging that something was wrong, who did it, and "giving" to responsibility of that act back to the offender. It frees us. It does not mean anything is forgotten about what that offense says about that person, not about their victims.
Given that lessons and statements can be forgiven but not forgotten, perhaps patience and tolerance is tacit permission and condoning the acts committed. Perhaps we accept and tolerate too much and act on them too slowly.
Always an honor.