Friday, 11 June 2021
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Hi Instructors,

After forgiving someone is it still ok (out of wisdom from past experiences) to ignore/choose not to associate with that someone even if you work together?

Or after forgiving that person is it like a clean slate again?

Thank you kindly,
1 year ago
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Accepted Answer
Forgiveness and conscious love is necessary. However, knowing how to safely navigate relationships requires caution, restraint, skill, and wisdom.

Justice without mercy is tyranny. Mercy without justice is complacency with wrong.

Knowing how to relate to others who have harmed us requires great compassion, but also great discernment, judgment, and even ethical boundaries, so that we do not become victims of other people's perversities.
Mercy and Justice, be ye the equilibrium and splendor of my life! -Invocation of Solomon

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

1 year ago
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#25328
Accepted Answer
Forgiveness and conscious love is necessary. However, knowing how to safely navigate relationships requires caution, restraint, skill, and wisdom.

Justice without mercy is tyranny. Mercy without justice is complacency with wrong.

Knowing how to relate to others who have harmed us requires great compassion, but also great discernment, judgment, and even ethical boundaries, so that we do not become victims of other people's perversities.
Mercy and Justice, be ye the equilibrium and splendor of my life! -Invocation of Solomon

For thirty years I sought God. But when I looked carefully I found that in reality God was the seeker and I the sought. -Bayazid al-Bastami

1 year ago
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Hi Almustafa,

Thank you so much for this teaching it was very insightful and much needed to hear.

"Justice without mercy is tyranny. Mercy without justice is complacency with wrong."

Thank you kindly,
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