Kshama is restraining intolerance with people and impatience with circumstances. Implies remaining serene, patient and observing self-restraint under all circumstances, doing good to all, even to those who may want to harm you. The closest translation of Kshama in English is Forbearance + Forgiveness. Forbearance is abstaining from the enforcement of a right(civil right/common law). Spiritual aspirants striving to progress in the spiritual path need to develop Kshama.
“ Forgiveness is freedom from antagonism towards others even when they cause injury to oneself”
Rational meaning[edit | edit source]
Exercise patience, restraining intolerance with people and impatience with circumstances. Be agreeable. Let others behave according to their nature, without adjusting to you. Don't argue, dominate conversations or interrupt others. Don't be in a hurry. Be patient with children and the elderly. Minimize stress by keeping worries at bay. Remain poised in good times and bad.