EAST AND WEST – THE IDEA OF FORGIVENESS

The Judaeo-Christian and Islamic ideas are shaped by a belief in a ‘Day of Judgement’ when man comes before God’s Great Judgement Seat and gives an account of his actions. In the Land of India, it is the Law of Karma which operates the consequences for one’s own actions. Indian Tradition encourages me to redeem myself for a sin or a debt and it guides me not to desire forgiveness.

DEFINING INDIAN IDENTITY-MATRU DEVO BHAVA

In Judaism and Islam, God is never invoked as ‘FATHER’. Jesus had expressed His intimate relationship with God by addressing God as ‘FATHER’. In India, we speak of God as Mother and Father.