5. Question: How does the Supreme illumine the past?1

Sri Chinmoy: The Supreme illumines the past by forgiveness. Real forgiveness means forgetfulness, conscious forgetfulness. If somebody really forgives you for something that you did, then he will not keep the memory even in his inner vision. But if he does not forgive you, he keeps it in front of his inner vision. Illumination is necessary because of darkness. Mistakes are darkness. So, the Supreme illumines our mistakes through forgiveness.


  1. KK 5. God and the Cosmic Game, p 13.

Sri Chinmoy, Khama karo, Agni Press, 1987