The word ‘Kritagyakshama’ originates from two of the most beautiful and powerful virtues ‘Kritagyata’ and ‘Kshama’. In practice, Kritagyakshama means expressing gratitude and seeking forgiveness.
Kritagyakshama is an immensely powerful practice of liberating ourselves and welcoming a happy, easy-flowing and a graceful life.
One of the truest and the strongest spiritual facts comes from the Law of Karma – that states, “Whatever you give, comes back to you!” In the journey of life, we do a lot of good deeds and at times not so good through our intentions, thoughts, words and actions – Knowingly or knowingly. This comes back to us and thus we witness both pleasant and unpleasant phases in life.
Kritagyakshama is the most powerful and effective practice of releasing our negative Karmas by seeking forgiveness and adding positive Karmas by expressing gratitude.
How to practice Kritagyakshama?
- Close your eyes and with a pure intention of expressing gratitude and seeking forgiveness, chant this sentence:
“I seek forgiveness from everyone, for any of my intentions, thoughts, words or actions that might have hurt them, knowingly or unknowingly. I am grateful to everyone and for everything”.
- Kritagyakshama is best practised twice a day – first thing in the morning and before retiring to bed at night. You may practice it as many times as you like through the day.
Benefits of Kritagyakshama
- Practising Kritagyakshama consciously and with a pure intent not only dissolves all negativity but also creates positivity within and around us. We become more humble and modest. It makes us feel lighter, guilt-free and liberated.
As we adopt Forgiveness and Gratitude as a way of life, these highly positive energies spread across the Universe and come back to us in the form of blessings and miracles.