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May 20, 1999 08:12 PM
by M K Ramadoss

                  CNN reports "Forgiveness heals the heart, research hints"

                  Studies funded by the Templeton
                  Forgiveness Research Campaign are trying to monitor and
measure the
                  physiological effects of forgiveness and its benefits,
taken from the pulpit
                  into the lab. 

                  Researchers say there is a physiological reason for
forgiveness -- health. 

                  At Hope College in Michigan, researchers measure heart
rates, sweat rates
                  and other responses of subjects asked to remember past

                  "Their blood pressure increases, their heart rate
increases, and their muscle
                  tensions are also higher," said professor Charlotte van
Oyen Witvliet. This
                  suggests their stress responses are greater during their
unforgiving than
                  forgiving conditions. 

                  "In a cooperative system, it is possible that your
biggest rival is someone
                  who you will need tomorrow," said Frans De Waal of Emory
                  Yerkes Primate Center. 

MKR Comments:

In one of the letters to APS, it states in so many words - leave the world
and come into our world. 

It is reported that the Adepts are able to maintain their physical bodies
for several centuries. As one of the things which wears out our bodies is
due to unnecessary stress.

Forgiveness seem to be Their way of life which may be contributing to lack
of stress. While in a world where the "eye-for-an-eye" doctrine rules even
while preaching Brotherhood and all the virtues, practicing forgiveness 24
hours of the day will be seen unworldly, it is what is best for us even
from a physical stand point leaving aside all the "occult" explanation as
to what happens in higher worlds and how law of Karma seem to work.

May be we can look for a golden age in the world of the future where
Brotherhood = cooperation and forgiveness are the ground rules. 


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