Testimonial Quotes for Forgiving The Unforgivable
This is a powerful book. Many spiritual teachers and wisdom traditions, both ancient and modern, preach compassion, forgiveness, non-judgment and peace. But rarely do we get the opportunity to bear witness to these ideals being lived when the practitioners are quite literally under fire. In this original, bold, and moving account, Master Charles Cannon and his students demonstrate rare integrity and courage in their convictions. They speak with a spiritual self-confidence that only comes from deep insight into what lies beyond life and death.
Author of Evolutionary Enlightenment
"Helping us make sense of the Mumbai terrorist attack, "Forgiving the Unforgivable" demonstrates how a more inclusive philosophical and spiritual perspective can not only heal the wounds of this event, but contribute to a greater understanding that supports peaceful resolutions to warring factions throughout the world."
Steven Halpern, Ph.D.
Recording Artist/Sound Healer
"Master Charles's newest book made me realize that the process of forgiveness is not only happening in the mind. Real forgiveness becomes noticeable in the core of the human psychic heart. A complete change of heart must be there. Being born in North Africa during the 50's, I had a childhood experience of extreme bloody violence. The Algerian civil war was truly an intense trauma for a seven year old boy. Later in life, I was not even conscious of the trauma, the rage inside, ignoring the cause of the anger, the constant frustration, the fear of sudden noises, the unfathomable craving to know death. For years together my desire was to become a compassionate human being in order to be able to forgive all the hellish nightmares of this war. I made some progress; yet, nobody told me perfectly how to do that. Finally, Master Charles's investigation in Forgiving the Unforgivable contributed to my ultimate healing. Even today, reading it again page after page, I notice that the mind becomes quiet, the deep-rooted toxic emotional memories are literally transformed into positive waves of energy, and moreover, the heavy cover of the heart opens up.
The result is that a new understanding of life itself springs up spontaneously from the bottom of the heart. This piece of literature is definitely transformational. Forgiving the Unforgivable is a profound source of immense healing. A solace. A total relief. Reading it will give us day after day an intense feeling of pure delight. I would call it the science of forgiveness. Thank you Master Charles"
Prof Constant Mews
Out of the most horrific experience, Master Charles shares a wisdom that is common to all religions at their deepest level, that grace surrounds us if we but open our eyes. I am filled with gratitude.
Prof Constant Mews
Monash University Australia
"What is most evident in working with drug addicted individuals is the self-destructive aspect of this condition or disease. Master Charles has made an enormous contribution to my work in helping thousands overcome their addiction by enlightening me to the importance of self-forgiveness in healing the pain of a divided self."
Founder, President and CEO of Exponents, NYC
As a technologist I was intrigued by High-Tech Meditation and adopted it ten years ago. This technique was successful at creating brain wave coherence and deep levels of delta waves that were measurable. High-Tech meditation along with the holistic lifestyle recommendations of the Recognitions Program has transformed my life, resulting in sustained stillness of mind, a heart that flows with love, and good physical health.
David G. Swartz, PhD
University Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Rabbi Steve Robbins
This book represents a significant contribution towards learning how to overcome trauma in order to lead meaningful, purposeful, enjoyable lives. Master Charles understands that, while forgiveness does not obviate responsibility – the Mumbai terrorists remain responsible for their actions – it does mean that you can stop being a victim, while plumbing the depths of your own humanity. Such understanding of the human heart offers hope for healing a broken world.
Rabbi Steve Robbins Psy.D
Mahamandaleshwar Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi
The words of Master Charles reveal the eternal truth that we are one, as Love, Light, Self, Source. Humans have nourished the illusion of separation throughout thousands of years of thoughts, feelings and actions based in duality and differing belief systems. Let the words in this book bring you into alignment with the awakening of Oneness Consciousness now happening on the planet. Let these teachings awaken your inner peace and compassion that serve Mother Earth in her evolution.
Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi
Humanity In Unity
Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityanananda
"Finally, a spiritual how-to that doesn't spoon feed readers with Pablum or silver bullets. The survivors of this tragic attack demonstrated a peculiar courage under fire and a knee jerk reaction of forgiveness that can only be understood by reading and deeply digesting – then applying in daily practice – this controversial material."
Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda
Shanti Mandir Ashram
Mahamandaleshwar Swami Shankarananda
This is a marvellous book. It tells the tragic and moving story of the Mumbai terrorist attack from a variety of points of view, giving a startling and uplifting conclusion: a call for forgiveness instead of revenge. Along with that, it is an elegant summary of Master Charles' teachings on the path of yoga sadhana, or as he calls it, "holistic lifestyle". This book will be of great benefit to many seekers.
Mahamandaleshwar Swami Shankarananda
Meeting hatred with compassion is difficult, but Master Charles in Forgiving the Unforgivable shows us how we can cultivate and send out a humane response towards both the victims and the perpetrators, of inhuman acts of violence and terror. He gives us the true meaning of forgiveness in a startlingly simple way: To be forgiving is to be 'for giving'. This is what adopting a Holistic Lifestyle advocates – to experience the joy and fulfillment that comes when you understand how the healing power of compassion and true forgiveness can change the world we live in today. This book awakens us to the realization of our oneness with our Creator and with each and every one of his created beings.
Author of The Kundalini Trilogy
A teaching is valid only when it is tested in the fire of one's personal experience. And an extreme situation, such as the 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai, proved undoubtedly to be a true test of Master Charles' teaching. He quite literally 'walked the talk' when along with his group he was placed in such an extreme situation. This makes what he has to say even more topical and significant.
A book like Forgiving the Unforgivable is not just timely; it also holds a mirror to our own 'eye for an eye' approach to acts of violence. Master Charles suggests that there is an alternative way: responding with heartfelt compassion.
Author of The Buddha's Sword
Ratan N. Tata
"This book is an exposition of the power of forgivness and spiritualism, in the deepest sense, not just to help deal with trauma like the loss of loved ones in Mumbai's terrorist attacks but, in fact, to live life in harmony with all of God's creations."
Ratan N. Tata
Chairman, Tata Sons Limited
“The true nature of a human being is revealed in life-threatening situations. Forgiving the Unforgivable reveals the nature of the whole human being. This group of people responded to terrorism with compassion and forgiveness after being held captive for forty-eight hours and losing two of their members in the attack. This holistic state of being offers a new way for all of us to be more fully human. The essence of all wisdom traditions is love, compassion and forgiveness. Master Charles shows us how maintain this focus and experience the unity within all diversity.”
Founder and Ambassador for Peace CEO, Express Care Inc.
“This book invites you to relinquish attachment to the stories that define your identity and to discover a deeper, timeless, and formless identity beyond the content of your mind. Herein lies the essence of all spirituality.”
Author of The Power of Now.
Neale Donald Walsch
“You are holding in your hands a book that you will never forget. Ever. It will stun your mind, open your heart, and connect you directly with your soul. However, the most special aspect of this remarkable book is not what you will find in it, but what you will find in you after you read it.”
Neale Donald Walsch
Author of Conversations with God.
“Some lovely people met up with hate one day, and with love they responded. Every story of the human journey, every reflection on the appearance of evil, every admonition to triumph over hatred through the power of love—it’s all in here. This is a remarkable book.”
Author of The Age of Miracles