God does not “see” sin…
What the world calls “mercy” in common usage presumes a crime (or sin) has been committed, and that “forgiveness” is about something real, in other words a “real” crime, or sin.
In such an ontology forgiveness and mercy serve merely to “make” separation more “substantial.”
True (radical) forgiveness and the mercy it seems to entail, at their deepest and most sublime levels, is not about what others are doing or not doing. Real forgiveness is meant first and foremost for ourselves.
We forgive ourselves for seeing others through (and as) our own judgements, our own alienation, and all the many ways we have learned to project our learned and conditioned beliefs in separation onto a seeming world of “others.”
As we begin to discover a true and radical forgiveness of ourselves we will also begin to see others fully, as if with God’s eyes, realizing with greater and greater understanding that we are one and the same, creatures or extensions of God.
True and radical forgiveness in fully meeting itself and becomes no more. It was temporary, is no longer needed in those ways it once believed itself to be.
Which is of course an incredible paradox to any mind that has spent lifetimes lost in its beliefs of separation. For now sin and crime are being seen for what they are, illusions, nothing.
True forgiveness is the ego’s greatest enemy, yet “enemy” in the ego’s “eyes” (of separation) only… Love sees no enemy, no “other,” only love… It is in such seeing as this ego that the slowly dissolves into the nothing it always was.
Part of our journey here in this world is to re-define, share and repurpose all language that ego, in its beliefs in the illusions of separation, has taken over for its own purposes, which are to makie and defend separation, the illusion of its own existence.
Mercy becomes now simply to see through true radical forgiveness, only God.
Hanuman, to Rama:
“When I believe I am the body, then I am your faithful servant. When I know I am the soul, I know myself to be a spark of your eternal Light. And when I have the vision (seeing) of truth, you and I, my Lord, are one and the same.”
Hanuman is the evolved state of our unruly monkey mind that constantly jumps from thought to thought. This (devoted) mind is fully focused on the presence of the Divine Self, the Lord of Life within the heart.
It is also said that Hanuman is a perfect servant, but a terrible master.
And so, thoughts, though their substance is of mind, are not mind, are instead merely what mind in the beliefs of separation is giving its (divided) attention to.
Such thoughts jump around (change) on their own, as is the nature of manifestation or diversity, which they are of course a part of.
When (and as) mind in its limited beliefs of separation begins to (re)discover that the truth of itself is not these thoughts, is not jumping around, and has never nor can ever go anywhere, it also begins to see with increasing clarity that these monkey thoughts gain their power to jump around and keep our attention (i.e. our belief in them) through the very real power of our attention.
When this process progresses far enough, and as thoughts slowly become (once again) subject (devoted) to mind (God), every person and every path different, an unfolding along a different dimension may begin.
In such devotion as that mind, heart and form (manifestation, bodies) are first realized, and then slowly, more and more, experienced, in actuality, as truth, love and beauty, without separation.
Thoughts are not separate from the mind that thinks them, and if they are believed they are just as powerful. Yet we and all creation are also thoughts in the Mind of God.
The only difference between thoughts and the mind that thinks them is that mind is the source of thought, and not the other way around.
Through awakening in these ways we are discussing here thoughts may once again become useful, as in helpful, in their new-ancient (and intended by nature) serving capacity, as Hanuman, to see through what they once, in their temporarily believed “ruling” capacity, “made” of creation.
Now, what was once “made” in the image of our beliefs in the illusions of separation may be transformed, in a real sense becoming all that it was always meant to be, not separate from but participant in (not apart from) the whole…
Not one, not two, also one, also two… Infinitely dimensional paradox…
Like the children of God they also are, Mind is now allowing thoughts to play in the light of its (our own) awareness, so that eventually (naturally, because light is of course also the source of nature, life) they become helpful, useful, serving, and creative parts of the whole…
This allowing is what is also called God’s infinite love…
~ John Fridinger