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Kshama (Sanskrit: क्षमा, romanizedkṣamā) is a Sanskrit word that relates to the acts of patience, releasing time and functioning in the now[clarification needed]. Macdonell defines it as: "patience, forbearance, indulgence (towards...)".[1] Kshama also indicates extreme patience and a capacity to forgive and forget.[2]

The concept of Kshama forms one of the Ten Traditional Yamas, or restraints, that are codified in numerous scriptures including the Shandilya and Varaha Upanishads and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Gorakshanatha.

It is sometimes used as a female given name.

People with the given name

See also


  1. ^ Macdonnell, Arthur A. (1892). "A Sanskrit-English Dictionary. london: Longmans, Green, and Co. pp. 77–78.
  2. ^ Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. "Kshama, the Grandest and Noblest Virtue". Summer Showers in Brindavan 2000 (PDF). Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications Trust. ISBN 81-7208-285-1.