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The Analects (Confucianism) - Confucius discusses virtues including benevolence and forgiveness.

The Avesta (Zoroastrianism) - Contains principles of good and evil, justice, and forgiveness.


The Bhagavad Gita (Hinduism) - Insights into duty, righteousness, and forgiveness.


The Bible (Christianity) - Numerous passages on forgiveness, particularly in the New Testament.


The Book of Mormon (Latter-Day Saint movement) - Teachings on forgiveness and atonement.


The Dhammapada (Buddhism) - Teachings of the Buddha on forgiveness, compassion, and letting go of anger.


The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Italian Literature) - Themes of sin, repentance, and forgiveness.


The Discourses of Epictetus (Stoicism) - Stoic views on forgiveness and emotional control.


The Guru Granth Sahib (Sikhism) - Emphasizes forgiveness as a virtue in Sikh teachings.


The Hadith (Islam) - Guidance on forgiveness and mercy.


The Mahabharata (Hinduism) - Themes of forgiveness and reconciliation in the epic narrative.


The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (Stoicism) - Insights into Stoic philosophy on forgiveness and understanding.


The Pali Canon (Buddhism) - Oldest Buddhist scriptures with teachings on forgiveness and compassion.


The Quran (Islam) - Emphasizes forgiveness as a divine attribute.


The Talmud (Judaism) - Rabbinic discussions on the Torah, including aspects of forgiveness.


The Tao Te Ching (Taoism) - Philosophical framework including ideas of harmony and forgiveness.


The Torah (Judaism) - Jewish laws and teachings with interpretations on forgiveness.


The Upanishads (Hinduism) - Ancient texts exploring the nature of reality and self, including forgiveness.


The Works of Aristotle (Greek Philosophy) - Writings on ethics, touching on forgiveness as a virtue.


The Works of Plato (Greek Philosophy) - Dialogues exploring ethical themes, including forgiveness and justice.

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