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Forgiving the Unforgivable: The True Story of How Survivors of the Mumbai Terrorist Attack Answered Hatred with Compassion [NOOK Book]

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In November, 2008, Pakistani Muslim terrorists attacked Mumbai. The 5 Star Oberoi Hotel was one of their targets. The Oberoi was also where M.C. Cannon, leader of the Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality in Virginia, and 24 of his associates were staying. Four in the group were wounded and two were killed. When rescued by SWAT teams and interviewed by the press, Synchronicity survivors expressed immediate compassion and understanding towards the terrorists. During interviews and press conferences ...
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Forgiving the Unforgivable: The True Story of How Survivors of the Mumbai Terrorist Attack Answered Hatred with Compassion

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Overview

In November, 2008, Pakistani Muslim terrorists attacked Mumbai. The 5 Star Oberoi Hotel was one of their targets. The Oberoi was also where M.C. Cannon, leader of the Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality in Virginia, and 24 of his associates were staying. Four in the group were wounded and two were killed. When rescued by SWAT teams and interviewed by the press, Synchronicity survivors expressed immediate compassion and understanding towards the terrorists. During interviews and press conferences following the attack, they repeated words of forgiveness, not accusation. This ignited an international tsunami of stunned curiosity and thousands of e-mail messages and phone calls flooded in. “I am inspired by your response.” “How did you get to be the way you are?” And, “How can I learn to do that?” Forgiving the
Unforgivable is a response to those inquiries.

Forgiveness is perhaps the most misunderstood (and most urgently needed) human virtue. Consider historic deadlocks like
the Middle East conflict, North and South Korea, and the abusive scars of childhood that have rendered millions of individuals
unable to forgive and get on with a fulfilling life.

This book weaves together a page turning narrative of the Mumbai siege with a revolutionary explanation of what true
forgiveness really is and how to live the Holistic Lifestyle in a state of awareness where true forgiveness becomes instinctive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590792438
  • Publisher: SelectBooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 753,960
  • File size: 794 KB

Meet the Author

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher and founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality. Over the past thirty years he has developed the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    An oppertunity to change your life

    This book was especially meaningful to me as I am Master Charles assistant, and thus experienced the attacks first hand and right there in the room with him.

    I recently shared with Master Charles my experience of reading his book. I told him that of all the challenging experiences I could have while reading this book, and very potently recounting my experience as a captive to terrorists and losing Naomi, who was like a sister to me: anger, fear, stress, and so on, I felt none of these things. In fact what I felt was overwhelming love and gratitude. Why? Because everything that is conveyed in this book is real for me. The teachings, the practice, and the experience that followed during the terrorist attack and all the way to this moment are just as Master Charles describes them.

    To know how drastically my life has changed for the better since meeting Master Charles, and to see that his book truly makes that experience available to anyone who chooses to read it, brings great joy to my heart. This is not just a good read. It is an experience and a practice. It is an opportunity to change your life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2012

    INSPIRING AND BLISSFUL

    FORGIVING THE UNFORGIVABLE IS A BOOK POINTING TO OUR UNDERSTANDING AND FEELING OF OUR ONENESS.THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY THAT IS HAPPENING AROUND US IS OUR ONENESS. THIS ONENESS IS LOVE AND TRUTH...AND YES LOVING OUR ENEMY. OUR ONENESS AND NON-DUAL IS HAPPENING MOMENT BY MOMENT FOR THE FUN OF IT. THE SYNCHRONICITY AND HOLISTIC LIFE STYLE IS A FLOW OF ONENESS...TAUGH BY MASTER CHARLES AND THE SYNCHRONICITY COMMUNITY. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH IN THE NINETIES TO SPEND FIVE YEARS AT SYNCHRONICITY, LEARNING THIS LIFE STYLE, AND I AM THANKFUL TO MC AND THE SYNCHRONICITY COMMUNITY. THE BOOK IS GREAT TEACHING AND EXPERIENCE. I LOVE IT...IT TOOK ME TO A NEW LEVEL OF AWARENESS. PEACE AND LOVE.
    RAY
    MARKSVILLE, LOUISIANA

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  • Posted February 25, 2012

    Life Changing

    On one level, Forgiving the Unforgivable is about the value of choosing forgiveness. On a much deeper level it explains why commitment to a holistic lifestyle allows one to choose forgiveness, even in extreme situations like a terrorist attack. This book offers life-changing advice that is both practical and accessible to anyone seeking a more holistic lifestyle and a more truthful perception of reality.

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  • Posted February 23, 2012

    Destined to become a classic

    I have read this book multiple times, and each time I get more out of it. The story is inspiring, but even more important are the elucidations by the author about how they were able to remain calm during a very stressful situation. Most of us don't have such intense experiences to test our state of being, yet we tend to react sometimes as though we were "under attack". The corporate world often seems like a life-threatening situation, and the truths and practices in this book can help navigate that world with more calm and inner peace. Surely, that is the nature of this game we are all playing together -- finding inner peace through balance and wholeness. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested and committed to transforming their life into something other than a reactionary movie that plays before us, day after day, and which appears to us as real. If we do, indeed, create our own reality, we must first find the greater reality in which we all participate. Reading this book gave me that experience and I am grateful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    A Real Treasure!

    This wonderful book by Master Charles Cannon is a crash course in genuine spirituality and how it can sustain us - even in the most unthinkable circumstances. The first-hand accounts of the Synchronicity survivors in Mumbai present irrefutable proof of the power of love and the presence of Spirit in our lives. Many thanks and blessings to the great souls who contributed to this book.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Great book with focus on how to remain balanced in an imbalanced world

    Living a centered existence with stability, peace and compassion is something many of us strive to achieve, yet it can be very difficult to achieve. In this amazing book a story is shared about some individuals that are embodiments of balance which was demonstrated through their experience of a terrorist attack and their response to the horrible consequences of that attack. The book also serves as a guide to how we can establish that balance in our lives. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    A much needed book for our times!

    Forgiving the Unforgivable is a brilliant combination of the teachings of a spiritual master and the deeply touching demonstration of how these practices can transform the way we respond to traumatic events in our lives. Many people who have suffered such trauma need years to come to a place of acceptance and peace, if they ever will. This book shows us that we can learn to live with balance, compassion and love even when we encounter traumatic situations. It is grounded in compassion, love and a YES to all life. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    This book could be a catalyst that will change the world

    Forgiving the Unforgivable is not just another book about forgiveness. It fully answers the questions that many people around the world asked when stunned by Master Charles response that he forgave the terrorist that shot and killed two of his closest disciples. The question was “how did you get this way and how can we experience the same?” Forgiving the Unforgivable, in my opinion will definitely be a catalyst that will change the world forever. Thank you Master Charles for this wonderful gift!
    Bobbie Garvey

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    A BOOK THAT CAN CHANGE THE WORLD!

    Forgiving the Unforgivable by Master Charles Cannon is an eye opening book. People can be positive, Life and Love based. What a difference this could make in our world! The experiences of the people told in this book, who lived a love based existence before during and after the Mumbi terrorist attack show it is possible.

    There is also much more than that in this book. The Author goes on to show how Love and the Sacredness of Life can become a dominate experience in our daily lives.

    This is such a powerful book I’m getting books for everyone I know.
    BC

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 29, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    The book takes the concept of forgiveness from a spiritual persp

    The book takes the concept of forgiveness from a spiritual perspective and translates it into that which can be lived in a practical and meaningful way.

    Through many examples it presents new ways that a holistic perspective and approach can be applied to difficult circumstances. It is inspiring and uplifting in its explanation that there is only one, and that we are all empowered by the same life force.

    From this holistic perspective it is easy to see how the survivors experienced forgiveness and compassion for the terrorists. Those that would act in such aggressive and intolerant ways are lost in the illusion of separation, but even they... are... the same divinity.

    This book is remarkable and I highly recommend it. A little more love, compassion and holistic understanding would make the world a more harmonious place for us all.

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    This Book Is a Tool For Transformation Forgiving the Unforgivab

    This Book Is a Tool For Transformation

    Forgiving the Unforgivable is an amazing account by those who discovered first-hand who they are capable of being in the face of an extreme life situation. Put to the test, they all revealed to themselves that their life's choices to date had built a foundation that could withstand the most challenging of circumstances. It's all well and good to have a wish for world peace or a concept of being balanced and harmonious, but rarely do we see people who demonstrate it in their actual life as a result of their devoted practice.

    Not only does this book provide inspiration for this level of substantiated power and balance within the individual, but it gives a lifestyle model that can affect a new way of being for the world in which we live. And to top it off, if this book inspires you, the author is a founder of a meditation retreat center where you can get one-on-one guidance. This is what I've been looking for all my life. This book is a must read!

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    Life Changing

    As I read "Forgiving the Unforgivable," I am affected/changed. Master Charles guides the journey, by directing pauses, keeping the reader attentive.

    The stories of the survivors brings up issues for healing for myself regarding this event and my friends lost and injured, as well as
    other areas of my life.

    The discussion of death, especially that we are closer to our departed than we realize, that the higher mental and emotional forms still exist, and that we
    must not shut them out, I read the weekend my cousin died. It allowed me to experience her at the wake and funeral.

    I have started the second part of the book now.
    In it, I expanding my understanding of what a balanced life is and how important it is to maintain balance day to day.

    I look forward to continuing my journey, as I continue reading.
    I am grateful for Master Charles' gift of his love and wisdom.

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