On this 'kshamaapana'-day, the annual day of asking for forgiveness according to Jaina religion,
today I ask the forgiveness of all and any whom I may have intentionally or inadvertently caused any hurt, pain or offense.
The mantra is in the ancient Parkrit language ( sister of Sanskrit)
khAmemi savve jIvA savve jIvA khamantu me.
mittI me savvabhUesu veraM majjhaM Na keNa i
I forgive all living beings, may all of them forgive me,
I have friendship with all, enmity with none.
evamahaM AloiyaM nindiyaM grahiyaM duguNchiyaM sammam
tiviheNaM padikkanto vandAmi jiNaM chauvvIsam ..
Thus, I truly reflect, reproach, censure and abhor (my wrong doings)
I atone threefold (for my acts of mind, speech and body) and pay obeisance to the 24 Jinas (Founding Masters of Jaina Tradition).
Again seeking your forgiveness,
Swami Veda Bharati