While there are traits of kindness in both forgiveness and in sincerity, it holds its own place in our lives.
the act of going out of your way to be nice to someone or show a person you care.
Kindness is a virtue in that is talked about in all culture’s and religions.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
In the Vedas, it is said that one of the most prominent qualities of the gods found in the Rig Veda (one of the many texts of The Vedas) is their “loving kindness”, in loving kindness they give food, wealth, comfort for enemies and remove scorn. Their speech is kind, they perpetuate kindness and their kindness reaches all. Never do they scorn and demean their devotees. Hindus, in general seek to emulate the gods, loving-kindness being one of their preeminent qualities. Like them we should be kind of word and deed to our fellows, providing shelter and relief, as well as uplifting speech, showering our fellows in loving-kindness light, just like our benevolent gods.
Kindness is a virtue in many cultures and religions. The above picture is from a Laotian temple, depicting the parable of Buddha and the elephant Nalagiri. Devadutta, jealous of Buddha and wanting to hurt him, sends an angry elephant named Nalagiri into a street where Buddha and his colleagues were walking. As the angry Nalagiri approached them, Buddha’s loving-kindness and friendliness tames Nalagiri. The parable suggests kindness affects everyone. Buddhists call such kindness in virtuous state of perfection as Mettā, while some Indian literature refer to it as maitrī (Sanskrit: मैत्री).
If we can cultivate kindness in our heart by thinking and then acting in a kind way, it surely will help change ourselves, others around us and our environment.
Kindness completely takes the “me” (ourselves) out of the equation and puts the focus on helping others. If we treat others like the Sons and Daughters of God that they are, more peace will rain down on all of us.