Kshama (Sanskrit: क्षमा, kṣamā) is a Sanskrit word that relates to the acts of patience, releasing time and functioning in the now

Macdonell defines it as: “patience, forbearance, indulgence

Kshama also indicates extreme patience and a capacity to forgive and forget

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