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Pilgrimage to Nonviolence

On Nov 17, 2011 Catherine Todd wrote:

A to Z wrote: "An immature or unevolved bully can only understand force"


Thank you. NOW I feel I can be part of a "non-violent movement," knowing I don't have to sit there and take it, and let them kill me in the process. The trick is to withstand and overpower, when necessary, the bully without hatred and by doing the least amount of harm possible. Using the least amount of force necessary. Having grown up in an extremely violent household, I learned early on that I had to stand up for myself or be killed. I could never understand the "turn the other cheek" business until I read this exchange.

Thank you!


The winds of grace blow all the time; all we need do is set our sails."


Please show me The Way.

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