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    On Jul 1, 2013 Tim wrote:

    There is more to nonviolence than just refrain from violence. Nonviolence stems from the philosophy of compassion which gets a person to understand that fundamentally all are one. Or, as J. Krishnamurti termed it : there is no other. So, the other is you, even though that other may not yet be conscious of the reciprocal and may act violently against you. His violence then is to be seen as a manifestation of that unconsciousness. But the moment one is aware, one's responsibility is to stand firm on the principle but not reciprocate the other's violence.
    The will to dominate, to infringe on a weaker person's rights, such doing must be stopped. This by standing firm on the principle. But to fixate on anyone as an enemy only perpetuates the conflict and thus misses the mark which is to stop the wrong doing while leaving the door open to the doer so that he may eventually change his perspective. This is the compassionate answer.
    The use of brutal force morally diminishes the doer. As do the transient goals, supremacy, dominance, that motivate his actions. No party, in the long run, can win over principles which are fundamentally just and speak to the human heart. This is what I understand from this interview of the Dalai Lama whose firm stand and intelligent response have gained  worldwide respect and affection.

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    On Jul 2, 2013 Dr.Kanhaiyalal Sharma wrote:

     Violence and non-violence are two words that express our feeling. A surgeon cuts bleeds a patient in order to cure the patient. On other hand a cheat deceives with sweet language. Violence and non-violence is judged through motive. Motive and action decides violence and non-violence. Gandhiji, Dalai Lama and all right thinking  persons reach the same conclusion. Thanks

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