Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Roots of War

The roots of war are in the way we live our daily lives--the way we develop our industries, build up our society, and consume goods.  We have to look deeply into the situation.  We cannot just blame one side or the other.  We have to transcend the tendency to take sides.
During any conflict, we need people who can understand the suffering of all sides.  We need links.  We need communication.
Practicing nonviolence is first of all to become nonviolence.  Then when a difficult situation presents itself, we will react in a way that will help the situation.  This applies to problems of the family as well as to problems of society.
Wisdom from PEACE IS EVERY STEP - Thich Nhat Hanh

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