Friday, August 20, 2010

Nonviolence

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Nonviolence does not mean
that we remain indifferent
to a problem.
On the contrary,
it is important to be fully engaged.
However,
we must behave in a way that does not benefit us alone.
We must not harm the interests of others.
Nonviolence therefore is not merely
the absence of violence.
It involves a sense of compassion and caring.
It is almost the manifestation of compassion.
I strongly believe
that we must promote such a concept of nonviolence
at the level of the family
as well as at the national and international levels.
Each individual has the ability
to contribute to such
compassionate nonviolence.


H.H. the Dalai Lama
An Open Heart
Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life 
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