Being nonviolent is as much an inward practice as it is an outward practice. Here are tools and resources for those who desire to learn more about the practice of nonviolence.
“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”
“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
“At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love. In struggling for human dignity, the oppressed people of the world must not allow themselves to become bitter or indulge in hate campaigns. To retaliate with hate and bitterness would do nothing but intensify the hate in the world. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate. This can be done only by projecting the ethics of love to the center of our lives.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”
“My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.”
Find the rest of this course and other videos about nonviolence and nonviolent action at Pace e Bene and Campaign Nonviolence Youtube Channel
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