The idea of nonviolence is very simple and yet very profound. There is nothing new about this idea. The principle of doing no harm to others, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, is as old as the hills. However, putting the principle into practice is much more difficult and complex.

Nonviolence works on three levels: the first is nonviolence to ourselves, as we cannot be compassionate to others if we are not compassionate to ourselves – I cannot save someone from drowning if I am drowning myself. Therefore taking care of myself is not selfish. When I am being angry, I am being ...


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