Non-violence true Dharma

Non-violence true Dharma

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...... Mahatma Gandhi.

We all know that the history of human civilisation, is an epic saga of violence punctuated by episodes of relative calm.

Today we all are living in a world where violence has become our culture.

It may be seen in the hundreds of wars in different parts of the world or it may be seen through the innumerable violent incidents that occur everyday across the universe.

So what exactly has led to spread violence so much even though humanity strongly denounces it?

One of the major reasons as to why it has become so deeply embedded in the human psyche is that, on one hand we denounce it but on the other hand we condone or even justify it.

It’s a known fact that today violence has become the means to seek political and social justice.

Men kill men in the name of almighty, and these are then justified as dharma by the custodians of religion when it is proclaimed for a righteous purpose.

Amidst all these, a question that comes up is, ‘Can we really stand and justify such gruesome violence in a civilized society?’ Or, can violence ever root out adharma (unrighteousness)?

Well, in order to conquer adharma we need to understand the true dharma of the self.

We all must realize that good or evil are in fact the traits of the human soul, and even after death these traits are carried on to the next birth.

These traits may change as per the person's karma in the next life.

Hence, it follows that one may kill an evil person but one cannot destroy the evil in that person.

Remember, an evil act is bound to be punished by the Law of Karma in the present or the next birth, because there is a natural justice system.

Hence,one must never think that if someone avenges a wrong by doing wrong in turn, he/she will not suffer.

The truth is that both the persons will have to suffer for their respective wrong actions, because any form of revenge is violence and it is bound to bring sorrow for the doer.

Hence, a person’s karma will catch up with him sooner or later for sure. It is very important to understand the concept behind the word religion or dharma.

Dharma in the true sense simply means living by the eternal spiritual values such as peace and love. When we share love and goodwill with others it is bound to stir up similar feelings in that person.

On the contrary when we harm others, it is bound to spark off ill will in them. We shouldn’t forget that we are all children of “Almighty” who is the ocean of love and peace.

That is why humans resist hatred but they never resist love.

HE never forsakes and forgets his values while we do so due to our own ignorance. When HE is always benevolent, how can he justify violence?

Therefore one should know that wars are not the curse of almighty, but the results of our own actions. The only way to bring back peace is to empower ourselves spiritually and rid our minds of all negativities.

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