Daily Readings from the Works of Swami Venkatesananda

Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Living Non-Violence

May 4, 2021

Living Non-Violence

      War is the most essential pastime of humanity! We are all familiar with the phrase "defender of the faith". In The Bible, "Thou must not kill," is redefined as "Thou must not murder," because killing seems to be an inherent part of life. An executioner, a butcher or even a doctor, are all able to kill.

      All these grotesque sequels will occur until I realize what it is to be completely free of harmfulness within me. Is it possible to rid the mind of the least trace of harmfulness? In which case no harm comes from me to others, nor do I punish this body, therefore there is no martyr complex.

     "Assassination" means nothing more than two asses facing each other! If you are wise, you will make it unnecessary for another to kill you. You will remove the cause instead of provoking another to kill you. So can I be totally free of the least trace of harmfulness in my mind?

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