World Peace and Nonviolence

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World Peace and Non-violence
Ganadhipati Tulsi
Society consists of innumerable individuals having a common bond. That bond is mutuality. Plurality constitutes collectivity, but mere collectivity does not become society without the bond of mutuality. Without a common thread the beads would not make a rosary and it is of utmost importance to examine and evaluate the thread.
We live as part of society and the unit of society is the individual. Like individuals like society and vice versa. The above relationship is both ways true but relatively so. In modern times, society is conceived in terms of economic conditions and their management. It is assumed that if the latter are good the individual will be good too. Behind this assumption is the
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Disarmament does offer a solution to the problem of war, but it cannot offer an adequate solution in the absence of a proper study of the factors leading to a war. And these factors are expansionism, the tendency of some countries to impose their political system and life style on others and the mentality of universal proselytization. We must address ourselves to finding the ways of removing these factors if we want to prevent wars and establish world peace.
Non-violence: The Eternal Religion
Non-violence is an eternal religion but we do not accept it as such. Though violence is a negative tendency and non-violence a positive one, for all practical purposes we have changed their places. As a matter of fact a serious misunderstanding has arisen because of the word non-violence, since it is taken to mean the negation of violence.. It has led people to believe that violence and not non-violence is an unavoidable part of life. The rigmarole of violence automatically comes to an end once non-violence is understood to be an inevitable part of life.
Problem of Non-violence
It is not difficult to prove the proposition that man has accorded full recognition to the need for and usefulness of violence. Today thousands of scientists are busy inventing destructive weapons and thousands upon thousands of soldiers are either undergoing training in the use of arms or staging war rehearsals. Thus all the three activities -- research, training and practice are going on in
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