When we engage in violence

The ancestor of every destructive action, every destructive decision, is a negative thought. We may assume our thinking is an internal matter that has no bearing on the quality of life in the world. Perhaps we need to think again.

There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. … The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important

While there’s plenty of violence in the world, not many of us engage in violent actions. But are we violent at times with the words we speak? How often do we think vicious thoughts?

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

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2 thoughts on “When we engage in violence

  1. LAIRD

    An interesting item – at the only time in the year when christians think about peace. Thinking, and living a non violent life, did nt save Ghandi from assassination. In fact I doubt whether it has saved one drop of blood since Cain and Abel had there tiff. Mankind is the only animal that kills for fun. If pure thought were the answer where are its adherents? ‘Actions speak louder than words’, and I assume, thoughts?

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  2. Coffee With Kate

    And perhaps this is how Ghandi would have responded to your comment Lairdofglencairn….."A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave."
     – Mohandas Gandhi

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