#nonviolence

a life of nonviolence, of nonaggression and non-harming is not just a reflection of how we act and what we say, but also how we may provoke/cause others to act because of our words and actions towards others.

our fear not transformed may turn into greed and aggression. our greed and our aggression causes harm. our greed and our oppression of others pushes others into desperation and violence. our greed and our oppression of others are violence. our violence begets violence. not just towards others, but also towards ourselves, because in our greed and in our aggression we have abandoned who we are.

a life of nonviolence, non-harming, nonaggression is an expansive view that includes both the intimacy of our interdependence and our wider relationship with the world.

a life of nonviolence, non-harming, nonaggression is all encompassing and a reflection of our embodiment of love and valuing of life and an awareness of how our actions and words affect others.

~j

#nonviolence #nonharming #nonaggression #interdependence #life #love #path #practice #EngagedBuddhism #JinpaLhaga

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