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Escalation of Peace

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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Excerpt from Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World by Thich Nhat Hanh

Escalation of Peace – page 91 to 92, read during Afternoon of Mindfulness 14.11.2015

(also pages 103-109 was read but it hasn’t been written up)

Suffering, unhappiness, violence, and war escalate when we are overcome with anger and try to punish and inflict suffering on the other side. We act this way because we believe that as a result we will suffer less, but of course this action only leads to the other side desiring revenge. This is the surest course of destruction. Deep down, we know this is childish, unintelligent behavior, but still most of us act this way. When we suffer, we blame the other person or group. We hope that is we can punish them and make them suffer, we will feel better and gain some relief…

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