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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Nationalism as a ‘fatally divisive force


Krishnamurti was proclaiming a message of inward liberation by understanding the ways of one’s own mind. He rejected the rituals and paraphernalia of organised religion, and saw nationalism as a ‘fatally divisive force’.

Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear.

So violence isn’t merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper.