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The Nonviolence Handbook by Michael N Nagler

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threeRight Means: KnowingWhere We Stand

When the popular Vietnamese Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh was asked to explain his concept of “Engaged Buddhism,” he replied, “Engaged Buddhism is just Buddhism.”19 You cannot be true to spiritual values today without working actively to express those values in our unpeaceful world. However, although it’s good to keep in mind that the values themselves are a good push in the right direction, we need to steer our subsequent actions like skilled pilots who know the dangers of the conflict terrain and know how to mobilize the strengths of nonviolence to meet them.

When should we use nonviolence, and in what forms? This is the question we should consider next.

How Much Nonviolence Is Enough?

Conflicts escalate ...

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