Thought At Sunrise: Thought at Sunrise 201

Published: 15.07.2007
Updated: 06.08.2008

15th July

Bhagvan Mahavira was a kshatriya.

In the Indian tradition, kshatriya and warrior have been synonyms.
Mahavira became a preacher of non-violence and yet the instincts of war did not leave him.

The ways of ahimsa and war are different.
Mahavira was a coordinator who brought accord into discord.

He transformed the meaning of war and said - have a war, fight.

Not with another, but with yourself.

Indeed this transformation is a unique solution to war.

Sources
  • Thoughts At Sunrise by Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Publisher: Jain Vishva Bharti, Ladnun - 341306, India
  • Donated by Budhmalji Surender Kumar Choraria, Chadwash, Calcutta
  • Edition: 1999

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