Day 5 – Q 5. “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” Comment.
5. “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” Comment.
5.“अहिंसा उच्चतम नैतिकता की ओर ले जाती है, जो सभी विकास का लक्ष्य है। जब तक हम सभी अन्य जीवित प्राणियों को नुकसान पहुंचाना बंद नहीं करते हम तब तक बर्बर हैं।” टिप्पणी करें।
“Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” Sir Thomas Elva Edison has aptly interlinked Non-violence and Evolution. Where there is violence, there is vulnerability, destruction, mitigation and extinction of the species. So Non-violence seems to be the paramount principle which leads to the evolvement of the species while living in harmony with its environment.
Proponents of non-violent:
Non-violence or ahimsa has been the proponent of religions worldwide. Non-violence has served as a pillar for numerous freedom struggles and identity movements worldwide ranging from India to the United States. Modern leaders of the 20th century such as MLK Jr., Gandhi, and Mandela held on to the belief that non-violence was the progressive way forward. The importance of harbouring such a philosophy was that it gradually led to the awarding of sovereignty for their respective groups. But more importantly, it led to the widespread belief that “tit for tat” does not suffice. The use of non-violence as a means inspiring national support was truly unprecedented.
Why it is important to be non-violent?
Many civilizations have come to an end in aftermath of violence, continual war among put their survival in peril. While the principle of Non-violence has been propagated from the time immemorial for peaceful sustenance. All religions are enshrined with the values of peace which leads to enlightenment and hence evolution. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism among few prominent religion of the world hold such principles sacrosanct.
Recent times, how society is changing with different types of violence:
In recent times terroristic activities has been witnessed which has led to mass destruction in various part of the world on religion lines and also to prove nations hegemony. Organisations like ISIS, Taliban, HIz Mujahedeen Al-Qaida have come and is posing threat to the national security. Also modern concepts like modernization, urbanization, globalization has exposed the weaker and destitute and his resources to the powerful. These people – marginalized, tribal people, illiterates, poor, women and children and also the other gender have been overtly exploited. Along with that we are violently destroying the environment in the name of development and also when we don’t care for the society and when we become more self-centric people won’t care much about the environment.
Hence it becomes obvious to adopt non-violent means to prevail peace and harmony among such sections. Also the violence inflicted upon animals should be curbed. There have been efforts by nations and at the global stage by legislating and passing landmark judgments in favour of posterity. Also International peace organizations and peace missions in the different countries are contributing towards establishing the peace in this world.
Nonviolence is a power which can be wielded equally by all-children, young men and women or grown up people, provided they have a living faith in the God of Love and have therefore equal love for all mankind. When non-violence is accepted as the law of life it must pervade the whole being and not be applied to isolated acts.
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