Violence

  • “Nonviolence is a state of mind when it is not separated from the Source.”

 

  • “As your own sense of hurt reduces, you find that you are less and less violent towards others.”

 

  • “The root of all violence is an affixation with others, objects. A man attentive towards himself is immersed in peace. Interest is violence.”

 

  • “Violence is not a particular behaviour. It is the cessation of discretion. Forms could vary: apparent love, care, devotion may be violence.”

 

  • “To feel hurt is the only form of violence. To be offended is to be violent.”

 

  • “There is a violence that kills. There is a violence that gives birth. Some idiots call this violence as love-making.”

 

  • “You use the phrase ‘animal nature’ wrongly. Violence, disorder, greed, stupidity, ego – all these are your social nature, not your animal nature. Animal nature is simple, beautiful, and one with existence. Drop your social nature, rediscover your animal nature.”

 

  • “How deeply loveless are our lives! Trembling in fear. When fear is god,violence is the religion. All thought, all action, violent, violent.”


  • “Where there is dependency, there would only be violence, not Love.”

 

  • “Anything that happens out of ignorance is violence.”

 

  • “Religion is that which brings you to your center of peace; not the center of disturbance, or violence.”

 

  • “Maturity is attention. Maturity is looking closely and clearly at what is going on.
    And when you look closely at what is going on, then you are able to differentiate between the necessary and the unnecessary, then you are able to differentiate between love and violence, between attachment and compassion.”

 

  • “Seen anybody who wants anything except Peace? Even when you are chasing excitement, you are chasing Peace through excitement. Even when you are being violent, you want Peace through violence. Ultimately you want nothing except Peace.”

 

  • “Don’t suffer. Your suffering is violence upon the other.”

 

  • “The closer somebody is to me, the more dependent I’m on that person and hence, closeness is directly proportional to the violence in relationship.”

 

  • “All pressure is violence, all pressure is a torture, a distortion of the mind. The mind is being pushed by an external factor.”

 

  • “The deeper is your belief in your separation, your boundaries, the more violent will be your relationship with others.”

 

  • “When you have given yourself totally to the only, to The One, then obviously nobody can have a part of you, a pie of you.”

 

  • “Love is not a peaceful coexistence with violence.”

 

  • “If compassion is not coming from the right point, it is violence, it is not at all compassion. And if violence is coming from the right point, it is compassion.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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