05 Feb 2008 • 1,231 views
The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.
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, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.
When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent.
Do you see why it is violent?
Because you are separating yourself from the rest of humankind.
When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.
So a person who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he or she is concerned with the total understanding of humankind.
............ said Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)