Mohandas Gandhi, in his search for the true roots of human violence, identified seven categorical acts of “passive violence.”
They each mark a common human oversight that leads to suffering and destruction. Supposedly, there are no other mistakes of significant consequence.
These are too elegant to spoil with my own commentary, so I’ll just leave them naked, for you to consider.
1. Wealth without work
2. Pleasure without conscience
3. Knowledge without character
4. Commerce without morality
5. Science without humanity
6. Worship without sacrifice
7. Politics without principle
If you have a dilemma, can you find its root in one of Gandhi’s blunders?
Have a happy and thoughtful Wednesday. – David
Raptitude is a scheduled stop on the virtual book tour for Conversations with Richard Bandler today. Dr Richard Bandler is the originator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, an increasingly-popular self-therapy method. Due to time and enthusiasm constraints I will not be reviewing the book, but my friend Lisis at Quest for Balance wrote a thorough review not long ago.
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