(GIST OF YOJANA) Why violence as a contemporary means to settle issues
should be avoided in our
personal and social life? [OCTOBER-2019]
Why violence as a contemporary means to settle issues
should be avoided in our personal and social life?
He observes that violence does not accept the ‘essential dignity and
worth of the individual.
The violence recognizes no boundaries and finally becomes self
justificatory in itself. The reason is that violence claims to possess the
truth about right and wrong and on this basis, it also decides who should be
punished and who spared.
When violence becomes habitual and institutionalized, it becomes a
general means/method to settle the issue of any kind of conflicts in
society'. He also suggested that in the long run violence docs more harm
than good as it produces a vicious and endless chain in which an individual
or society get trapped.
Thus, he prescribes non-violence as a way of our daily individual life
and invites us to test it in our life world. To test one’s non-violence, he
argued, one must learn to dare danger and death, mortify the flesh and
acquire the capacity to endure ail manners of hardships. Thus, his
non-violence is not only a matter of philosophy or intellectual inquiry but
it calls for dynamic action at the individual level as well.