Non-violence — and conflict in the world

Non-violence cannot solve the problem of conflict in the world
Non-violence is an excellent philosophy for someone who wants to conquer their personality and evolve more rapidly, but it cannot solve the problem of conflict in the world. A nation that decided not to defend itself would very soon be wiped out both economically and physically.

The only solution, therefore, is for the philosophy of non-violence to become a shared ideal. Instead of remaining an ideal in the minds of a few Initiates and spiritualists, it must be adopted by the whole of mankind for, until it becomes more accepted, it will never change anything. Think of all the people who have wanted to give an example of nobility only to be assassinated! Did their sacrifice change humanity in any way? No. So, these ideas have to be adopted in every country in the world.

Non-violence must become a global solution
An attitude that can be good when it is shared by many can be dangerous if it is held by only a few. But, although the philosophy of non-violence may be dangerous when it remains purely individual, it is still something positive, for those who sacrifice their lives in this way come back to earth with extraordinary gifts, thanks to which they can influence others in the right direction. The question of non-violence must become a global solution, otherwise conflict will always be a problem.

The Brotherhood has made its appearance because the spirits above have decided to introduce a new current amongst human beings. You will say that there are already so many spiritual groups. Surely, that’s enough? No, it’s not enough, because nothing very marvellous has resulted from their teaching. Each group works for itself; each one behaves as though it were the hub of the universe and believes that it, and it alone, possesses the truth. In fact, it could be true to say that it is the spiritual movements that are obstructing the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth.

Spiritual people need to work in the spirit of brotherhood
Their goal is to work for good, for the light, but they are not working for the community. It is this spirit of brotherhood which accepts every single being with all their peculiarities. It doesn’t claim to be superior to other movements in knowledge, virtue or power. I know that that these movements are magnificent and that they bring much to humanity; I don’t want to run them down, but many lack the new element of warmth and love that our teaching brings. Many of the spiritual movements are cold, aloof and proud—and this will never bring about the Kingdom of God on earth.

Brotherhood – the one thing that can make of the world one great family
Here, in the Brotherhood, we may have only this one element, the spirit of brotherhood but, for the moment, it is what matters most. Human beings possess great knowledge, powers and wealth, but nobody is interested in acquiring the one thing that can make of the world one great family: the spirit of brotherhood. If more and more people make up their minds to work in the spirit of brotherhood and not only for their own power, prestige, glory or wealth, the Kingdom of God will be established on earth. It is not complicated: it is simply a question of working towards a different goal.

To be continued…

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,
Complete Works Volume 25, A New Dawn, Society and Politics in the Light of Initiatic Science

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