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Nonviolence is a term used to describe political actions performed without the use of violence. Gandhi was the first in modern times performing such actions against the British Empire while setting the India then colony free. Another example is Nelson Mandela in his fight against The Apartheid regime in South Africa. Nonviolence is the opposite of the concept of violence that which violates another living thing either through exploitation, torment, or killing other people.

Basically the concept of nonviolence is not new, but ancient, in Buddhism “be humble, but not humiliated” is a way proven that in most cases violence does not work out as actions in a long term perspective because that what makes us humans is the ability to understand that harming ourselves is wrong, therefore harming others is unnatural state of mind. This is the only thing that makes us different; we are not self-destructive by nature. Also referred to as Buddha nature, born into the world without violence, pre-justice, anger, hate or love. Arne Næss the Norwegian philosopher, climber and Renaissance man developed the deep ecology movement; he used techniques such as nonviolence and passive resistance during their many fights to protect the environment in the 70s.


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