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Abdusalam A. Guseynov: Non-violence isn’t about the world, it’s about the individual

Non-violence can only be properly understood if we view it as a post-violence stage. If we look to the stages of a person’s spiritual elevation, then we can build the following sequence: obedience, reciprocal violence and non-violence. That is, from obedience a person comes to the stage of reciprocal violence, demonstrating their willingness to take up arms. Only once he has overcome this stage...

Vitaly Adamenko: the Gospel strictly prohibits violence

Russia, Saint Petersburg, February 2017. Exactly 100 years after the armed uprising of Petrograd soldiers and workers, known as the February revolution which led to the overthrow of the autocracy and the events that followed from this. It’s time to pay attention to another event which is directly opposite in its meaning – the non-reciprocation of evil for evil, the non-resistance of evil with...

Do not want to kill people. My story

When I first faced this problem, as well as the dominant very loyal attitude to it in the society, I couldn’t help, but asked myself a question. Why do we live, like nothing happened, knowing, that the price of our tranquility is the fear of violence that we evoke in people, and the very violence itself – cruel, bloody, inhuman? Why does not it worry and hurt us? Hi! My name is Alexander, I...

Modern Tolstoyism

Today’s the 7th January – the day of Christ’s birth. No other day is better for talking about people, like our friends, who have consciously changed their outlook on life towards nonviolence and love. I Nonviolence.ru isn’t about Tolstoyism. But it is undoubtedly indebted to the famous writer’s talent and courage. At the beginning of the 20th Century Tolstoy had many followers who were inspired...

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