Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Let’s Promote Non-Violence

One of the most dominant and negative factors in human history has been violence. Though many abhor it to a great extent yet it prevails and shows how we have failed to establish a world that can prioritize love and tranquility and can put an end to violence, hatred and wars. Human history clearly depicts the horrors that were displayed by violence and wars, particularly during the world wars and in the conflicts that erupted in different parts of the world. These episodes of violence influenced different countries, killed millions of people, destroyed the cultures and demolished important buildings and organizations, yet it is weird to see that we have not learnt any lesson and continue to pursue violence in order to achieve our objectives. There is no doubt in the fact that violence brought a great deal of misery to human civilization. It will not be an exaggeration to say that humanity would breathe its last in the atmosphere of violence. If love is not provided immediately, no one can stop it from a certain death. Human beings have to love it if they want to see it alive.

The world we are living in can only be conquered through everlasting love and non-violence. Love has the capacity to bind human beings together. Though there are many in the world who are shouting in the favor of violence and antagonism, they are in fact the sadists who clap at the sight of human sufferings, appreciate cruelty and dance with the cries of human hopelessness and can think of no way to extract the humanity out of this dismal and horrible situation. So, they should know that they are also participants in the miserable holocaust of human beings with the weapons of antagonism.

As human beings, compassion and affection should be our distinguishing qualities that may categorize us as the best of the creatures among the existing species. Non-violence should be the most essential part of our nature. It is non-violence alone that can make us look above the pathetic division of human race. Non-violence alone can make us look above the religious extremism, nationalism, sectarianism and racism. History has the lesson that all the human beings have never been able to stand under a single flag. It is because all the ideologies of the world have divided the human beings into “we and “they”. None of them has ever been able to embrace all the human beings alike. That is why followers of one religion and ideology have launched sanguinary wars against the others. Billions of people have been massacred in the pursuit of the blind power. It seems that the blood thirsty inclination of human beings have not been satiated yet.

Human beings definitely need to become one and make love and non-violence their guide in the rocky way to a better destination. They must think larger and make humanity proud. They need to see beyond the vicious circles of their cunning egos and join hands together for a peaceful world. They have to throw down the weapons and have smiles on their faces to win the hearts. They are supposed to teach their children the essential lessons of non-violence so that they may not be caught in the quagmire of hatred. They are to rise in the stature by bowing in front of sympathy and brotherhood. They should paint the world with the colors of bliss, contentment and pleasure, instead of the blood of the human beings. They require keeping in their books the immortal words of invincibility and prosperity, instead of destruction and disorder. It is important for them to be human in the real sense of the word and conquer the world through non-violence, not antagonism.

Pursuing non-violence and peace is also very much important for the people of Afghanistan, as well, as the country has been suffering because of different forms of violence and wars. It is important that the people must realize now that nothing can be achieved through violence. They have spent decades of their lives pursuing their objectives through violence and what they have achieved is destruction and instability. Millions people have been killed and thousands of families have been destroyed. The country has not been able to come out of the quagmire of poverty, instability and misery. People suffer because of lack of rudimentary requirements of life. And crime, terrorism and extremism prevail everywhere. These miseries are enough to teach them a lesson and they must realize that they have to value non-violence and peace and make every sort of effort to introduce them in their social and political lives. To some it may seem impossible but the life, teachings and practices of great people and nations show clearly that it is possible to pursue even the most difficult objectives through non-violence and strong resilience against antagonism, hatred and violence.