“Nonviolence isn’t just a philosophy of resistance. It is a way of life. Nonviolence is the thoughts we have, the words that we use, the clothes that we wear, the things that we say. It is not just an absence of violence, not even just the absence of wanting to cause harm. Nonviolence is a state when your heart is so full of love, compassion, kindness, generosity, and forgiveness that you simply don’t have any room for anger, frustration, or violence,” Pancho says.
Story editor Betsy Cornwell looks at Nipun Mehta’s essay “If You Want To Be a Rebel, Be Kind,” which appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Parabola, “Burning World.” Read the full essay for free here.
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