Generally, violence is understood as physically hurting, harming and killing others. Of course it is violence, but this alone does not constitute more than 10 percent of the total incidents of violence that take place amongst human society. Ironically, such type of violence–though brutal–may not be taking place as frequently. Moreover, no one, including even the hardened criminals, is engrossed in the act of hurting or killing all the time. And if anyone did that, he/she may soon go mad at his/her own act of so much bloodshed. Even King Ashoka the Great underwent a complete spiritual change of mind at the bloodshed he caused in the battle of Kalinga.
A vast majority of we human beings suffers from and is perpetrator of another type of violence, i.e. reaction and revenge.
Do we not entertain malice in the heart of our hearts towards other even for no reason or, at least, for no obvious hurt? Though such malice may not be expressed in words or deeds, yet, all our speech and actions towards that person are governed by our sense of malice.
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