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526Violence and the Age of Truth (Savitri Devi)

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  • Petros
    Mar 19, 2007
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      "Only an Age of Truth, in which all is as it should be — a world in which the social and political order on earth is a perfect replica of the eternal Order of Life — can be nonviolent. And in the eloquent legends of all old nations, the ideal society at the dawn of Time is said to have been naturally so. There was, then, nothing to be changed; nothing for which to shed one’s own or other people’s blood; nothing to do but to enjoy in peace the beauty and riches of the sunlit earth, and to praise the wise Gods — the devas or 'shining ones,' as the ancient Aryans called them — Kings of the earth in the truest sense of the word. Every man and woman, every race, every species was then in its place, and the whole divine hierarchy of Creation was a work of art to which and from which there was nothing either to add or to take away. Violence was unthinkable.

      To condemn violence indiscriminately is to condemn the very struggle of the Forces of Life and Light against the Forces of egoic disintegration — struggle all the more heroic and desperate as the world rushes on towards its doom. It is to condemn that struggle which, at every one of its age-long phases and even through temporary disaster, has been securing for the world, beyond its karmic doom, the glorious new Beginning, which the few alone karmically deserve. Within the bondage of this Kali Yuga, one cannot be consistently non-violent without contributing, willingly or unwillingly, knowingly or unknowingly, to the success of the forces of disintegration; of what we call the death-forces."

      -- from 'The Lightning and the Sun' by Savitri Devi (Ch. 2)