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This is a 5-part mini-series that I’d put together on the subject of War. Sometime post 26/11 & the Israel-Hamas flare-up of late 2008, I began asking myself some hard questions, and found no easy answers. I then started reading up & eventually made a compilation on this theme. Just never got around to winding it […]

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IV – Peace, force and the psychological basis of war

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“No real peace can be till the heart of man deserves peace; the law of Vishnu cannot prevail till the debt to Rudra is paid.” [1] “The weakness of the human heart wants only fair and comforting truths or in their absence pleasant fables; it will not have the truth in its entirety because there there is much […]

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III – Heraclitus and Nietzsche on War, the Upanishadic view

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“Destruction is always a simultaneous or alternate element which keeps pace with creation and it is by destroying and renewing that the Master of Life does his long work of preservation. More, destruction is the first condition of progress. Inwardly, the man who does not destroy his lower self-formations, cannot rise to a greater existence…”  […]

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II – The elimination and passing of war?

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..A growing register of calamities is the past’s account, the future’s book of Fate: The centuries pile man’s follies and man’s crimes Upon the countless crowd of Nature’s ills; Savitri, Sri Aurobindo Can there be a day when war becomes impossible? For all our dislike of war, and its consequences, is it even conceivable that […]

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I – Can we ever reconcile War ?

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An idiot hour destroys what centuries made… This is the first of a 5-part mini-series that I’d put together on the subject of War. Sometime post 26/11 & the Israel-Hamas flare-up of late 2008, I began asking myself some hard questions, and found no easy answers. I then started reading up & eventually made a […]

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