VIOLENCE AND NONVIOLENCE
DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR
“Indiscriminate violence and nonviolence” are like short
circuiting. They manifest through an individual due to
inappropriate communication through nerve impulses (energy
flow) from and towards the brain.
“Indiscriminate violence and nonviolence” usually result from
extreme subjective responses. Indiscriminate violence towards
others or towards self is counterproductive and detrimental to
inner and outer and individual and global blossoming.
Indiscriminate nonviolence i.e. hysterical pampering of self or
that of other men or animals is equally counterproductive and
hindrance to inner and outer prosperity and profundity.
Therefore, “indiscriminate violence and nonviolence” in the
form of impulsive or planned activity by individuals or groups is
neither conducive nor justifiable, for the welfare of a person or
The globally benevolent perceptions, emotions, passions,
instincts and personal and social actions are (should be) aimed
at rectification of impulsive, mean, cruel or stupid and hence
“indiscriminate violent or nonviolent” concepts and practices,
counterproductive and hazardous to human progress.
The essence of these efforts is however defeated time and again
by gullible kindness and cunning wickedness!
Thus “indiscriminate violence” in the form of exploitation,
repression, fanaticism, terrorism, cheating and torture in more
than one way of innocent people; and the massive propaganda of
the “indiscriminate nonviolence”; go on incessantly and hand in
hand by practitioners of indiscriminate violence! They are
inappropriately and suicidally supported by genuinely kind but
unwise proponents of “indiscriminate nonviolence” who
unknowingly accept and subject themselves to indiscriminate
Thus “indiscriminate violence” multiplies exponentially because
“justifiable and essential therapeutic violence” against such
“indiscriminate violence”; is paralyzed by the hypocritical
preaching or gullible propaganda of “indiscriminate
nonviolence” by the practitioners of “indiscriminate violence”
and some well meaning but naïve supporters of “indiscriminate
It is important to understand urgently that “destruction of
diseased cells benefits the diseased patient for recovery to health
and hence the global conscience must rise against concepts and
practices of “indiscriminate violence” and “indiscriminate
nonviolence” (harmful to blossoming of mankind). It is urgent to
employ wherever necessary, “a well meaning globally beneficial,
surgically skilled, appropriate, disciplinary, corrective and
“nonviolent violence” to effectively and rapidly curb the
indiscriminate violence and indiscriminate nonviolence towards
self and others by state agencies and non state entities.
This is essential for creating a world where even this sort of
“therapeutic and nonviolent violence”; would also not be
NAMASMARAN is said enable us to acquire this enlightened
wisdom and overcome indiscriminate, unwise, unjust and
suicidal conception and practice of violence and nonviolence!