Letter to a Hindu

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Letter to a Hindu

Post by Paidion » Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:36 pm

As soon as men live entirely in accord with the law of love natural to their hearts and now revealed to them, which excludes all resistance by violence,and therefore hold aloof from all participation in violence—as soon as this happens, not only will hundreds be unable to enslave millions, but not even millions will be able to enslave a single individual. Do not resist the evildoer and take no part in doing so, either in the violent deeds of administration, in the law courts, the collection of taxes, or above all in soldiering,and no one in the world will be able to enslave you.

—Excerpt From a Letter to a Hindu — Leo Tolstoi
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Man judges a person by his past deeds, and administers penalties for his wrongdoing. God judges a person by his present character, and disciplines him that he may become righteous.

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