Dr. King’s principles of nonviolence are seamless with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s approach and seek to bring lasting and peaceful liberation for the oppressed, occupied, and disenfranchised people of the world.
Dr. King’s SIX PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE
ONE: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. It is an active resistance. It is aggressive spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.
PRINCIPLE TWO: Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding. The end result of nonviolence is reconciliation. The purpose of nonviolence is the creation of the Beloved Community.
PRINCIPLE THREE: Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people. Nonviolence recognizes that evildoers are not evil people. The nonviolent resister seeks to resist injustice, not people.
PRINCIPLE FOUR: Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform. Nonviolence accepts suffering without retaliation. Unearned suffering has tremendous educational and transforming possibilities.
PRINCIPLE FIVE: Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate. Nonviolence resists violence; its love is spontaneous, unmotivated, unselfish, and creative.
PRINCIPLE SIX: Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice. The nonviolent resister has deep faith that justice will eventually win.
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