Source 163: The following quotes come from the ‘SOUNDS’ section of the BRITISH LIBRARY website, accessed Nov. 2013 at: http://sounds.bl.uk/Arts-literature-and-performance/ICA-talks/024M-C0095X0034XX-0100V0. These links may or may not still be operational; if it isn't, we may have redirected it to the WayBackMachine archive.
‘I hope a war is not declared by anybody in the modern world because I don’t see the real necessity for war, but I would like to say that I think it would be immoral—it would be obscene—not to be ready at any moment to defend ourselves...If somebody should impose war upon us, attack us, I hope that we should have the will and the power and the moral courage to realise that life, freedom, are gifts from God and creation and our duty to defend. There’s a wonderful episode in the life of Buddha where a group of villagers in the Himalayas did not defend themselves against a band of brigands who attacked and killed many of them, and he rebuked them because he said that was not what his teaching was about, that was not reverence for life of which he was speaking...it is a moral duty for us all to be ready to defend ourselves and our freedoms’; and ‘The carrier of new life, the carrier of renewal in societies, has always started with a lone voice, with one lonely individual somewhere taking upon himself in terms of his own life wherever it’s challenged, the start of renewal and living the “being” with which he has been charged in a world of “having”; and it always starts like that before it becomes a group...[and then] a community — which is not yet, but which is coming.’
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