Competition - Non voilence LO18183

Richard Scherberger (
Sun, 24 May 1998 17:13:27 -0500

Replying to LO18167 --

At 10:17 AM 5/22/98 -0500, you wrote:

>According to an author named Mark Jurgensmyer (sp?), who wrote the
>now-out-of-print book, "Fighting Fair," Gandhi's method was to seek, not
>avoid, conflict in order to learn.
>(This surprised me. Didn't Gandhi advocate "ahimsa"-- nonviolence?)

This might be part of the difficulty people have with the term "conflict".
Conflict does not necessarlily lead to violence. Conflict can be
something as simple as a difference of viewpoints, differing opinions,
etc. Why the connection between conflict and violence?



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