November 21, 2017

Genuine victory lies in calm

Genuine victory lies in calm through noble deeds. It cannot be achieved by argument and disputes. Expectation for victory should be fulfilled through understanding and negotiation for a peaceful settlement.
Conflicts may be solved by power or dominance. However, such means cannot ensure true and lasting victory. Many global conflicts could be stopped by negotiation, despite some battles and fighting at the initial stage.
As glory is the shadow of virtue, and there is no road of flowers leading to victory, it is worthy for only those who prize the welfare of others. Therefore, peace or victory can only be achieved through renunciation of violence. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
Although some believe victory is necessary for survival, every victory cannot guarantee a lasting peace. Lord Buddha said ‘It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.’
Wars may be fought with weapons and power. In such circumstances, the victories of men are not victories of the soul. For the ultimate truth, genuine victory is derived from inner satisfaction, not from fighting.

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