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Conflict is in fact the basic law of life in all social organisms, as it is of all biological ones; societies are formed, gain strength, and move forwards through conflict; the healthiest and most vital of them assert themselves against the weakest and less well adapted through conflict; the natural evolution of nations and races takes place through conflict. - Alfredo Rocco

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Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti'h.

That is the basic law of nature, life and the universe. Nothing else.

Welcome to the sa.com forum KGM.

Thank you,

Im speaking in terms of evolution though, the strongest and fittest survive and the weak perish. So the panth needs to become pyhsically, economically and intellectually strong to survive. The khalsa should be masters of all vidya, we should not be content on being second best at anything.

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Strongest, fittest , weak etc hold varying meanings depending on time, and circumstance. Its very subjective. In one age muscles are a strength in another age it is intellect, but always common sense . WHich is anything but 'common.'

Khalsa like all other groups are subject to natures laws. If they are worth it or deserving they will survive and thrive; otherwise just like all other groups since the beginning of time they will perish and give way to something better.

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Khalsa like all other groups are subject to natures laws. If they are worth it or deserving they will survive and thrive; otherwise just like all other groups since the beginning of time they will perish and give way to something better.

Very True, as they say the ball is in our court. Its really up to us if we survive and thrive or perish

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  • 4 weeks later...

In responce to the original post......

Movement is the constant reality of life... might be slow or fast, and the product is often "Change" (ie movement from one perceived state to another).

Movement sometimes causes friction or collision (aka conflict).

The struggle of life is achieving "Harmony"... strongest, fittest, etc may achieve personal harmony through submission or destruction of others... alternatively Seva and Karma-Yog might lead to a similar balance in another way. I guess a bit like whether you want to achieve social stability in a society by democratic means (ie like Western Europe) or through autocractic means (like how it previously was in Syria, Libya, etc).

Every culture and religion has this concept of "change and harmony/balance"... ie ying/yang, shiv/shakti, trimurti, "as you sow, so shall you reap", etc etc

An awful lot more could be said on the topic, and one can stray into the realm of philosophical rantings that ultimately get nowhere..... but the basic point is that conflict is a product of motion/movement/change, so is a symptom of life and not it's underlying principle.

Life doesnt have to contain conflict- however generally lifeforms tend to follow the line of least resistence and maximum gain; so therefore the bigger, stronger, fitter try take advantage of their position, rather than use it for mutual gain.

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