Governments Need Enemies


A quote by Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh

In order to rally people, governments need enemies.
They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them.
And if they do not have a real enemy,
they will invent one in order to mobilize us.

Thích Nhất Hạnh


Born in central Vietnam in 1926, Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist. He is revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and profound bestselling writings on spiritual values and peace. Thích Nhất Hạnh has published over 100 titles on meditation and Engaged Buddhism, as well as poems, children’s stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. He presently lives in France.

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