The Way Of Peace
|The Way Of Peace|
Recipe For A Revolution
|Editor||Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta|
|Subject||The mechanics of revolution from a spiritual soldier's perspective|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
At the very beginning of the first chapter, a broad spiritual perspective on revolutionary struggle is put forth:
All of human existence can be understood in terms of a perpetual war between two forces – the force of light and love versus the force of darkness and selfishness. In one corner we find the Divine Thief Whose aim is to steal from us all our worldly attachments and all our vainglory, and in the other corner sits human ego which wants to appropriate to itself anything and everything, especially those things which most obviously belong to the Cosmic Supreme.
The rest of the book examines various aspects of revolution, from the abstract to the practical. The book contains 10 chapters:
- War Games
- Spiritual Revolution
- Intellectual Revolution
- Physical Revolution
- Reactionaries, Defectors, and Infiltrators
- The Dharma of Revolution
- Your First Council of War
- On World Revolution and Its Tactics
- The Ideal Revolutionary
The first edition of The Way Of Peace was published in 1977 in Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, it has been reprinted several times, notably in 2009 and 2011. The most recent publication of The Way Of Peace (missing only a few minor updates) may be found on Amazon.
Critiques and controversy
In light of the content of The Way Of Peace, this book has been largely kept under wraps.