"Buddhism and Peace"
Buddhism is strongly associated with non-violence and the principle of no-harm. During the Buddha’s time, he prevented wars by engaging rulers in dialogues and questions if the reason of war is more worthy than the blood of fellow human beings.
“Hatred cannot cease through hatred.
Only through love can hatred cease.
This is an Eternal Law.’”
“Not a single page of Buddhist history has ever been lurid with the light of inquisitorial fires or darkened with the smoke of heretic or heathen cities ablaze, or red with blood of the guiltless victims of religious hatred. Buddhism wields only one sword, the sword of wisdom, and recognises only one enemy - ignorance. This is the testimony of history and is not to be gain-said.”
- Prof. Bapat in “2500 years of Buddhism”