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Contrasting Strategies of National Defense

Old Strategies of National Defense New Strategies of National Defense
Strategy of controlling the enemy on the basis of fear and destruction Strategy of controlling the enemy on the basis of the power of friendliness and coherence, which destroys enmity
Fear-based defense technology means negativity-based defense—destruction. It is clear that this principle of defense is self-defeating. Accepting death for the sake of defense!!! Trust-based defense technology means positivity-based defense—enriching to life. This is the self-fulfilling principle of defense; confidence in one's own level of invincibility
Strategy of destroying the enemy to safeguard the peace and prosperity of one's own nation Strategy of destroying enmity in the environment and thereby disallowing an enemy to arise, to safeguard the peace and prosperity of one's own nation
Strategy of defense: skillful use of dynamism Strategy of defense: skillful use of silence
Military training was based on the strategy of restless dynamism of action Military training to be based on the strategy of restful, dynamic silence
Preparedness for war Victory before war
Readiness to attack in order to defend No need to defend—indomitable strength in national consciousness stops the birth of an enemy
Military responsible for meeting the danger when it has come Military responsible for averting the danger before it arises
National safety secured in the stockpiling of powerful weapons of mass destruction National safety secured by the increase of coherence in national consciousness creating an armor of invincibility for the nation
Defense based on attacking the strength of the enemy Defense based on attacking the weakness—enmity—the true enemy within both friend and foe
Might is right Right is might
Political treaties were no assurance for the defense and safety of the nation; the times have witnessed political friendliness today and invasion tomorrow Perpetual peace among nations on the basis of invincibility of all nations
The age-old responsibility of the military was to raise and maintain the power of destruction The new responsibility of the military is to raise and maintain higher consciousness for the nation

The preceding table was adapted from the book Enlightenment to Every Individual: Invincibility to Every Nation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1978, Rheinweiler, W. Germany: Maharishi European Research University Press, pp. 600 – 603). ©1978 by Maharishi European Research University Press. All rights reserved. Available from Maharishi University of Management Press.

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