Real non-violence, like truth, love and selfless service, is the guide to God-Realization. My non-violence includes violence under certain circumstances when it is done one hundred percent for others and without the slightest feeling of malice, hatred, revenge or self-gain. I call it “non-violent violence.”
Non-violence, pure and simple, is the Beyond state of God. It is the goal of humanity. It cannot exist where one is still in the stages of a seeker. The seeker can, however, reach this goal through the means of “non-violence of the brave,” or of “selfless violence,” which means non-violent violence.
Beloved God is the Goal. Love is the means. The lover can reach the Beloved through love. God in the Beyond state of Paramatma is love, light and life infinite. He is everything. Unless one realizes God and has love infinite, one cannot be purely and infinitely non-violent. God does not include violence, just as love does not include lust. Non-violence, pure and simple, is love infinite.
The difference between these stages may be explained in the following manner: Suppose you are slapped or kicked by someone. If you do not retaliate but keep quiet and do nothing, it is the category of a seeker who practices “non-violence of the brave.” In a similar case of a majzoob being slapped or kicked by someone, it is quite different. He has neither the necessity to keep quiet or control himself, nor has he to make an effort for the same. Because, in his state as a majzoob, which is divine bliss, he does not at all feel the slap or the kick. He has gone beyond that state of feeling.
(Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 8, p. 2787 – 2788.)