War, weapons and victory

The best weapons are the most nefarious instruments that beings detest. Those who follow the Dao shun them. Weapons are evil instruments, they are not noble instruments. Only out of necessity will he resort to them, for he loves peace and calm. So he does not celebrate victory. He who celebrates victory rejoices in slaughter. […]

Stop the invasion, promote politics

Brutality, atrocity, inhumanity, barbarism… entire dictionaries would not suffice to describe what we, powerless, stunned and anguished, are seeing these days on the plains and in the cities across Ukraine, in the heart of civilised Europe. How on earth did we manage –yes, in the first person plural– to reach this point in the 2020s […]

How war was born

How war was born Two monks had been together for many years and had never quarreled with each other. One day they became aware of this and felt surprised. They said to themselves that it could not be that they had to know the experience of so many people that quarrel; otherwise they would not […]

They have taken away the words from our mouths

They have taken away the words from our mouths, our poems die under the bombs with those who are killed in Kiev, in Mariúpol and in Kharkiv. The brutal force wants to impose fear and it appears to win on the sweet banks of the Dniéper. But we know that a brotherly people will always […]