Most teachings from the many different social/cultural/religious belief and practice talk mainly about the propagation and attainment of 'peace' and 'harmony'.
If the practitioners or followers of any particular social/cultural/religious teaching, belief and practice is being educated and encouraged to have pride and arrogance, to be proud and arrogant towards their particular social/cultural/religious teaching, belief and practice, then naturally, there will be more conflict, unrest, anger, hatred and violence, and less peace and harmony in the world, due to the prideful and arrogant minds are easily being offended by many things that they don't like and disagree with, deriving from the pride and arrogance in themselves, and not because there are many things are being offensive towards any particular social/cultural/religious teaching, belief and practice. It doesn't really serve the main purpose of any particular social/cultural/religious teaching, belief and practice about propagating and attaining 'peace' and 'harmony' in oneself and in the world, when the practitioners or followers constantly and easily feel being offended by many things that are being different from or contradicting with their particular social/cultural/religious teaching, belief and practice that they take pride in, but instead, it's promoting conflict, unrest, anger, hatred and violence in oneself and in the world.
If the practitioners or followers of any particular social/cultural/religious teaching, belief and practice is free from pride and arrogance towards their particular social/cultural/religious teaching, belief and practice, then naturally, there will be less beings in the world who would feel offended, disrespected and insulted easily by many things that are different from and contradicted with their particular social/cultural/religious teaching, belief and practice, and hence, the world will have less conflict, unrest, anger, hatred and violence, and will have more peace and harmony.
Unfortunately, regardless of the many different types of educational/social/cultural/religious background, many people are being brought up in the way of developing pride and arrogance, to be proud of themselves, or their family, or their ethnicity and community, or their culture and religion, or their nationality and country. And hence, it's common that people are easily being offended by many things that they don't like and disagree with.
"I'm so proud of you!"
"You should be proud of yourself!"
"Be proud of being part of this family, culture, ethnicity, community, religion, nationality and country."
"Defend your pride. Defend your family, culture, ethnicity, community, religion, nationality and country."
"You need to be someone and do something that would make yourself and your family, community and country be proud of!"
This is the common belief and practice among many different ethnicities, cultures, religions and nations, in different families, communities and countries, at home, at school, at work place and in all kinds of social/cultural/religious/community centre, where people aren't aware of it's the main reason why there are many people easily feel offended and would behave violently towards other beings and things that they feel being offended by, out of their own pride and arrogance, deriving from ignorance and egoism. Even many yoga teachers also teaching their yoga students in the yoga class in such way to encourage the development of pride and arrogance in the students, thinking of it's the right and effective way to boost or enhance self-esteem, self-worth and the sense of confidence and meaningfulness, in order to counter low self-esteem, low self-worth, low confidence and the sense of meaninglessness. But instead, it's ruin the minds and empowering ignorance and egoism in the world.
If all the kind human beings who have a little bit of awareness and truly want to promote peace and harmony in the world, then all the parents or caretakers, and different kinds of leader, influencer, educator and teacher in the world must let go of taking pride in themselves for being part of a particular family, culture, ethnicity, community, religion, spirituality, nationality, country, or even achievement and contribution, and stop educating or encouraging everyone to also take pride in certain names and forms.
The world doesn't need pride and arrogance, and would be a much better place without unnecessary offensiveness/defensiveness deriving from pride and arrogance towards certain names and forms that the mind identifying with. It would be best if all minds are free from any identification with any names and forms that generates all kinds of separateness and discrimination among human beings. But that's unlikely to happen unless all the parents, caretakers, leaders, influencers, educators and teachers start to really propagate peace and harmony in the world, by stop taking pride in anything. Don't tell the people that they need to love and take pride in their respective family, culture, ethnicity, community, religion, nationality and country, but tell the people to love all and everything unconditionally, non-discriminatively, as they are, without the need of pride and arrogance towards their particular identification with certain names and forms.
That's why the importance of non-attachment, non-identification, non-craving, non-aversion, non-judgment and non-expectation to free the mind from ignorance and egoism for anyone who truly want to realize unconditional peace, and to promote unconditional non-discriminative loving kindness and peace in the world, regardless of the many different social/cultural/ethnic/educational/religious/nationality/country background.
If a country of diversity wants to curb unrest and conflict under the terms of 'offensiveness', 'disrespectfulness' and 'insult', it's not about trying to 'pamper' and 'protect' those prideful minds that are closed minded, highly defensive and super sensitive towards everything and easily be offended by many things that they perceive, think and believe as offensiveness/disrespectfulness/insult towards all the names and forms of different identities that they identifying with as themselves, or who they are, by telling other people to not doing or saying anything that these prideful defensive sensitive closed minds perceive, think and believe as something 'offensive', 'disrespectful' and 'insult', but, it's to educate these prideful defensive sensitive closed minds that live in anger, hatred and violence all the time, to let go of petite-mindedness, pride, arrogance, defensiveness, sensitivity, anger, hatred and violence, and train them to be more open, tolerant, wise and compassionate. Then only the country will improve and move forward in all aspects, not just within the country, but also internationally. Or else, the stability and welfare of the country will be impacted greatly by the majority of the population being easily 'offended' by many things that aren't really 'offensive' but are being perceived by them as something 'offensive' due to petite-mindedness, pride, arrogance, defensiveness and sensitivity.
By 'legally' oppressing and prosecuting those who are somehow being 'seen' as the ones who do or say something that those closed minded prideful defensive sensitive minds perceive, think and believe as something 'offensive', 'disrespectful' and 'insult' to them or their identity of a particular society/ethnicity/religion/spirituality/community, won't help the country to become more peaceful and harmony, but only planting a 'timed bomb' that will explode anytime and destroy the country in many ways.
Those who are open minded, tolerant, wise and compassionate, being free from pride and arrogance, they won't be 'offended', 'disrespected' or 'insulted' by any names and forms. Without being disturbed or determined by it, but just being aware of all those 'unpleasant' names and forms are nothing but ignorant egoistic actions and reactions of the minds out of ignorance and egoism. These wise and compassionate minds are the ones who can help the country to improve and move forward in all aspects, without discrimination, racism and prejudice.
A country that has achieved 'the state of independence' but the majority of the population are not free from ignorance and egoism, is not independent at all. It's worst when a country is run by corrupted minds that only interested in gaining power that help them to achieve their personal agenda and desire by keeping the majority of the population to be ignorant and egoistic, so that they can keep in power by manipulating the easy manipulated ignorant egoistic minds. The stability and welfare of the country in the long run is not in their priority at all, but instead, they 'encourage' separateness, disharmony, instability, fear, anger and hatred among the people which can 'help' them to keep in power and gain personal benefit as much as possible with the power. This is what so called democracy is about. Meanwhile those who want to do something right to achieve peace and harmony in the society that benefit all and everyone would be oppressed and prosecuted legally by the so called 'law and order'.
All the Gurus and Buddhas in the past had given great advice about inquiring the truth of everything, and stay away from politics, politicians, and politically influenced advertisements and newspaper reading.
Those who don't want peace and aren't interested to promote peace in the world, but only want to promote the sense of pride and meaningfulness the way that they like it to be, can continue to be proud and arrogant, as well as educating/encouraging their next generation to also be proud and arrogant about themselves and everything that they want to be identifying with, so that they and their next generation will constantly feel offended by many things that they perceive, think and believe as offensive towards themselves, their family, their ethnicity, their culture, their community, their religion, their nationality, their country, and their achievement and contribution that they take pride in.
Inquire the truth of everything.
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