Conflict cannot exist without agreement

When nations fight they must first agree on something to fight about. Conflict cannot exist without agreement, an agreement more fundamental than the conflict. To fight there must be cooperation.
Those words come from Jonathan Harvey in his 1999 book In Quest of Spirit; such penetrating insight supports the view I expressed at the time of his death that Jonathan had a Bodhisattva mind. Header graphic is Tunisian oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem's ECM CD Le Voyage de Sahar.

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