Violence is not an intrinsic part of human nature, as is commonly assumed; it is an aberration. So why is violence so pervasive? How does fear, a quality we share with the animal kingdom, lead to violence if not controlled? And how are the unrecognized seeds of violence within each of us reflected in violence by those who represent us? In this two-part series, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait describes the origins of violence as well as the remedy—an active practice of non-violence that transforms the animal in us into the human and then the divine.