I was going through my bookcase looking for another book, and I came upon The Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamense Zen Buddhist monk. His teachings are both simple and powerful and can be accessed by anyone regardless of their religious orientation.
It's been a good while since I've picked up this book, so I was curious about passages I had marked. I found one which I wanted to share with you--it is a sutra by Vimalakirti Nirdesa:
In the time of war
Raise in yourself the Mind of Compassion
Help living beings
Abandon the will to fight
Wherever there is a furious battle
Use all you might
To keep both sides' strength equal
And then step into the conflict to reconcile.
Step into the conflict to reconcile. Those are powerful words.