The inner revolution is the precondition for the outer revolution. -Bhikku Bodhi
A revolution that transforms the outlook and behavior of many individuals and thereby slowly transforms a society can be called a “cool revolution.” It educates people to think critically, to enter that realm of nonconformity that has always been the source of change. When people have transformed their minds, they will naturally and coolly act to transform the society and eventually the polity.
Cool revolutions need cool heroes. Cool heroes know that people’s minds and hearts are the most powerful and precious energies of all. They transform their “hot” (violent, rageful, vindictive) energy into “cool” (compassionate, nonviolent) energy. They know that the enemy isn’t “over there”–hate is the real enemy. Cool heroes are warriors because they courageously face their inner obstacles with compassion and kindness. Cool heroes working together form nonviolent social movements.