Translation of excerpts of a chapter from Maulana Wahiduddin Khan’s Urdu book ‘Hal Yahaan Hai (The Solution Lies Here)’: Tehelka
Some animals roam about in search of fodder; others in search of their mates. Some hunt for food for their babies. While engaged in these and other such tasks, they may suddenly confront an enemy. If they enter into a fight with them, the work that they had set out to do would be completely disrupted. That is why all animals abstain from direct confrontation with their enemies, unless they find themselves in a situation where they feel absolutely compelled to do so. In order to continue their own constructive work, they simply avoid conflict and move ahead.