They are not following dharma who resort to violence to achieve their purpose. But those who lead others through nonviolent means, knowing right and wrong, may be called guardians of the dharma.
Follow then the shining ones, the wise, the awakened, the loving, for they know how to work and forbear.
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
Through zeal, knowledge is gotten; through lack of zeal, knowledge is lost.