“ I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ”
Source: The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
But magic is neither good nor evil. It is a tool, like a knife. Is a knife evil? Only if the wielder is evil.
The first step to loving someone else is to recognize the evil in ourselves, so we can forgive them.
People swallow the bitter pill of evil because it is sugarcoated with immediate pleasure.
But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeks to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthword, downword, into the dark, the deep - into evil.