All religions seems to have some sort of meditative component, so this knife can be applied rather more widely than just to Buddhism.
|Concept||Amoral component||Moral/spiritual component|
|Meditation||Mindfulness. Metacognition.||Prayer addressed to gods. Connection to higher level of reality. Development of qualities such as compassion.|
|Non-attachment||Non-reacting awareness of sensations. Rendering the tendency for one thought to follow from another a conscious choice, ability to drop into a mental debug-mode.||The rejection of worldly needs and love. Destruction of the self. Forgiveness, turning the other cheek.|
|Peace||Management of the stress response. A quiet mind.||Submission to God or Nature, blaming victims (possibly oneself) for misfortune.|
So: You get the amoral column without having to take the moral column with it. You can find peace without rejecting justice. You can sharpen your mind with meditation while still being able to hate and kill. You can control the flow of your mind while still being able to love.
What wouldn't someone do to keep their hard found peace of mind, not knowing that it doesn't need to come with baggage attached, and doesn't that explain a lot?