Ahimsa



the principle of noninjury to living beings.
Historical Examples

An opportune memory came to me of one of Patanjali’s yoga aphorisms-that on ahimsa (harmlessness).
Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

By birth I am a Vaishnavite, and was taught ahimsa in my childhood.
Third class in Indian railways Mahatma Gandhi

The Wardha mosquitoes don’t know a thing about ahimsa, 44-6 Swamiji!
Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

It is not written that a follower of the religion of ahimsa (non-killing) may kill a fellow-man.
Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi

ahimsa requires deliberate self-suffering, not a deliberate injuring of the supposed wrong-doer.
Third class in Indian railways Mahatma Gandhi

It is firmly based on the Hindu idea of ahimsa, and hence avoids physical violence.
Introduction to Non-Violence Theodore Paullin

A man cannot then practice ahimsa and be a coward at the same time.
Third class in Indian railways Mahatma Gandhi

In its positive form, ahimsa means the largest love, the greatest charity.
Third class in Indian railways Mahatma Gandhi

Generally speaking, we may observe that many Hindus partake of meat and are not, therefore, followers of ahimsa.
Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi

ahimsa truly understood is in my humble opinion a panacea for all evils mundane and extra-mundane.
Third class in Indian railways Mahatma Gandhi

noun
(in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist philosophy) the law of reverence for, and nonviolence to, every form of life
n.

1875, from Sanskrit ahimsa, from a “without” + himsa “injury.”

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