ahisma

ahisma

The Jaina doctrine of non-violence and non-injury to any form of life.
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"Concerning Violence: The Limits and Circulations of Gandhian 'Ahisma' or Passive Resistance." Cultural Critique 35 (1996-1997): 105-47.
Ch'eng brothers and Chu Hsi (1976) suggest that Hinduism is not as strict concerning ahisma as Jainism or Buddhism.
Eastern religions emphasize two aspects of human-animal relationships: non-injury to living beings (ahisma) and a repeated, cyclical embodiment (reincarnation) of all living beings (samsara).
In Buddhism, the concept of Ahisma' is non-violence: Buddha said, Hatred will not cease by hatred, but by love alone." And All fear violence, all are afraid of death.
Visitors to the newly refurbished eatery will get a chance to sample its new menu, which includes a variety of curries, burgers wraps and sweets, while staff will be on hand throughout the day to speak about the philosophy of ahisma.
CIGAR, COMPACT 56, AHISMA, OUTREACH - Punk rock, 8:30 p.m.
Gandhi's ahisma, or nonviolence, in the face of overwhelming British force may have been more practical than moral and Indians, in the destruction of the Ayodhya mosque and the various religious massacres, in situations of superiority have shown themselves to be as aggressive and violent as anyone.
(1.) Atha yat tapo danam arjavam ahisma satya-vacanam iti, ta sya daksinah (And his austerity, gifts, uprightness, non-violence, and truthfulness-all these are the largesses ...) (Chandogya Upanisad.III.17.4).