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  Ahimsa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ahimsa (अहिंसा ahiṁsā) is Sanskrit for avoidance of himsa, or injury.
Ahimsa is the core of Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism.
Ahimsa was introduced to the West by the Mahatma Gandhi.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ahimsa   (595 words)

 Encyclopedia: Ahimsa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ahimsa is the noblest and best of traits that are found expressed in the daily life and activities of perfected souls.
Ahimsa, or refraining from causing pain to any living creature, is a distinctive quality emphasized by Indian ethics.
Ahimsa cannot be practiced by a man who is terribly afraid of death and has no power of resistance and endurance.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ahimsa   (1580 words)

 Veg.ca: Ahimsa, animal rights and spirituality
Ahimsa, or 'Dynamic Compassion' is a principle of non-harming and non-violence.
Ahimsa says that we have no right to inflict suffering and death onto another living creature and, that if harmlessness were the keynote of our lives, then this would do more to produce harmonious conditions than any other discipline.
Ahimsa training requires that we confront our indifference and lack of moral courage and acknowledge that animals have a silent dignity all of their own that we have violated.
www.veg.ca /lifelines/mayjun/ahimsa.htm   (1265 words)

 AHIMSA Tejal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ahimsa is the first principle of yoga meaning non-harming, and implies an even more positive virtue of kindness, and benevolence towards all beings.
Ahimsa Yoga is shaped then by these origins: The flowing intuitive style of Kripalu, the classical discipline of Shivananda, and the mindful attention of Buddhism.
Ahimsa Yoga is rooted in the perennial philosophies of yogic wisdom and Buddhism: that we are more than our present experience, and yet it is through total awareness in the present that we come to know the truth of our being, and that truth is love.
www.ahimsayogacenter.com /ahimsa_tejal.html   (387 words)

 Ahimsa Or The Way Of Nonviolence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A votary of ahimsa therefore remains true to his faith if the spring of all his actions is compassion, if he shuns to the best of his ability the destruction of the tiniest creature, tries to save it, and thus incessantly strives to be free from the deadly coil of himsa.
Ahimsa is soul-force and the soul is imperishable, changeless and eternal.
One who hooks his fortunes to ahimsa, the law of love, daily lessens the circle of destruction, and to that extent promotes life and love; he who swears by himsa, the law of hate, daily widens the circle of destruction, and to that extent promotes death and hate.
www.mkgandhi-sarvodaya.org /amabrothers/chap04.htm   (8452 words)

 Ahimsa House • Helping Humans and Animals Reach Safety Together
Ahimsa House, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation that provides shelter and aid to animals caught in the cycle of domestic violence.
Ahimsa House, Inc., assists victims of abuse by providing a safe haven for their companion animals so that they do not have to worry about their safety and well being.
Ahimsa House works with law enforcement agencies, domestic violence shelters, and counseling agencies in metro Atlanta and Athens to assist both the human and animal victims.
www.ahimsahouse.org   (370 words)

Ahimsa is the one means, not only to attain Salvation, but also to enjoy uninterrupted peace and bliss.
Ahimsa or non-violence has been the central doctrine of Indian culture from the earliest days of its history.
The law of Ahimsa is as much exact and precise as the law of gravitation or cohesion.
www.sivanandadlshq.org /teachings/ahimsa.htm   (1811 words)

 The Ahimsa Villa, Bali Villas, Bali Private Villas, Villas in Seminyak
Simply, Ahimsa means abstaining from causing harm or violence to all creatures on earth and to be brought into a better way of life.
Ahimsa, the word and the action is a staple belief of the Balinese people who are mostly Hindu.
The Ahimsa hotel stands as a reminder to the people of Bali and their guests that this is a loving island with gentle and caring inhabitants.
www.bali-travel-online.com /bali/privatevillas/ahimsa_villas.htm   (432 words)

 Building Peace: The Power of Ahimsa
Ahimsa is acquired through the practice of cultivating compassion for oneself in thoughts, words and actions.
Ahimsa is the means and truth is the end...
She took Gandhi's words to heart, that it is the function of ahimsa to rush into the mouth of violence.
www.yogachicago.com /may03/peace.shtml   (1887 words)

 PlanetPapers - Hinduism: What is Ahimsa?
Ahimsa is a state of being that has existed in Indian culture for many centuries.
Ahimsa is not just part of Hindu religion, it is a state of truly divine existence through higher consciousness.
The practice of Ahimsa is predominant in Hindu religion because of their belief of dharma, karma and reincarnation.
www.planetpapers.com /Assets/4833.php   (692 words)

 Ahimsa of Texas - Kindness to all life
Ahimsa of Texas is a tax-deductible non-profit organization promoting kindness to all life, with primary focus on eliminating the euthanasia of healthy companion animals in our community shelters and animal pounds.
Ahimsa of Texas, Incorporated is not affiliated with The Ahimsa Foundation of Boston.
Ahimsa of Texas is a small but mighty force working on behalf of animals.
www.ahimsatx.org   (423 words)

 About Ahimsa of Texas
Ahimsa, Inc will seek to educate the public about pet overpopulation, and, by networking with local and national organizations, will utilize resources available to assist in the neutering of animals of indigent people.
Ahimsa of Texas was founded and incorporated on November 27, 1995.
Ahimsa volunteers rescue/neuter and place homeless animals (from water fowl to pigs) both on an individual basis and frequently network with no-kill animal rescue groups and shelters.
www.ahimsatx.org /about   (750 words)

 Welcome To Ahimsa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The acronym AHIMSA stands for, "Agency for Human Interconnectedness through Manifestation of Spiritual Awareness." All our activities are free and open to the public.
Ahimsa is a San Francisco Bay Area non-profit, nonsectarian foundation.
Drawing on both Eastern and Western faith traditions, AHIMSA was founded in 1993 to mark the Centennial of Chicago Parliament of Religions.
www.ahimsaberkeley.org   (224 words)

 Ahimsa Dog Training, Dog-Friendly training in the Seattle Area by Certified Pet Dog Trainer Grisha Stewart
Ahimsa Dog Training uses hands-off, "positive", dog-friendly methods based on the scientific principles of learning theory.
Before you choose a professional dog trainer or pick an obedience class in Seattle, even a "positive" dog training class, make sure you are comfortable with applying his or her methods to your own dog or puppy.
Ahimsa Dog Training is the place to go if you need a positive dog trainer and live in Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Edmonds, Renton, Tukwila, or any other city in the Seattle metropolitan area.
www.ahimsadogtraining.com   (903 words)

 Welcome to Ahimsa Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ahimsa is nonviolence rooted in courage and compassion, fearlessness and forgiveness.
The Ahimsa Center in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is focused on interdisciplinary teaching and learning about nonviolence and its practical applications at various levels: personal, familial, communal, national and international.
To achieve this goal, we will strive to create interest among faculty members from universities and community colleges, and K-12 school teachers for the teaching of ahimsa, and will also assist in the development of instructional resources to facilitate their teaching.
www.csupomona.edu /~ahimsacenter/about.html   (628 words)

 the gathering place/ ahimsa
AHIMSA is a Sanskrit term which means, literally, "non-injury," or "non-killing." From my reading, I have come to know it as a term which implies something far more than a passive way of life, but is rather a dynamic expression of compassion -- not merely the refraining from violence.
In Ahimsa, we work toward the state wherein there is Truth, Justice, and Kindness in all that we think, say, and do.
Ahimsa helps us to bring out the best that is within us, or in our power to become.
www.thegatheringplace.50megs.com /page26.html   (497 words)

AHIMSA (nonviolence) is much more comprehensive than what it is considered to be in common parlance.
AHIMSA is the focal point around which all the conduct of a Jain is woven.
AHIMSA means not to injure any creature by thought, word or deed, directly or through an agent.
www.shivapuri.com /ahimsa-e.htm   (961 words)

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Ahimsa, or reverence for life, means respecting the right of all living things to live.
Practicing Ahimsa means living in such as way as to minimize the inevitable violence we commit every day, thanking even the plants for giving their lives to nourish us.
Ahimsa is not a religion, but is a way of living (and managing) with a heightened awareness of the implications of our actions.
web.nmsu.edu /%7Egarosile/ahimsaweb399.html   (864 words)

 Ahimsa-vrata, i. e., the vow of `Ahimsa'
Since this Ahimsa Mahavrata is extremely difficult to practice, it is prescribed for the observance by the persons in the ascetic order.
Taking into account the extreme severity involved in the observance of Ahimsa Mahavrata, the Jaina scriptures have prescribed the vow of Ahimsa with less degree of intensity for the observance by the householders and called it as Ahimsa Anuvrata.
Thus, in Ahimsa Anuvrata, a layman does not intentionally injure any form of life above the class of one-sensed beings (vegetables and the like), by an act of the mind, speech or body by krita, i.e., by himself, by karita, i.e.
www.jainworld.com /phil/ahimsa/voahimsa.htm   (1644 words)

 Jainism Resource Center - Ahimsa
Before I begin to discuss "Ahimsa Beyond Vegetarianism", I would like to take a moment to acknowledge that becoming vegetarian and maintaining that lifestyle is, in itself, a great way to express our respect and concern for the environment, the other animals, and ourselves.
So far, we have talked about Ahimsa as something which is defined in a negative way...not killing, not harming...this is just the beginning of Ahimsa, however.
Second, to understand how to practice Ahimsa in North America, it is useful to look to other communities which share our concerns...joining forces with supporters of vegetarianism, animal protection and environmental protection, for example, gives us a place to start, and surrounds us with like-minded people.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~pluralsm/affiliates/jainism/ahimsa/ahimsaga.htm   (1688 words)

 ahimsa on Encyclopedia.com
Ahimsa became influential in India after 600 BC, contributing to the spread of vegetarianism.
In modern times, the implications of ahimsa were developed in the nonviolence movement of Mohandas Gandhi.
New owners of Ahimsa and Hexa-Medinova want to gain 20% share in local generic drug market.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a1/ahimsa.asp   (304 words)

 Namaste   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ahimsa Yoga is a center for learning Ananda Yoga and Meditation in the tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda.
Ahimsa applies to all forms of violence, including negative or harmful thoughts whether they are directed toward others or to ourselves.
Jeff brings a spiritual experience to the yoga and makes the classes much more than just an exercise; the yoga postures are a preparation for entering the spiritual world of this ancient art called yoga.
www.ahimsayoga.com   (937 words)

 India and 'ahimsa'
Ahimsa is an important doctrine in the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
The most noteworthy example of ahimsa, though, is found among the Jains, among whom the religious even avoid stepping on insects.
The doctrine of ahimsa was the first widely popular practice of its kind that we know of.
asiapacificuniverse.com /ahimsa.htm   (462 words)

 Kingdom Of Sai - Ahimsa - Non-Violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The meaning of Ahimsa is that either in thought, word or deed, you should not cause harm to anybody.
Ahimsa is thus what confers happiness on you.
"Ahimsa Paramo Dharma" - Ahimsa is the most meritorious deed.
www.kingdomofsai.org /ahimsa.html   (264 words)

 Ahimsa Studio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ahimsa is closed on Martin Luther King Day January 16th 06
Ahimsa Studio is a fine art exhibition space and yoga studio.
Our mission is to provide a venue for the regular interaction of artists, collectors, visitors and others interested in the fine arts and to continue building the arts community in Dorchester.
www.ahimsastudio.com   (451 words)

 Silk Fabrics,Indian Silk Fabric,Silk Fabrics Manufacturers,Silk Fabric Exporters,India
Ahimsa Peace Silk is made from the cocoons of wild and semi-wild silk moths of India.
This process also gives Ahimsa Peace Silk a greater degree of fibre purity, resulting in better yarn luftre and uniformity than normal spun silk that includes reeling waste and other impurities.
By promoting Ahimsa Peace Silk we also help in maintaining the host tree cover in forests by linking the livelihood of tribal rearers to the existence of these trees.
www.ahimsapeacesilk.com   (155 words)

 Search results for 'Ahimsa'
Truth and non-violence (ahimsa) are as old as the hills.
Gandhi's advocacy of nonviolence, known as ahimsa (non-violence), was the expression of a way of life implicit in the Hindu religion.
The distinctive principle of Jainism is ahimsa, or nonviolence toward all living creatures, in both thought and action.
www.kamat.com /cgi-bin/htsearch?words=Ahimsa   (462 words)

 The Pacifist Memorial
The central spiritual tenet of the Jains is something they call "ahimsa." "Ahimsa" is a belief in a deep and profound reverence for life - all life, animal or vegetable.
When Gandhi was first confronted with racial discrimination in the South Africa of a hundred years ago, he thought of the ideal of ahimsa that he had learned as a child from his highly religious mother.
It is all a negation of ahimsa, that all important reverence for all life, no matter what sins a living human being may have committed.
www.peaceabbey.org /memorial/memorial_2.htm   (2605 words)

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