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Ahimsa: 1. (in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain tradition) The principle of nonviolence toward all living things. An attitude of Universal Benevolence.
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The Hindu mystic Patanjali wrote a scripture called the Yoga Sutras, where he outlines Yamas (restraints, or what one should not do) and Niyamas (observances, or what one should do) among six other limbs of Yoga. Ahimsa is the first of the Yamas.
Ahimsa is commonly translated to mean non-harming or non-violence, sometimes even compassion, both towards oneself and towards others. On a deeper level it goes beyond the physical to abstaining from violent thoughts as well. This can present a challenge! As I observe my thoughts.... Sometimes I'm not so nice to myself or have angry thoughts towards someone else.
In the words of the Buddha: "The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, and let it spring from love born out of concern for all beings...As the shadow follows the body, as we think, so we become."
In the article What does Ahimsa really mean? we are reminded that: "Mantras are a powerful way to transform our patterns of thinking on a neurological level, thereby also transforming our words, actions, reactions, and entire world."
This is why I've always loved Positive Mantras!
The author's favorite Mantra is wonderful:
Lokah Samastah sukhino bhavantu
"May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may my thoughts and my actions somehow contribute to that freedom for all."
You can make up your own Mantras that can serve you! Read positive and inspiring writings or meditations that help you to be Compassionate and Loving.
The article summarizes:
"Ahimsa is mindfulness. Ahimsa is an idea that can grow into a reality if we will it so. That, my friends, is yoga. Asana is just for fun"
Good luck and good thoughts!
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