ahimsa definition

  • noun:
    • A Buddhist and Hindu doctrine revealing belief in sacredness of all of the residing animals and urging the avoidance of damage and violence.
    • A doctrine of non-violence in Hinduism and Buddhism, concerned with the sacredness of all residing things and an effort in order to prevent causing injury to them.
    • a Buddhist and Hindu and particularly Jainist doctrine keeping that every forms of life tend to be sacred and urging the avoidance of physical violence

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