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Ahimsa – Wikipedia

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– Definition of Ahimsa
– Ancient Indian principle
Nonviolence towards all living beings
– Key virtue in Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism
– Promotes compassion and empathy

– Origin and History
– Rooted in ancient Indian philosophy
– Traced back to Vedic texts
– Revered by spiritual leaders like Mahavira and Gandhi
– Integral part of Indian cultural ethos
– Emphasizes interconnectedness of all life forms

– Practice in Different Religions
– Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism
– Varied interpretations and applications
– Central to ethical conduct
– Guides followers in daily interactions
– Encourages peaceful resolution of conflicts

– Influence on Society
– Advocates for animal rights and welfare
– Inspires movements for social justice
– Promotes environmental conservation
– Shapes attitudes towards violence
– Encourages nonviolent resistance and activism

– Modern Relevance
– Adopted by global peace movements
– Implemented in conflict resolution strategies
– Incorporated in educational curricula
– Emphasized in leadership and governance
– Essential in fostering harmonious coexistence

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