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Peace is not imaginary, its real, peace is not trivial, grasshoppers.
We have no time to mince words, please move on if you are not 18 (unless you have your parent or guardian’s permission), or if you do not embrace love, peace, and understanding as the only solution to 21st century problems.
Ahimsa is a Sanskrit term meaning “nonviolence” or “non-injury” (literally: the avoidance of himsa: violence). The principle of ahimsa is central to the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, being a key precept in their ethical codes; however, the exact scope and extent of non-violence within these religions has been debated for thousands of years. Philosophically, the concept of ahimsa suggests that violence towards others (or animals) entails negative karmic consequences to one’s own being.
The ancient principle of ahimsa has had a profound impact on Indian thought and civilization over the millennia, and it continues to influence the world today. The most famous proponent of ahimsa in modern times was Mahatma Gandhi, who made non-violence a central pillar of his life. Gandhi, in turn, influenced other peace activists in the twentieth century including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 14th Dalai Lama.