Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ahimsa: Satyagraha
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to ahimsa

a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence

References in periodicals archive ?
The president added that the deterioration of environment and depletion of natural resources has engaged the attention of the world today and Bhagwan Mahavira's doctrines of Shatjivanikay and Ahimsa are a meaningful approach to address this growing crisis.
Ahimsa Designs has been an Atlanta favorite for over a decade now.
The precept of ahimsa was particularly important to Byles's environmental ethics.
Mahatma" Gandhi, un hinduista ramaita que murio exclamando "Herr Ram", es decir, "Oh Rama", crecio cerca de una comunidad de jainas y desde pequeno asimilo el concepto ahimsa, con el que vencio al imperio britanico.
One of the founding principles of Omved is Ahimsa and their stance on animal welfare.
They cover the shared existential trajectory among humans and non-humans in Jainism; what the Jatakas teach Levinas about giving "the bread from one's own mouth;" the place of non-human animals in a Confucian world order; Heidegger and Zhuangzi on the non-human; the argument for Ahimsa in the Anusasanaparvan of the Mahabharata; Zen Master Dogen on the moral status of non-human animals; non-human animals and the question of rights from an Asian perspective; non-human animals and the Swadhyaya; and human action, karmic retribution, and the possibilities for Hindu animal ethics.
In Akash's family, the central Jam concept of ahimsa (non-violence) is not limited to the orthodox interpretation that one must prevent personal violence in an effort to withdraw from the world.
Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace and nonA[degrees]violence, introduced the philosophy of Ahimsa or nonA[degrees]vioA[degrees] lence as a tool to fight against the mighty colonial power.
Excerpts ranging from a sentence or two to several pages from Gandhi's published writings are presented in topical sections on such matters as religion and truth, ahimsa or the way of nonviolence, international peace, poverty in the midst of plenty, democracy and the people, and women.
La filosofia del ahimsa o no violencia fue abanderada y llevada al escenario publico global por Mahatma Gandhi, el llamado "padre de la independencia india"; su ejemplo ha sido emulado varias veces en anos posteriores, pero tambien a menudo se ha vinculado con la idea de pasividad, es decir, la no violencia como un no hacer.
Sorabji draws parallels between Stoic virtue and Gandhian detachment, and between Stoic oikeiosis (affinity, including the kinship of all humans) and Gandhian ahimsa (nonviolence).
He realizes from this real experiment "the power of the Ahimsa is a tool of transformation very beautifully by citing the example of his act of stealing and then confessing before his father and the scene created and then arguing that, "when ahimsa becomes all embracing, it transforms every thing it touches and there is no limit to its power" (p.
Gadjah Mada University's (UGM) anthropology school dean, Heddy Shri Ahimsa Putra, has opined that rural tourism could become a big draw for Yogyakarta, a region of Java.
Heddy Shri Ahimsa Putra's and Budiawan's examinations of events surrounding independence and the "1965 Event" in Indonesia are particularly illustrative of the highly selective recollections that mark official histories.
Although Moody Cow Learns Compassion is unmistakably in line with the Buddhist principle of ahimsa (bringing harm to no living thing, not even insects), neither the word "ahimsa" nor any explicit Buddhist terminology is used.