- the principle of noninjury to living beings.
Origin of ahimsa
Examples from the Web for ahimsa
Historical Examples of ahimsa
A man cannot then practice Ahimsa and be a coward at the same time.
By birth I am a Vaishnavite, and was taught Ahimsa in my childhood.
It is not written that a follower of the religion of Ahimsa (non-killing) may kill a fellow-man.Indian Home Rule
M. K. Gandhi
The Wardha mosquitoes don't know a thing about ahimsa, 44-6 Swamiji!Autobiography of a YOGI
It is firmly based on the Hindu idea of ahimsa, and hence avoids physical violence.Introduction to Non-Violence
- (in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jainist philosophy) the law of reverence for, and nonviolence to, every form of life
Word Origin for ahimsa
1875, from Sanskrit ahimsa, from a "without" + himsa "injury."