Ahimsa

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Ahimsa

Ahimsa

Ajit Randhava, a rich merchant, went to the Guru at Kartarpur and asked, "What is ahimsa? How can it be practiced?"

The Guru replied,

1. Do not wish evil for anyone.

This is ahimsa of thought.

2. Do not speak harshly of anyone.

This is ahimsa of speech.

3. Do not obstruct anyone's work.

This is ahimsa of action.

4. If a man speaks ill of you, forgive him.

This is ahimsa of tolerance.

5. Practise physical, mental and spiritual endurance.

This is ahimsa of energy.

6. Help the suffering even at the cost of your life.

 

This is ahimsa of compassion. 

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