All reality is relative - Speaking Tree - Spirituality - Life - The Times of India

Post date: Apr 3, 2010 11:33:26 PM

Ahimsa, the most important tenet in Jainism, explores the psychological intent to hurt and harm another and turns the focus inward from an actual act of violence to the intentionality of the act.

Ahimsa is seen as the abjuring of violent and hurtful thoughts for another, possible only when we realise the relevance of `parasparopagraho jivanam' - the concept of interdependence. All life is inextricably connected and ahimsa is nothing but expression and mindfulness of natural empathy for another. More