Monday, April 29, 2013

The Bluebird Patch Thought of The Day: Ahimsa



 
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? 
Make kindness your daily modus operandi 
and change your world.
Annie Lennox
*Ahimsa means kindness and non-violence towards all living things including animals; it respects living beings as a unity, the belief that all living things are connected. Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi strongly believed in this principle. Avoidance of verbal and physical violence is also a part of this principle, although ahimsa recognizes self-defense when necessary, as a sign of a strong spirit. It is closely connected with the notion that all kinds of violence entail negative karmic consequences.

 Image credit: Broga Melbz
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