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Non-violence

    The five Human Values                           NON-VIOLENCE  -  AHIMSA

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ESOTERIC MEANING
The two essential components of Non-violence are understanding and Love. Understanding the Oneness of all creation nurtures care in our thoughts, words and deeds. The key to curbing violence is minimising ego-centred desires. Recognising our kinship with all of Nature, we hold to the supreme maxim: ‘Help ever. Hurt never’.

PRACTICAL MEANING

Those seeking to practise Non-violence will try to avoid expressing anger, resentment, envy, jealousy and bitterness – instead, doing their best to cultivate Love and Peace.

They will cultivate gentleness, kindness and friendliness with all; having sympathy for the pain and difficulties of others – and so being unwilling to hurt or insult others in thought, word or action. They will avoid finding fault with others, and will practise forgiveness and forbearance when abused.

They will nurture loving concern for the natural environment: for all beings, all life.

WISE SAYINGS
Help ever. Hurt never
We should not cause harm to anybody in our thoughts, words and deeds
Our enemies are not outside. Our bad thoughts are our worst enemies
We should try not to feel angry, hateful, greedy, envious or selfish
Respect everyone and talk about them with great respect also