What Is Ahimsa?

अहिंसा A (no) + Himsa (injury) Ahimsa definition Ahiṃsā is the first and most important of Patanjali’s yamas, meaning non-harming or non-violence: II.30 ahiṁsā-satyāsteya-bramacaryāparigrajā yamaḥ Ahiṁsā, nonviolence; satyā, truthfulness; āsteya, refraining from stealing; brahmacaryā, celibacy; aparigrāhah, refrainment from acquisition or coveting; yamaḥ, the abstentions The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Edwin Bryant The yamas are instructions … Continue reading What Is Ahimsa?