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MEANING OF AHIMSA

Ahimsa or non-injury, of course, implies non-killing. But, non-injury is not merely non-killing. In its comprehensive meaning, Ahimsa or non-injury means entire abstinence from causing any pain or harm whatsoever to any living creature, either by thought, word, or deed. Non-injury requires a harmless mind, mouth, and hand.

Ahimsa is not mere negative non-injury. It is positive, cosmic love. It is the development of a mental attitude in which hatred is replaced by love. Ahimsa is true sacrifice. Ahimsa is forgiveness. Ahimsa is Sakti (power). Ahimsa is true strength.
In class, we remember to listen to the body, feel emotions and observe intuitional thoughts and to brreath throughout our practice. In these ways, we foster Ahimsa during our yoga practice.
                                                                                                  Santokh: I am still working on this part. Bugs crawling on the ground when we are on our mats is not OK :)