Posted: 01.10.2008
By Prof. Glenn D. Paige
Nonkilling Human Nature Although we might begin with a spiritual basis, first consider a completely secular fact. Most humans do not kill. Of all humans now alive - and of all who have ever lived - only a minority are killers. Consider the homicide statistics of any society. Consider also killing in war. The world’s military and ethnographic museums offer scant evidence that even women, half of humankind,...
Posted: 30.09.2008
By Acharya Tulsi
The Primary Lesson of Nonviolence I was initiated into the order of Jain asceticism by my most revered guru (preceptor) Kalugani. The first mahavrata (the great vow) observed by the Jain monks happens to be that of ahimsa (nonviolence) and the fifth one is that of aparigraha (non-possession or non-acquisitiveness). The main objective of this prime lesson was to expose me to the onerous course of ascetic life...
Posted: 28.09.2008
By Acharya Mahaprajna
It is a matter of great joy for me to wish all of you increasing spiritual development at the onset of the new year. I believe that a person’s spiritual development is absolutely necessary along with his material development. Let us all resolutely assert that peace is impossible without spirituality. The first lesson of peace is the development of spiritual awareness and its practical form is ahimsa. We can...
Posted: 27.09.2008
By Dr. Sohan Lal Gandhi
Editorial Every right thinking person of the world today is deeply concerned about the future of humanity. I still remember how jubilant we were when the two millennia of the civilization that history recognizes came to an end and we entered the third millennium. A wave of joy swept the globe and most editorials of the world’s leading newspapers had predicted that the new millennium would usher in an...
Posted: 17.04.2005
By Acharya Mahaprajna
The following course is based on the conceptual understanding of Acharya Shri Mahaprajna’s feature article entitled The Foundation Of Training In Non-violence . It was designed by a team of experts under the direct guidance of Acharya Shri.
Posted: 16.10.2004
By Sadhvi Pramukha Mahashramani Kanakprabha
Commitment to Ahimsa is a process to attain the state of fearlessness, even in regard to the own life, and to remain calm and unruffled even in the midst of provocative situations. Ahimsa always triumphs in such situations as is evidenced by Lord Mahavira's life, whether it was the bite of a venomous cobra or a devastating assault by an arrogant god or goddess. Lord Mahavira stood undaunted and faced the...
Posted: 25.09.2004
By Kenneth Oldfield
At the end of his admirable study 'Recovery of Faith', the late Dr. S. Radhakrishnan wrote: "In every religion today we have small minorities who see beyond the horizons of their particular faith, who believe that religious fellowship is possible, not through the imposition of anyone way on the whole world but through an all inclusive recognition that we are all searchers for the truth, pilgrims on the road,...

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