Mahavir Jayanti Today

Posted: 16.04.2011
Updated on: 21.06.2014

Mahavir Jayanti Today

Apr 16, 2011, 11.27pm IST

All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain,
nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away.
Acaranga Sutra
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Have compassion towards all living beings. Hatred leads to destruction.
Respect for all living beings is non-violence...Real enemies live inside yourself, they are anger,
proud, greed, attachments and hate...It is better to win over self than to win over a million enemies.
Mahavira
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Non-violence and kindness to living beings is kindness to oneself.
For thereby one's own self is saved from various kinds of sins
and resultant sufferings and is able to secure his own welfare.
Jyotiprasada Jaina
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Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
M.K. Gandhi
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The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
Chinese Proverb
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In violence, we forget who we are.
Mary McCarthy

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