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Ahimsā

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Ahimsā (P.) Not hurting; compassion, especially for animals. Both Buddhist and Jain lay great stress on virtue of ahimsā. First Bst. precept enjoins negative compassion by not taking life, and second of Four Sublime Moods (see Brahma Vihāras) inculcates positive compassion for all life. (See Karunā.)


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