The definition of ahimsa is a religious philosophy that all life, including animals, is sacred.(noun)
An example of ahimsa is being a vegetarian because of the importance of animals' lives.
See ahimsa in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Sans ahimsā, non-injury < a-, not + himsā, injury < IE *ĝheis-, to wound < base *ĝhei-, to hurl, projectile > goad
See ahimsa in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Sanskrit ahiṁsā
Origin: : a-, not; see ne in Indo-European roots
Origin: + hiṁsā, injury (from hiṁsati, he injures).
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