Origin of ahimsaSanskrit ahims?, non-injury from a-, not + hims?, injury from Indo-European an unverified form ?heis-, to wound from base an unverified form ?hei-, to hurl, projectile from source goad
The definition of ahimsa is a religious philosophy that all life, including animals, is sacred.
An example of ahimsa is being a vegetarian because of the importance of animals' lives.
the doctrine that all life is one and sacred, resulting in the principle of nonviolence toward all living creatures
A Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu doctrine expressing belief in the sacredness of all living creatures and urging the avoidance of harm and violence.
Origin of ahimsaSanskrit ahi&mdot;sā a- not ; see ne in Indo-European roots. hi&mdot;sā injury ( from hi&mdot;sati he injures )
From Sanskrit अहिंसा (ahiṃsā).