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Ahiṁsā – nonviolence/non-hurting/not causing pain.
In the presence of one firmly established in nonviolence, all hostilities cease because that person emits harmonious vibrations (2/35).
In Sanskrit, Hiṁsā means “to cause pain”, thus ahiṁsā means to not cause pain. Ahiṁsā is the first of five principals of ethical behaviour (the yamas) in Patanjali’s Yoga philosophy. When it is practiced continuously in thought, word and deed for some time, the entire personality brings out those vibrations. Practising ahiṁsā begins with respecting one’s own body and extending this respect to all other beings in the world.
One way to practice ahiṁsā is through our food choices. A vegan diet minimises the suffering endured by the billions of animals which make up our food system, every day.
The Dominion Movement
Dominion is an Australian Documentary exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom.
Now available to watch online. Trailer below: