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Hindus practice a very demanding lifestyle commitment to
Moral life. One of the major concepts is called "ahimsa" or non-injury to
all living things. Do you believe this is a higher
Demand that the Judeo-Christian Christian command: "Do not
kill?" Could you live the ideals of ahimsa?

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Ahimsa
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Hindus practice a very demanding lifestyle commitment to Moral life. One of the major concepts is called "ahimsa" or non-injury to all living things. Do you believe this is a higher demand that the Judeo-Christian command: "Do not kill?" Could you live the ideals of ahimsa?

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This is a very interesting question. Looking up some information about "ahimsa" we find, for example, that at www.dlshq.org/teachings/ahimsa.htm, "Ahimsa is another name for truth or love. Ahimsa is universal love. It is pure love. Ahimsa is universal love. It is pure love. It is divine Prem. Where there is love, there you will find Ahimsa. Where there is Ahimsa, there you will find love and selfless service. They all go together. The one message of all saints and prophets of all times and climes, is the message of love, of Ahimsa, of selfless service."

This is a very interesting statement. And if it is a true reflection of ...

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