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what does Ahimsa's nick mean?(5 posts)

what does Ahimsa's nick mean?weiwentg
Jul 11, 2002 4:57 AM
http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0705/p11s01-coop.html

quote: Right now, the NBA is not just fighting big dams. It's fighting for the survival of India's greatest gift to the world: nonviolent resistance. You could call it the Ahimsa Bachao Andolan (Ahimsa means "nonviolent resistance"), or the Save Nonviolence Movement. Yet the Indian government has shown nothing but contempt for the people of the Narmada Valley, for their arguments against big dams, and for their movement.
re: what does Ahimsa's nick mean?AllisonHayes
Jul 11, 2002 5:16 AM
Practiced by Jains, spiritual kin to Hindus and Buddhists, who believe that all life is sacred, that every living being has an eternal soul. That's why Jains take vows of ahisma. They don't eat meat or fish or wear leather. Or fish. Jain monks sweep insects from their paths.)

Ahisma - non-violence and non-interference

"My errors have been errors of calculation and judging men, not in appreciating the true nature, of truth and ahimsa or in their application." M. Ghandi
re: what does Ahimsa's nick mean?Woof
Jul 11, 2002 7:17 AM
its funny that they don't even know how many microorganisms their immune systems destroy every minute. Their principle of sacred is great, but what is any appreciable difference between a plant cell and an animal cell?

whats this topic doing on general forum anyway?

sincerely

Woof the dog.
good questionsAllisonHayes
Jul 11, 2002 7:29 AM
i they don't even know how many microorganisms their immune systems destroy every minute.

what you can't see you can't comprehend?

i whats this topic doing on general forum anyway?

dunno

i what is any appreciable difference between a plant cell and an animal cell?

one bleeds and the other doesn't?
the less squeaky organism (wheel) gets eaten first?
good questionsweiwentg
Jul 11, 2002 7:33 AM
> whats this topic doing on general forum anyway?

my bad.

> they don't even know how many microorganisms their immune systems destroy every minute.

their religion was constructed before knowledge of microorganisms. if you think that they are silly to hold on to their religion in the face of modern science, post in the non-cycling discussions (I know, I should've done that).
one might also argue that animals have consciousness, while bacteria don't.