Posted by: Harsha • Mar 4th, 2002
A weapon, howsoever powerful it may be,
can always be superseded by a superior one;
but no weapon can, however,
be superior to non-violence and love.
From a Jainist Prayer for Peace
We emphasize the Awakening of Kundalini Shakti through Peace, Relaxation, Pure Love, as a result of practices of Ahimsa. Following the purest teachings of nonviolence that hold reverence for all life as the primary principle provides the context for spiritual paths that ultimately lead to Self-Realization. Ramana Maharshi, the Great Sage of Arunachala, who has blessed us, has stated that Nonviolence or Ahimsa is the Supreme Religion (Ahimsa Paramo Dharmo). My teacher Chitrabhanuji, the first Jain master to ever leave India and travel abroad brought with him the blessings of the Jaina teachings on Ahimsa. Chitrabhanuji taught me that when the feeling of Nonviolence (No harm) is carried to the extreme in consciousness, Self-Realization is the natural, effortless result. We bow to the Great Sages and Saints in all religions and traditions who have shown that the way to Peace, Understanding, and Wisdom, is through holding reverence for all life dear in our hearts. May our life be a blessing to all living beings and never a curse. May the light of Self dispel all anger, fear, hate, cruelty, and may we all embrace each other as our Own Self. God bless you all with everything that is best in life.
OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Om Shanti. Om Shanti.
What is virtuous conduct? It is never destroying life, for killing leads to
every other sin.–Tirukural, Verse 321
Many are the lovely flowers of worship offered to the Guru, but none
lovelier than non-killing. Respect for life is the highest worship, the
bright lamp, the sweet garland and unwavering devotion.–Tirumantiram, Verse
Do not injure the beings living on earth, in the air and in the water.–
Let our aims be common, and your hearts be of one accord, and all of you be
of one mind, so you may live well together.–Rig Veda X.191
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action that’s important.
You have to do the right thing…
You may never know what results come from your action.
But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of
compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of
nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein
Meet your own self. Be with your own self, listen to it,
obey it, cherish it, keep it in mind ceaselessly.
You need no other guide. As long as your urge for
truth affects your daily life, all is well with you.
Live your life without hurting anybody. Harmlessness
is a most powerful form of Yoga and it will take you speedily to your goal. This is what I call nisarga yoga, the Natural yoga. It is the art of living in peace and harmony, in friendliness and love. The fruit of it is happiness, uncaused and endless.
Nisargadatta Maharaj, “I Am That”