Ahimsa is Sanskrit for non-violence towards oneself and towards others. Every living thing has divine energy, and harm towards one is harm towards oneself. Ahimsa isn’t simply the practice of refraining from violent words or actions, it’s also about abstaining from violent thoughts. Ahimsa is the total and absence of violence from one's mind, body and spirit. Ahimsa is absence of any desire to engage in harmful thoughts period. Pass it On.