When I ask you to listen to me and you start giving advice,
you have not done what I asked.
When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why
I shouldn’t feel that way, you are trampling on my feelings.
When I ask you listen to me and you feel you have to do
something to solve my problems, you have failed me,
as that may seem.
Perhaps that’s why prayer works for some people.
God is mute and He doesn’t offer advice or try to fix things
He just listens and trusts you to work it out for yourself.
So please, just listen and hear me. And if you want to talk,
Wait a few minutes for your turn and I promise I’ll listen to you.
Ahimsa means living in a way that doesn’t harm other living beings. It is the embodiment of the Golden Rule. When we practice ahimsa we respect the preferences of others as much as possible, trusting them to know what is best for them, even if they are young or elderly. We tune in to other creatures that cannot speak and so must let us know what feels good or bad through their behavior.
Although it is impossible to live (and so do good) without doing harm, we seek to minimize any suffering we may cause. In recognizing the preciousness of our own lives, we recognize that the intricate dance of life around us is also precious. Ahimsa is central virtue of the Jain religion, but is can be core to any spiritual or ethical practice.
In this world of shadows, about what are we quarrelling?
Everyone has his own parents. No one comes from nowhere.
Mankind have love, animals have affection. The harmonious and beautiful world is revealed.