noun. a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence.
- religious doctrine
- अहिंसा (Sanskrit)
Sentences with ahimsa
After converting to Buddhism, he became an advocate of "ahimsa" or nonviolence, and had pillars erected across the empire to proclaim this new policy.
2. Noun, singular or mass
At the heart of the Jain religion is the belief that in order to save one's soul, one must protect other souls, a principle known as "ahimsa," or nonviolence.