Ahimsa = do no harm

Cover of Spilt Milk Records' compilation LP of music groups from Rugby town 1993.

Basically, Ahimsa means to do no harm, often equated with non-violence.

अहिंसा The word is derived from the Sanskrit root hiṃs – to strike = hiṃsā is injury or harm, a-hiṃsā is the opposite of this, i.e. cause no injury, do no harm.

Ahimsa applies to all living beings including all animals.

The above is a short extract from the full wikipedia entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahimsa