Ahimsa vs Nonkilling - What's the difference?

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Ahimsa is a see also of nonkilling.


As nouns the difference between ahimsa and nonkilling

is that ahimsa is a doctrine of non-violence in hinduism and buddhism, concerned with the sacredness of all living things and an effort to avoid causing harm to them while nonkilling is a precept or worldview that affirms the possibility of a society where killing is absent.

As an adjective nonkilling is

not engaging in killing.

ahimsa

English

(wikipedia ahimsa)

Alternative forms

* ahinsa

Noun

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  • A doctrine of non-violence in Hinduism and Buddhism, concerned with the sacredness of all living things and an effort to avoid causing harm to them.
  • * 2006 , Karen Armstrong, The Great Transformation , Atlantic Books 2007, p. 79:
  • Already, at this very early date, the ritualists were moving towards the ideal of ahimsa ("harmlessness") that would become the indispensable virtue of the Indian Axial Age.

    nonkilling

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    Alternative forms

    * non-killing

    Adjective

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  • Not engaging in killing.
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  • A precept or worldview that affirms the possibility of a society where killing is absent.
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  • Lack of killing; permitting to live.
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  • (countable) An action or occurrence other than a direct killing (but possibly having a similar effect).
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  • See also

    * ahimsa * nonlethal * nonviolence * satyagraha

    References

    (wikipedia nonkilling) (wikiversity) * "Nonkilling: A New Paradigm" International Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press, New York (2009) * "Nonkilling Political Science" Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, San Diego (2008) * "Nonkilling Global Society" Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). EOLSS Publishers, Oxford (2004) * Glenn D. Paige, Nonkilling Global Political Science , 1st ed. (2002); 3rd ed. (2009)