Non-Harm


“I ship out the rain of blessings to all, that love be nourished in hearts that, heretofore, have recognized solely hate.”

(from Affirmations for Self-Therapeutic by Swami Kriyananda)

On the Street to Ahimsa

a private reflection by Nayaswami Pushpa

Ahimsa, or non-injury, requires consciously being conscious of the affect of our ideas and actions on ourselves in addition to others. It takes inside energy and dedication to usually study our ideas, figuring out which of them increase or contract our consciousness.

For instance, I had simply been considering just lately how easily issues have been stepping into my life. (I ought to know by now what follows that thought, as a result of it bears a repetitive sample. Divine Mom waits patiently for that thought to floor. It signifies to her that I’m beginning to relaxation on my laurels, and that I’m prepared for my subsequent problem or non secular check.)

And so it started. . . . Out of the blue, my feelings imploded! I felt an depth of anger I hadn’t felt in years. Unkind ideas handed by way of my thoughts. Then I used to be unhappy and disillusioned in myself for being out of concord. Then I received upset with myself for beating myself up! Spherical and spherical it went–I assumed I used to be carried out with reacting that manner. However apparently there have been extra ranges to traverse–it was certainly a downward spiral! As I used to be mulling over these ideas I turned conscious that I used to be beginning to really feel sorry for myself. That received my rapid consideration. I noticed I used to be injuring myself with my very own ideas! 

I requested myself, Is considering this fashion making me completely happy? The universe answered with a powerful “No!” So I requested myself why I used to be persevering with to go down the highway to unhappiness. And I had an extended speak with Divine Mom. I gave all judgmental, offended, and unkind ideas again to God and took the highway to ahimsa. And—lo and behold!—all of God’s creation surrounded me with love and pleasure.

Prayer

“Divine Mom, when others search to harm me, give me the knowledge to see that victory lies in blessing them, not in revenge. If I reply with anger, the loss will probably be mine, even when mine is also the outward victory, for inwardly I’ll have been damage certainly. But when I return blessings for his or her blows, I shall stay ever secure throughout the impregnable partitions of my inside peace.”

(from Affirmations for Self-Therapeutic by Swami Kriyananda)

Non Harm – Affirmations for Self Therapeutic

An affirmation by Swami Kriyananda

Non-Violence

by Nayaswami Pushpa

In Autobiography of a Yogi Paramhansa Yogananda relates the next story:

“‘It was the light hour of nightfall. My guru was matchlessly decoding the traditional texts. At his ft, I used to be in excellent peace. A impolite mosquito entered the idyl and competed for my consideration. Because it dug a toxic hypodermic needle into my thigh, I robotically raised an avenging hand. Reprieve from impending execution! An opportune reminiscence got here to me of one among Patanjali’s yoga aphorisms — that on ahimsa (harmlessness).”’

“Why didn’t you end the job?”

“Grasp! Do you advocate taking life?”

“No; however the deathblow already had been struck in your thoughts.”

“I don’t perceive.”

“Patanjali’s that means was the elimination of need to kill.” Sri Yukteswar had discovered my psychological processes an open guide. “This world is inconveniently organized for a literal observe of ahimsa. Man could also be compelled to exterminate dangerous creatures. He isn’t beneath related compulsion to really feel anger or animosity.”

In Swami Kriyananda’s guide Demystifying Patanjali, he states, “The vital factor is to not want hurt to anybody—not even . . . to inanimate objects.” He goes on to say, “Paired with harmlessness, after all, is the standard of kindliness, for as one ceases to want hurt, there naturally seems within the coronary heart a sense of deep benevolence for all.”

Could all of us concentrate on this benevolence, and consciously direct it to all who’re in want.

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