Should it not be considered as Himsa (injury) when we cut vegetables
Topic started by sree (@ ppp-200-7-17.bng.vsnl.net.in) on Thu May 9 03:51:29 .
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I know this question is meaningless
but let us discuss about what is himsa and ahimsa
- From: sesh (@ sgigate.sgi.com)
on: Thu May 9 11:18:32
A good question.
Ahimsa is leading a peaceful life, in harmony with all other living species, allowing and encouraging all organisms to develop and prosper. The underlying policy is 'Live and let live.'
When the above principles are followed by breach, the actions become 'himsa'. Development and glorification of the self (even at the cost of his environment) is the prime motive.
When the realization that self development can be achieved, without at the detriment/inconvenience to others, a life of 'ahimsa' is followed.
Do plants have brains? Can they experience suffering? Do they have mechanisms to protect/safeguard themselves?
The learned persons in the field can throw more light in the matter.
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