Ahimsa is a phrase that comes from the Jains, Hindus, and buddhists, it means, 'to do no harm'. I am not an expert in this field so please feel free to correct any false information. What I am an expert on, is my opinion, which this discussion is.I have been vegetarian for twelve years, it is a beautiful diet, it feels wonderful, I recommend it to everyone. To live honestly and with true compassion and care for others is, I believe, Ahimsa, it takes great care. By the way, I do not claim to live a truly Ahimsa life. To never harm anything or anyone, either by word or action or thought would be quite difficult, but we can try. Can't we? This world needs to heal. So why can't the dreadlocked ones lead the way? When we are in public, our fellow people can see we have other things on our mind, rather than comforming to materialistic social views, we are different. I don't mean those with highy manicured "dreads", that can be seen as vain as the most made up socialite. I mean dreadlocks that say, "this world needs peace, follow me! Ahimsa is my word and lesson at the moment, calm down, grow your locks, eat vegetables and be nice. Just a thought.
updated by @tim5: 01/13/15 09:39:19PM