Ahimsa satyam akrodhah 16.2



ahimsā satyam akrodhas tyāgaḥ śāntir apaiśunam

dayā bhūteṣu aloluptvaṁ mārdavaṁ hrīr acāpalam



satyam -truthfulness in

akrodhas -that freedom from anger

tyāgaḥ -personal sacrifice made

śāntir -for peace

apaiśunam-away from the (apa i) dog-like behavior (sunam)

dayā -mercy of the

bhūteṣu-the living entity

aloluptvaṁ -through inquiry rejected (alo luptvam)

mārdavaṁ -for gentleness

hrīr -so is rejoiced/gladdened (also hrsito 11.45)

acāpalam-for denying (aca apalam (deny/reject). [There are many words in Telugu dictionary that start with aca or uda, or sva, opi, avya)]

Full meaning:

Non-violence truthfulness in that freedom from anger, personal sacrifice made for peace, away from the dog like behavior, mercy of the living entity. Through inquiry rejected for gentleness, so is rejoiced, gladdened for denying. 

I see all the terms, however how it is relevant to non-violence. The meaning I have says, it the truth of freedom from anger.

About Iksvakave

I am on a quest to understand my religion --- Hinduism. I have decided to keep a log of my discoveries, and experiences and what I have come to learn in the process. I like to travel through people vicariously. To observe the working of the mind, body and spirit. And heart. The soul infact is what our bodies have and what we are ultimately or in the end! The pricelessness of the soul is a soul is only potentially divine. Our journey here is therefore to understand that divinity in our lives. The ideals of societies, language, culture religion, and spirituality, is what interests me. what we know and don't know and outside of our four walls, maybe the priceless truth of that journey here on earth also, our yoga to be learned and equally perfected in life. What this blog is about is the values of the mother tongue India. And the values and culture of India and my nationality America. Pricelessness of it one will come to know you see. The forehead, is the center of the Hindu conscious. veena kodali

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