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Ahimsa: Love & Reverence for All

Ahimsa: Love & Reverence for All

by Nischala Joy Devi. August 31, 2013 Embracing reverence and love for all (Ahimsa), we experience oneness. Yoga Sutra II:35 Most often this exalted virtue of Ahimsa is translated simply as “non-harming” or even “nonviolence.” Again, we visit the idea of placing a “non-” in front of a negative trait telling us what not to do instead of how to espouse our true nature. It implies that we are “inherently” violent and that mischief...

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Let Compassion Take The Driver’s Seat

Let Compassion Take The Driver’s Seat

by Nischala Joy Devi. April 16, 2013. The word “compassion” is such a beautiful word; soft and gentle, it is comprised of two parts: com, meaning “with,” and passion, meaning “any intense emotion, either pleasurable or painful.” Many times it is difficult to know which aspect of passion we are feeling, and sometimes we clearly encounter both at the same time. Compassion is a form of infinite love, in that nothing can affect or limit...

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