an event or gather, derivated through the Jain word "ahimsa" for nonviolence or non-harm
1875, from Sanskrit ahimsa, from a "without" + himsa "injury."
a Buddhist and Hindu and particularly Jainist doctrine holding that types of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of assault
(Skr.) Non-injury, an ethical concept applicable to all or any lifestyle beings and subscribed to by many Hindus. In practice it could indicate, e.g., abstaining from animal meals, relinquishing war, rejecting all considered using life, regarding all living beings akin. It's led to these types of diverse phenomena since the Buddhist's sweeping the road before him or straining water, the virtually reverential mindset toward the cow, and Gandhi's non-violent resistence promotion. -- K.F.L.