“How is it, then, that we claim to be the highest type of creature, yet act in a barbaric manner that would shame any reasonably decent denizen of the jungle?”
While it remains ever more relevant today, H. Jay Dinshah addressed this conundrum in his book Out of the Jungle in 1967; one of the first books of its kind in America.
This revolutionary book shows how the integration of Ahimsa (nonviolence) into every aspect of our lives will inevitably lead our race out of the darkened jungle in which we have come to reside and towards a bright new light.
Ahimsa is a sanskrit word which can be described rather fully in this acrostic from Dinshah’s book:
The compassionate way
Abstinance from animal products
Harmlessness with reverence for live
Integrity of thought, word and deed
Mastery over oneself
Service to Humanity, Nature, and creation,
Advancement of understanding and the truth
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