Ahimsa, the rarest of virtues, transmutes a man into Divinity. All the gods and the whole world pay homage to such a man. It is easier to develop the intellect than to develop the heart. The practice of Ahimsa develops the heart in a wonderful manner. God cannot be realized without Ahimsa. It is through the practice of Ahimsa alone that you can cognise and reach the Self. Those with whom Ahimsa is a policy may fail many times, but those who strictly adhere to the vow of Ahimsa as a creed, as a funda¬mental cannon, can never take to violence.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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