Ahimsa Paramo Dharma

Published: 18.09.2008
Updated: 24.01.2012
Alias(es)
Ahimsa Parmo Dharma, Ahimsā Paramo Dharmah, Ahiṃsā paramo dharmaḥ
Nonviolence is the highest religious principle
This maxim is found in Mahābhārata. It is however not found in any Jain scripture -
generally it is misunderstood as being said by Bhagawan Mahavira.

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