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October 2022

Tending the Garden: Ahimsa in the Early Indian Literature

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=1776#copyright The practice of ahiṃsā (non-violence) has a long and illustrious history both in South Asia, where it originated, and elsewhere. This talk will tour a selection of the rich body of texts composed by Jains, Buddhists and Hindus in premodern India that engage with the theme of ahiṃsā to non-humans. These works range from imperial propaganda to stories that illustrate with engaging vividness the karmic dangers of injuring other living beings, the rewards earned by those who refrain…

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