"Ahimsa [non-harming] means thou shall not kill the happiness of others. You cannot take away the comfort of others. Put yourself in their place constantly. You can see yourself inside an ant, a cockroach. They are just looking for food, like a child. They don't hate anyone....Compare yourself to your pet. When you are not there, they suffer your absence."
"I knew one man who had memorized the entire Bhagavad-Gita. But he could not live one line of it. What is the point?
"The Dhammapada says that all beings love life... those who harm the helpless will suffer ten times more."
-Sri Dharma Mittra
At Kripalu, 2/17/12