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Violence begins at very subtle level within a human being. What is evident in the world as violence acts and events is overt violence. Violence is happening in life, at every level of existence, in fact violence is abundantly seen between all life forms. In a universe of violence, what is non-violence? Non-violence begins with a true understanding of the cause and the effect of violence. That which is evident in the world, that which is experienced at the level of the mind, the words and the acts, is effect violence. The cause of all such violence happened in the past life. No one is familiar with intent-violence, violence that is happening within, by the second, and this violence is more serious than that which happens externally. Such violence gives rise to more violence in effect, in the next life. All of these are the words of Gnani Purush Dadashri.

Gnani Purush Dadashri; Gnani or Jnani is the One who has known, is in the experience of, the eternal Self. Purush means the Self. Akram Vignan means means that which is attained without doing anything, and the science behind this. A gentleman by the name of Ambalal M. Patel became a Gnani Purush in June 1958. This happened spontaneously within him. The absolute light of the Self prevailed in him from that time. In that state of the absolute Self, he became the instrument for the salvation of the world. The words that came out through his medium, have become words that are now liberating hundreds of thousands of human beings who were seeking meaningful solutions for their pains. These satsang sessions of the Gnani Purush happened in Gujarati and were carefully preserved and are presented as they are, in many different languages. They are all in the form of questions and answers from Gnani Purush Dadashri.

One commits self-violence when one does kashaya (anger-pride-deceit-greed), whereas the other violence is against the external life forms. Intent-violence is the violence against one’s self. Such violence through kashayas creates bondage for the self and it is for this self that you must have compassion. The Lord has said that one must first have intent non-violence towards one’s own self and then towards others.

Kashaya (anger-pride-deceit-greed) is the highest violence and that is why The Lord has said that first and foremost, one should not have any kashaya. This type of violence is called self-violence or intent-violence. If effect violence occurs, let it occur but one must not allow intent-violence to occur at any cost. Instead, people try to stop effect-violence and continue to do intent-violence.

In the desire to begin the progress towards meaningful Ahimsa (Non-Violence) Dadashri says that, you should not have any violent intent in your mind. Your intent not to cause harm to any being should be constant, within you. Each morning before you begin your day, you must ask for the strength to not hurt anyone through the medium of your mind, your speech and your actions. This will ascertain a lesser liability for you. If you were to accidentally step on an insect, you are not responsible, because today your intent is not to kill. The Lord is concerned with your intent and not your deed. According to the laws of nature, it is the intent that is the most important. The world however, only considers the deeds of a person. The deeds will remain here but it is the intent that will help you progress further. So keep a constant vigil on your intent.

In this book of Non-Vilence of the Gnani Purush, deep insights and understanding will be gained by the one who has suffered the effects of violence in life, and now wants to have the exact handle of how to become free from it.

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