- Sivananda's Thought for the Day: 17 September 2012
All harsh and rude speech is Himsa (violence or injury). Harsh words to beggars, servants or inferiors is Himsa. To wound the feelings of others by gesture, expression, tone of voice and unkind words is also Himsa. To slight or show deliberate discourtesy to others is wanton Himsa.
Sri Swami Sivananda
Divine Life Society of South Africa