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Does Ahimsa effect your Karma?

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Dear John,

Yes, surely. Ahimsa (non-violence) is a quality of good people. It will add to the good karmas if violence is avoided where it can be avoided. Lord Krishna said in Gita:

BG 16.1-3: Fearlessness; purification of one's existence; cultivation of spiritual knowledge; charity; self-control; performance of sacrifice; study of the Vedas; austerity; simplicity; nonviolence; truthfulness; freedom from anger; renunciation; tranquility; aversion to faultfinding; compassion for all living entities; freedom from covetousness; gentleness; modesty; steady determination; vigor; forgiveness; fortitude; cleanliness; and freedom from envy and from the passion for honor these transcendental qualities, O son of Bharata (Arjuna), belong to godly men endowed with divine nature.

BG 16.4: Pride, arrogance, conceit, anger, harshness and ignorance these qualities belong to those of demoniac nature, O son of Pṛithā (Arjuna).
http://www.vedabase.org./bg/16/en

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