Hello, everyone! My mission is to use my art as a tool to promote the teaching of ahimsa (non-harming from the Hindu tradition). To me it is the essence of yoga: to learn how to not harm others and live in a more peaceful, sustainable way. Swami Sivananda says, "Ahimsa means not to harm other beings in thought, word, and deed. There can be no yoga without ahimsa." The principle underlying the practice of ahimsa is that we are all one and everything we do affects everything else for better or for worse, so it is important to be mindful of our actions. I believe that self-defense does not have to violate the principle of ahimsa if done with no malicious intent. Acts of aggression like the US wars that harm others, especially innocent civilians, however are not ethical. Please subscribe to my newsletter or donate to help me expand the reach of my work.
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In my new book, Sean, one of the main characters, asks me what would I do if today were my last day. What would you do if today was your last day?
|Go to work at my cubicle||0|
|Tell the people I love how much they mean to me.||6|
|Go to the video store and veg out in my living room||3|
|Watch an old Super Bowl game over and over again||0|
|Pray/meditate/chant for world peace||4|
|Write the Prezident a really long love letter||0|
Kalidas believes that sustainability begins with the individual. We should consider a move from mass consumption
to using as little plastic, gas, and meat consumption as possible to more eco-friendly alternatives.
Just Say No to Plastics
Why Go Vegan/Vegetarian?
Why Go Organic?
Kill Your TV
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