Ahimsa tends to evoke images of monks wearing
cloths over their faces to avoid
breathing microscopic beings and sweeping
the insects off the path in front of them
as they walk so they won't accidentally
crush one under their feet.
One cannot easily live in today's world
without causing some harm to other beings -
but that does not mean we shouldn't try
to keep it to a minimum. There are some
relatively easy steps you can take to reduce
the suffering in your wake.