Ahimsa is one of the fundamental values of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. Its etymology derives from the Sanskrit- hiṃs, which means to strike; and is the opposite of- hiṃsā, which means injury or harm. Inspired by ancient Indian religions, ahimsa is the belief and practice of non-violence to all living beings, through actions, words, and thoughts. Inspired by the concept that all living beings have a spark of the divine spiritual energy therefore one's actions towards another are inherently actions towards oneself. To hurt another is to hurt yourself.