Dynamic Harmlessness Day
Jay Dinshah was the founder of American Vegan Society. Dynamic Harmlessness Day celebrates his life. Jay invented the term dynamic harmlessness, which is used by non-violent people. This concept is what brought vegans to veganism. Let’s find out more about dynamic harmlessness and how we can apply it to our daily lives.
The term “Ahimsa” which means non-harming, is the basis of dynamic harmlessness. Although the term had initially been associated with a negative aspect such as “Thou Shalt Not”, Mahatma Gandhi changed its meaning, putting emphasis on constructive action and removing the negative connotations. This is where the idea that you should do the least harm comes in. It means that we need to remove as much harming, killing and suffering as possible and replace it with help, assistance and kindness. Jay Dinshah is one example of a vegan who follows this philosophy.
Jay’s Dynamic Harmlessness Day raises awareness about the idea he promoted in the vegan community. Jay and his wife, the American Vegan Society, were founded on these ideals. Jay supported a more positive approach to the world than a negative one and promoted non-harm in what people eat. Jay was a strong advocate of this idea all his life. The American Vegan Society dedicated the day to Jay on Jay’s birthday to spread his ideas to the rest of the world. The idea of dynamic harmlessness is now a common belief among communities who believe in nonviolence.
To learn how to prevent harm in your daily life, list all the things you consider harmful and then write them down. You can start to change small things in your daily life to reduce harm, such as recycling, eating only chicken and shopping at stores that don‚Äôt use child labor. You can also spread the definition of dynamic harmlessness during this holiday through your social media by hashtagging #dynamicharmlessnessday and educating your friends about what they can do if they’re interested.