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Former good articleAhimsa was one of the Philosophy and religion good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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October 1, 2007Peer reviewReviewed
April 22, 2008Good article nomineeListed
May 30, 2021Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article


Should the title of this article have diacritics (Ahiṃsā), or not (Ahimsa)? Most articles have preferred the latter: Sanskrit instead of Saṃskṛta, Rigveda instead of Ṛgveda,Shanti instead of Śāntiḥ, etc. There have been equally viable arguments for and against the usage of diacritics in article titles: supplying the diacritics better respects the original language and culture, one may argue, but not every device can display diacritics, and the title might appear to some as "Ahi□s□", or something like that, which can be considered even worse to the original language and culture than leaving the diacritics out. What is Wikipedia's currently standing official policy about this? ωικιωαrrιorᑫᑫ1ᑫ 16:07, 4 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Iska (talk) 03:42, 21 March 2021 (UTC)iska[reply]

"It is also the first of the five precepts of Buddhism." No it is not. The first of the five precepts of Buddhism is "not to strike down / kill living beings." The idea is close, but not identical. MBOrsborn (talk) 15:10, 25 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

change of spelling from ahimsa to ahinsa[edit]

The translaton of spelling of अहिंसा to ahimsa is wrong . This is a hindi word pronounced as ahinsa and not ahimsa.Even When a person use google translate to get its correct spelling it shows ahinsa not ahimsa. If you meet a India and ask this word's correct pronounciation he would say ahinsa not ahimsa. Jayvrr (talk) 04:49, 7 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Wikipedia normally uses the spelling used generally by scholars and academics. "Ahimsa" is the usual spelling found in most scholarly sources and academic works. Hence it is used as the primary spelling here. Rasnaboy (talk) 07:15, 7 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
So what can be done to change this ? Jayvrr (talk) 05:13, 8 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]