Spare the Rod..Spoil the Child?
In this section, religion is used to support non-violent discipline of children. The passages were written by clergy and parents. They can be used for discussion groups, homilies and sermons, congregation newsletters, and religious education classes. The material is copyright free but authors ask that they be given appropriate credit.
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The basis for Hinduism's opposition to corporal punishment is its central tenet of ahimsa. Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word meaning nonviolence in thought, word and deed. Ahimsa is described here:
The founder of Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, wrote lessons on the subject of discipline in his books: