What we think, that we start to become. This is an example to better understand this. When we boil water in the kitchen or for any purpose, using a pot we may notice it is uncovered. We heat it and we don’t put a lid on it. Usually no creatures would go inside, so the killing which is taking place is not very visible, but due to the steam that is going up, the killing of microscopic creatures is happening. Why destroy, harm, kill them? It’s so simple, we can just cover the pod with a lid.
If we think of non-violence, we will start acting with care as in the example I just shared with you. When we go deeper within ourselves, the way our thoughts change our actions also change. It’s good to maintain silence as much as possible. When we don’t talk then we have more time for ourselves and when we have time for ourselves then we can contemplate the more precious things in life: truth, non violence, not gathering more than what we need, celibacy and how to transform our sexuality, and ultimately Who am I, where did I come from and where will I go.