Ahi?s? is the heart of the Mah?tm? G??dh?’s Dar?na. G??dh?’s teachings as a way of life advocate that ‘Truth is God’ and non-violence is the only means of attaining it. For Mah?tam? G??dh? realization of ‘Truth’ is the final quest and the concluding destination. Categorically, Mah?tm? G??dh?’s idea of Ahi?s? is in itself a complete and wholesome philosophy which takes into account Satya, Dharma, Saty?graha and a whole gamut of other thoughts, concepts, and practices. Mah?tam? G??dh? saw Ahi?s? as the very cosmic order and it is by being established in it that one can find meaning and worth in life. Ahi?s? is not only individualistic but can be realized at a cosmic level. It is not limited to merely the human race but extends to all the beings of the world and so it is an all-enveloping concept. Therefore, for a compassionate, harmonious, equitable world that is rooted in Divinity/Truth, Ahi?s? becomes the only path possible. On the occasion of 'G??dh?’ Jayant?' and the 'International Day of Ahi?s?', The Association of Indian Philosophers International brings before you a platform to understand, discuss, propound and contemplate upon 'Ahi?s?' which was Mah?tma G??dh?’s path to universal compassion, peace and harmony.