Thus we enjoin on you, thus do we say,
Thus we believe, thus we proclaim to all:
No living things should be slain any where,
Nor ordered forcibly this way or that.
Nor put in bonds, nor tortured any way
Or treated violently otherwise:
Because you are the same which ye would slay
Or order here or there against his will.
Or put in prison, or subject to pain,
Or treat with violence: ye are the same;
The Self-same Life doth circulate in all.
jain agams - acharanga sutra