Ahimsa is a principle that Jains teach and practice not only towards human beings but also towards animals and all nature. The scriptures tell us: "Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture or kill any creature or living being."
Navkar Mantra: the mother of all mantras, meaning of navkar mantra. Namokar mahamantra!
In a nutshell, the Navkar mantra encompasses prayer to all the Arihantas, Siddha Purusha, Acharyas, Upadhyayas, All Sadhu & Sadhvijis and the balance who are closer to God than us. The Navkar mantra is a complete prayer in itself. Those who chant the Navkar mantra in true earnestness definitely get benefited on every account.
Navkar mantra must become a daily practice with us. By chanting the Navkar mantra... there is nothing to lose! It is gains all the time!
We must also remember that chanting of any mantra and for that matter the Navkar mantra is not the sole propriety of the Jain community. Any individual can chant this mantra to advantage. We need to have the requisite faith in the Navkar mantra of Jainism.