Iyengar: When non-violence in speech, thought and action is established, one’s aggressive nature is relinquished and others abandon hostility in one’s presence.
I’ve certainly observed this sutra to be true in my own life. It doesn’t always work but it works a lot. Iyengar points out that “Peace in workds, thoughts and deeds, whether awake or dreaming, is a sign of goodwill and love towards all.”
Bryant: In the presence of one who is established in nonviolence, enmity is abandoned.
Bryant says that according to Hariharananda “perverse thoughts sucha s violence can take many subtle forms in the mind that are not always readily visible” and recommends meditation. I know that my own meditation practice has quieted violence in me.
Taimni: On being firmly established in non-violence there is abandonment of hostility in (his) presence.
Taimni says that Ahminsa “is a positive and dynamic quality of universal love, and not a mere negative attitude to harmlessness.”
Carerra: In the presence of one firmly established in nonviolence, all hostilities cease.
Carerra points out that “fear breeds anger and that anger ruins our peace and clarity.” He says that if we realize this when we see violence in others, and have compassion, this will continue to “give birth to a love and understanding so pure that it lifts the mind to a place of peace beyond any tranquility we had imagined.”