The story of Ahimsa depicts a ruthless killer who vows to kill a hundred people. After killing ninety-nine, he is chasing his hundredth victim, who happens to be Buddha. However, no matter how hard he tries to catch Buddha, the killer can't get close to him. Finally, he asks Buddha to stop running. Buddha tells him that he is the one who is running. After a long talk with Buddha, the killer puts down his knife and renounces violence. Buddha gives him the name Ahimsa. Ahimsa ends up being one of Buddha's greatest disciples who acts in love and compassion.
Stanley "Tookie" Williams is not Ahimsa, but his actions of promoting peace and deterring youth from joining gangs deserve compassion.