Non-violence, and killing mosquitoes

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Questioner (Q): Dear Acharya Ji, for the sake of not sounding hypocritical, I have to admit that I have killed more than one mosquito in my life and many other insects too, but never intended to cause pain and suffering to them. Now hearing, let alone seeing the relatively conscious animals being tortured evokes…