Yamas - Restraints


Nonharming. Kindness, friendliness, and thoughtful consideration of other people. If we still have something to do in this life, such as family responsibilities, then we should avoid doing anything that may cause us harm or prevent us from carrying out our duties.


Truthfulness. Speak your truth with kindness in a way that will be received well. If speaking the truth has negative consequences for another then it is better to say nothing.


Nonstealing. Let people be themselves, and don't manipulate them.


Moving towards the one essential truth. After raising a family form relationships that foster our understanding of the highest truths.


Greedlessness. Take only what is necessary. We should only take what we have earned.