Five observance and abstentions

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    Yama/abstentions: nonviolence, truth in word and thought, non-covetousness, abstinence – especially from sexual activity.

    Niyama/observances: cleanliness of body and mind, being satisfied with what one has, austerity especially regarding the body, study of scriptures and worship of God.

    These of the first two limbs of a Patanjali’s yoga teachings. What I love about these teachings is there straightforwardness and simplicity. Some might think that they are too simple, but for me, my wisdom inspired journey benefits from discipline and focus.

    Richard Haasnoot

    January 21, 2013 in Arizona.


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