I started this blog for my son, he is in prison and will be there for 9 years.
I prayed and prayed "God, how can I help my son?"
The answer always the same - "You can write."
These are my letters to my son.
Friday, July 22, 2011
First Limb ....Yamas
The Yamas are broken down into five "wise characteristics." Rather than a list of dos and don’ts, "they tell us that our fundamental nature is compassionate, generous, honest and peaceful.
Ahimsa – Compassion for all living things
Satya – Commitment to Truthfulness
Asteya - Non-stealing
Brahmacharya - Sense control
Aparigraha Neutralizing the desire to acquire and hoard wealth
The Yoga Sutra describes what happens when these five behaviors outlined above become part of a person's daily life. Thus, the yamas are the moral virtues which, if attended to, purify human nature and contribute to health and happiness of society.