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YAMA : First of the Eight Limbs of Yoga from Patanjali

December 2, 2012 in Yoga & Meditation

SELF-RESTRAINT (YAMA), THE FIRST STEP OF YOGA, IS COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING FIVE VOWS:

YAM : God of Death

YAM : God of Death

  • NONVIOLENCE,
  • TRUTHFULNESS,
  • HONESTY,
  • SEXUAL CONTINENCE,
  • NONPOSSESSIVENESS.

You can see “yogis” displaying their power. That is impossible for a yogi, because if the yogi has really fulfilled these five vows he will no longer be an exhibitionist; he cannot display. He can no longer try to play with miracles — that is not possible for him. Miracles happen around him, but he is not the doer.

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