Yamas (Restraints): Five Practices for Superconscious Living
- Right use of vital force
Yamas (Restraints) are based on spiritual principle, or spiritual law. Working with them is the way we learn to cooperate with the Infinite by bringing our thoughts, speech and action into harmony with the wholeness of life.
- From the higher perspective of life as One Reality, spiritual law addresses the connection between our mind and our experience.
- Our mind is part of Universal Mind, which is responsive to our thoughts, beliefs, emotions—the patterns of our individual mind.
- Yoga helps us see, and consciously work with that connection.
Promises of Fulfillment of the Five Restraints:
- Ahimsa (Nonviolence): freedom from enmity
- Satya (Truthfulness): power to manifest one’s word
- Asteya (Nonstealing): experience abundance, true wealth
- Brahmacharya (Right use of vital force): abundant vitality, energy
- Aparigraha (Nonattachment): clear insight
Practices of the restraints begins at the outer, material level—and then move to more subtle manifestations of speech, thought, and intention.
The laws of life can teach us to live in harmony with nature and all aspects of life. When we know what the laws are, and conduct ourselves in accord with them, we experience lasting happiness, good health, and prefect harmony.
For additional information, refer to:
Living the Eternal Way, p 97-134