1514Ancient principles still viable today:
- Nov 29, 2000The ancient principles found in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are
still viable today, in my view... The principles are also found in
Buddhist teaching and the Sermon on the Mount. These
principles are mutually supportive.
When one is truly nonviolent, then truthfulness, continence and
purity will follow. Non aquisitiveness also implies not grasping
for outward things or exploiting the environment.
Note how Patanjali says these principles "become a great vow...
universal, being unrestricted by any class, locale, or time
30. Ahimsa (non-injury), Satya (truth), Asteya (abstention from
stealing), Brahmacharya (continence) and Aparigraha
(abstinence from avariciousness) are the five Yamas (forms of
31. These (the restraints), however, become a great vow when
they become universal, being unrestricted by any consideration
of class, place, time or concept of duty.
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