Asteya (Non-Stealing): Property, Ideas, Time, and Energy

Asteya is a Sanskrit word that translates as ‘non-stealing’. Asteya is a Yama, which translates as ‘observance’. We practice Asteya when we do not take that which does not belong to us. If it isn’t given freely, it is stealing. We may easily relate this to money,...

Ahimsa (Nonviolence): It Begins With You

Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that is commonly translated as ‘nonviolence’, ‘absence of injury’ or ‘do no harm’. Ahimsa is a Yama, which translates as ‘observance’. Ahimsa relates to doing no physical, mental, or emotional harm to anyone or any sentient being. Although...

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