Truth & Non-Stealing

Within the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga we find the restraints of Truth and Non-Stealing.  We all probably feel we are truthful and that we do not steal, right?!  Hmmm, on closer inspection we may be ‘truthful’ enough to see where we let these virtues slide at varying degrees.  Justification is one means we use to make it ‘ok’ to make small white lies or to take something small that doesn’t really belong to us.

Success in the cultivation of the yamas develops emotional stability and allow us to live in the world in harmony with ourselves and others.

Here is an amusing story about these 2 Yamas.

And I think everyone should watch this documentary.  Just amazing!!!