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Distinguish YAMA from NIYAMA ?

Asked by radhakrishnan, 16 Jul '09 08:02 am
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Yama and Niyama are often called "the Ten Commandments of Yoga." Each one of these Five Don'ts (Yama) and Five Do's (Niyama) is a supporting, liberating Pillar of Yoga. Yama means self-restraint in the sense of self-mastery, or abstention, and consists of five elements. Niyama means observances, of which there are also five.Here is the complete list of these ten Pillars as given in Yoga Sutras:1) Ahimsa: non-violence, non-injury, harmlessness
2) Satya: truthfulness, honesty
3) Asteya: non-stealing, honesty, non-misappropriativeness
4) Brahmacharya: sexual continence in thought, word and deed as well as control of all the senses
5) Aparigraha: non-possessiveness, non-greed, non-selfishness, non-acquisitiveness
6) Shaucha: purity, cleanliness
7) Santosha: contentment, peacefulness
8) Tapas: austerity, practical (i.e., result-producing) spiritual discipline
9) Swadhyaya: introspective self-study, spiritual study
10) Ishwarapranidhana: offering of one's life to God
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Answered by inquisitive, 16 Jul '09 08:20 am

 
  
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The Niyamas are codified as "the observances" in numerous scriptures including the Shandilya and Varuha Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Gorakshanatha, the Tirumantiram of Tirumular and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Yama (Sanskrit: यम) is the lord of death, whose first recorded appearance is in the Vedas. He is one of the most ancient beings in the world and parallel forms of one sort or another have been found all over Eurasia. He is known as Yima by Zoroastrians,
Answered by anantharaman, 16 Jul '09 08:22 am

 
  
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Sai Ram. Without Niyama, Yama comes calling when you are least ready!
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 16 Jul '09 08:06 am

 
  
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Answered by managaram b, 31 Jan '10 05:24 pm

 
  
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Break Niyama, Yama will enlist it.
Answered by Chinna, 16 Jul '09 08:20 am

 
  
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Commandments make up the Moral Plan (in Hindu terminology Yama) and the other five - the Ethical Plan (Niyama)
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 16 Jul '09 08:14 am

 
  
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