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l. yamas--things NOT to do

Abstinences -- "wise characteristics" -- universal moralities

Ahimsa -- nonviolence -- consideration -- Don’t be violent to myself or others; Be caring to myself and others.
Satya -- truth and honesty -- Don’t lie; Be truthful with myself and others.
Asteya -- not stealing -- respect -- Don’t steal; Be generous.
Brahmacharya -- self-control -- Don’t waste my energy; Use my energy wisely.
Aparigraha -- nonpossessiveness -- greed -- Don’t be greedy; Be grateful for what I have.

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