(Last Updated on : 06-05-2014)
The ahimsa satya asteya brahmacarya aparigrahah yamah sutra speaks about the blissful conditions of yama. This basically deal with the perfect states in life one should incorporate in day to day life, like refraining from any kind of wrong jobs, stay honest, be chaste, or be free from greed. In spite of following these sets of principles, one can still dwell in the general society.
real, genuine, honest, virtuous, truthful
continence, chastity, religious studentship
without possessions, without belongings, non-acceptance of gifts
Non-violence, truth, abstention from stealing, continence, and absence of greed for possessions beyond one's need are the five pillars of yama.
The principle of yama involves wishing no harm in word, thought or deed; being sincere, truthful and honest; not stealing or misappropriating another's wealth or possessions; celibacy; and not accepting gifts or possessing only what one needs, without being avaricious.
These rules and restraints are laid down clearly for one to live in society while remaining a yoga practician.