Ahimsa: What Are You Choosing, Compassion or Harm? 

In Patanjali’s Eight-Limbed Path, there are the Yamas. The Yamas are universal practices that relate best to what we know as the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” The first Yama limb of the Eight Limb Path is Ahimsa (non-harming or non-violence). Ahimsa focuses on one’s ethical standards and sense of integrity. This Yama emboldens you to examine your behavior, speech, actions and generally how you conduct yourself within your daily life. 

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