“Ahimsa pratishthayam tat vaira-tyagah”
Ahimsa: First do no harm in thought, speech or action towards all others – compassion over violence.
“Satya pratisthayam kriya phala ashrayatvam”
Satya: Be vulnerable and thoughtful enough to always speak the truth- don’t lie, while keeping in mind- Ahimsa (first do no harm).
“Asteya pratisthayam sarva ratna upasthanam”
Asteya: Do not take what is not freely given – don’t steal. This encourages generosity and minimizes greed (Lobha).
“Brahmacharya pratisthayam virya labhah”
Brahmacharya: Be aware of your true nature, your inner infinite conciousness, your spiritual glow which strengthens you from within. Don’t identify with the body and it’s addictions and excesses – find balance.
“Aparigraha sthairye janma kathanta sambodhah”
Aparigraha: Live simply- let go of attachment to things, negativity, perfectionism and outcomes. Be aware of what you really need and lose attachment to the rest.