Posts tagged ‘discipline’

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed … nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

  1. Who or what is a source of Wisdom in my life and why?
  2. What could I, with the help of God, transform in my life?
  3. How do I turn to God for help?
  4. What area in my life do I see great potential?

“We need the discipline of the scales, in order to improvise.” – Timothy Radcliffe

Patanjali, an Indian sage who contributed to the development of Hinduism, lived around 200 B.C.E. Recognizing the need for a solid ethical foundation, Patanjali compiled an ethical code.

The code consists of five things people should do – the niyamas

Code also consists of five ways in which people should exercise restraint – the yamas.

Niyamas
Be pure in body, mind, and speech
Seek contentment
Cultivate devotion
Educate yourself
Be steadfast in hardship

Yamas
Practice nonviolence
Discipline sexual desire
Do not steal
Do not lie
Do not be greedy


Patanjali compiled these precepts more than 2,000 years ago. Do you think they are relevant today?

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