10 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism

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To be a proper human and a perfect Hindu, there are a few Niyamas to be followed by one and all. These do’s and don’ts are a common-sense code recorded in the Upanishads, in the final section of the 6000-to 8000-year-old Vedas.

The 10 Yamas (Restraints or controls)

1. Ahimsa1 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
2. Satya2 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
3. Kshama3 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
4. Daya4 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
5. Asteya or non-stealing5 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
6. Dhriti or steadiness6 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
7. Arjava or honesty7 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
8. Mitahara or moderate diet8 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
9. Saucha or purity9 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
10. Brahmacharya10 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism

The 10 Niyamas (Practices)

1. Modesty11 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
2. Worship12 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
3. Faith13 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
4. Charity14 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
5. Siddhanta Sravana or scriptural listening15 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
6. Santhosha or contentment16 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
7. Vrata or Vows17 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
8. Tapas18 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
9. Japam19 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism
10. Worship20 Rules or Yamas of Hinduism