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Hindu Yamas and Niyamas and the Ten Commandments

Some time ago I wrote about the similarities between Hinduism and Mystic Judaism.I thought that it might be interesting to look at the similarities and differences between Judaism’s ten commandments and the Hindu yamas (restraints) and niyamas (observances). I made a diagram, which is not very easy to publish on WordPress. The best I can do is make a pdf version available and insert an image. You will have to click on the image to see the whole thing, and possibly zoom in :


I have used solid lines where there is a direct connection or even equivalence, and dotted lines where there is some sort of relation. Continue reading