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Enough is Enough


The next two steps toward happiness are not-stealing (asteya) and non-possessiveness (aparigraha). Both stealing (steya) and grabbing onto and retaining things (parigraha) are regular practices of human beings that make us not only unhappy but pull us away from our True Self, “atman,” as it is called in the Yoga world. But when we are practicing “a-steya” (not-stealing) and “a-parigraha” (non-possessiveness), we become happy because we know our “atman” (True Self).

We are in essence (I may have mentioned this before) pure DIPs. We are divine, infinite, and perfect beings, according to the Yoga Tradition. We never die! We have all we need. Many Christian preachers talk about this when they say, “God will provide.” Or “God never gives us more than we can handle.”