Asteya is the third Yama that means non-stealing. It is the strength to resist a desire for material or non-materials things we don’t have. Even though this sounds impossible in today’s world, it is the only way to be happy and in peace since there is no end of desiring and jealousy once started. I always try to accept myself and loved ones as the way they are with strengths and weaknesses. For example, I always tell my children not to compete with anybody or compare themselves with others at school, just to do their best and accept the consequences whatever they are.

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