Updated: Oct 11, 2020
Welcome back my friends, we have finally made it all the way to the final yama - aparigraha.
Aparigraha comes from the sanskrit root parigraha which means 'to amass', 'to crave', 'to seek', 'to seize' and because we see an 'a' at the beginning of the word, here it infers what not to do. So then, we can say this yama is all about moderation, non- attachment and non-greed.
Wouldn't you agree that if the world as a whole practiced just this one yama, we would be in a much better state of affairs? That due to our unquenchable thirst for more and more and our unsustainable consumption and exploitation we have caused an incredible amount of destruction and damage to our beautiful mother earth. I believe this could have to do with the fact that somehow it has been accepted that life 'success' and happiness i