ADR and Yama, the First Limb of Yoga Sutra
Carmen M. Cusack, ADR and Yama, The First Limb of Yoga Sutra, 23 ADRJ 131 (2012)
Posted: 20 Feb 2013
Date Written: August 19, 2011
The Yoga Sutras is a compilation of texts authored by Patanjali – some date from approximately over 2,000 years ago. One of its most famous parts delineates a moral code, known as the eight-limb path, which contains wisdom that usefully applies to modern principles of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This article analyses the first five subcategories of the first “limb” of the Yoga Sutras. It applies concepts found throughout contemporary ADR to show that studying the Yoga Sutras could be a concise way to accomplish the goals asserted within contemporary ADR texts. By comparing the two, one can also see the usefulness and timelessness of the modern ADR principles.
Keywords: yoga sutra, alternative dispute resolution
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