Excessive possessiveness, strong attachments.
Over assertive, pampering.
Lack of fidelity.
Non-violence will therefore mean to refrain from the above to the best of one's ability. Also whenever violence do occur due to circumstances beyond control one should sincerely regret and seek forgiveness. For people in ordinary day to day family life or social life violence may be resorted in self-defense to protect ones family or children, to protect the weak or against injustice.
A striving yogi, however, should practice extreme non-violence even under such situations. A yogi's practice of non-violence is however should under no circumstance stern from any physical or mental weakness in his character. A goat standing in front of a tiger and shivering cannot claim to practice non-violence. Non-violence proceeding from any weakness in character is never a spiritual virtue. A goat has no right to say: ‘ If the tiger kills me it will have bad karma, so I do not fight him' this logic is unsound. A weak person must strive for gaining strength and make every effort to resist all evil or injustice.
"Stop My Mind"
Stop, stop my mind
The least exaggeration of every kind;
All tall talk, all wrong talk
All hurting and hitting talk;
All dramatizing and emotional talk
All in-direct self-glorifying talk;
Stop, stop my mind
All loose talk of every kind.
‘Satya meva jayate'. Truth always triumphs. God is Truth. Truthfulness and honesty is one of the cardinal virtues for a striving yogi. Satya means strict avoidance of all exaggeration, equivocation, pretence and similar faults, which are involved in saying or doing things, which are not in accordance with what we know as true. Untruthfulness in one life creates all kinds of unnecessary complications and is a constant source of disturbance to the mind. Truthfulness is absolutely necessary for the unfoldment of Buddhi or discriminative wisdom.
The things that goes against this principle: