Ten Tales About Self-Control

Ten Tales About Self-Control is a series of short stories for 10 to 12-year-olds illustrating key concepts for good conduct for Hindus in a modern context in a cultural setting that will be familiar to today's youth.

The stories of Ten Tales About Self-Control, are based on the ten ancient Vedic ethical principles called the yamas, meaning “restraints.” The yamas are universal principles, practices and values found in all religions. They are: nonviolence, truthfulness, nonstealing, divine conduct, patience, steadfastness, compassion, honesty, moderate appetite and purity.

These stories teach kids how to cope. They illustrate the choices a child may face in his or her life, such as lying to cover a mistake, and the…