Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami reads his editorial from the Jan/Feb/Mar 2012 edition of Hinduism Today magazine. Spiritual life is no different from real life. The key to progressing along the life journey is to start at the beginning with the foundation and work systematically. The foundation of spiritual life is our character which is defined as the sum total of the mental and qualities. We must strive to build, improve and transform our character by practising the 10 classical restraints also known as the Yamas and Niyamas. Bodhinatha explains the four step process involved in order to build, improve and transform our character and reiterates that consistency is key to tthe conquest of karma.