Yoga

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Spirituality

What is Truth and Why it is Not a Belief?

Sometime back I was talking to a friend, who is a Yoga teacher.  He has grown up in a mid-west state of US and is a very curious person who has undertaken work that is aligned with his concern for the environment.  He is surely one of the more sensitive

09 May 18 7 min read
Spirituality

Was Shiva the Adi Yogi or Universal Consciousness?

The understanding of “God” in the Yogic lineage and in Hinduism (its derivative) has never been of a person or entity.   It has always been of the infinite, immanent and eternal consciousness.  This eternal consciousness has been understood (and experienced by the Sages and Rishis) as changeless yet dynamic, both

26 Feb 17 7 min read
Hinduism

Does Yoga have a Religion?

On International Yoga Day in 2016, in celebrations at the UN, Sadhguru led the celebrations and answered a lot of questions of the dignitaries there.  Amongst the things he said some were: * Yoga is technology.  Just as gravity is not Christian, Yoga is not Hindu. * Yoga is India’s gift

24 Jun 16 14 min read
Hinduism

Hinduism and Yoga: Is Yoga Hindu?

If Yoga is Pure Science, Hinduism is the Application.  If Yoga is Einstein, Hinduism is Steve Jobs.  That is the relationship between the two. Yoga happens when there is no identification.  So in that pursuit and seeking, one starts and remains with a clean slate.  When the un-identified mind reaches

22 Jun 16 4 min read
Yoga

Yoga and Hinduism: Join for a discussion in Houston

This Sunday, we will have a discussion on Yoga and Hinduism in Houston’s Meenakshi Temple (in Pearland, TX).  The speaker is Sarvesh Tiwari, who writes a popular blog on issues relating to Hinduism. Sarvesh Tiwari is a researcher and blogger on Indian history, philosophy, culture and contemporary issues. His

25 Sep 13 1 min read
Spirituality

What is Yoga? (Sadhguru)

The word yoga means literally means “union” or “to merge”. More than a set of physical postures or exercises, Sadhguru defines yoga as a science to determine the nature of who you are and what you want to be.  Sadhguru explains that yoga means to liberate yourself from that information

22 Apr 13 1 min read
Spirituality

Scientific Studies and Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has many benefits to health.  Many scientific studies have been done in these areas.  Here is a good infographic showing the benefits (along with the links from where the information has been taken).  You can click on the infographic for a larger view. Image courtesy: Alison Hinks Yoga [http:

29 Dec 12 2 min read
India

Christian Antagonism to Dharmic Spirituality

Yoga is Satanic because it leads to a worship of Hinduism and “all eastern religions are based on a false belief in reincarnation”. So proclaims [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/8915691/Harry-Potter-and-yoga-are-evil-says-Catholic-Church-exorcist.html] the Chief Exorcist of the Vatican, Father Gabriele Amorth. He is known for many interesting

30 Nov 11 6 min read
Poetry

For the Ones Who Came

Up, up into Blindingly white light We soar, The wings of our plane Piercing bounteous billowing lovely Cloudscapes washed with hues of Alabaster And moonstone Cloudscapes collecting, Storing for later – for showering – Plenteous, shining raindrops onto The thirsty land below Mine it is to imbibe Gorgeous gratitude For those who

24 Nov 10 2 min read

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