SWOT analysis of Hinduism! Must watch interview of Swami Paramahamsa Nithyananda by Indo-American Author/Scholar Mr.Rajiv Malhotra on various issues faced by Hnduism/India today. Also get enlighten on:
True History of Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism)
8000 yrs old true Kumbha Mela (Hindu pilgrimage) History
Patanjali Vs Sadhashiv Yog Parampara
Ashtanga Vs Shastanga Yoga difference
True History of Buddhism from Hindu Maha Nirvan Madaleswhwara Akahda
Lord Buddha was initiated into Hindu MalaNirvan Akhada
Hindu Maha Kumbha Mela & Akhadas are predated thousands years before Buddhism. Even Lord Buddha was initiated Samkhya Darshana (philosophy) in Hindu MahaNirvan Akhada and he propogaed it further, even Buddhist term “Nirvana” came from that Hindu Akhada – MahaNirvani Akhada.
Siddhis (Shaktis) are science and not miracle
How to counter deliberate Digestion/ Appropriation (also distortion) of Hindu Yoga by Western Abrahmic infliltrators
Risks to Kumbha Mela and Akhada tradition by Western Abrahmic forces
Watch this very informative & enlighten interview
New Book launch: “Academic Hinduphobia” by Mr Rajiv Malhotra, Voice of India (July-2016).
As Yoga is now over 80 billion dollar (over 5 lakh crores INR) industry worldwide, as usual greedy west (along with some ignorant useful idiot Indians/Gurus) is gearing up to de-link Yoga from Hinduism, making it “Secular” , “Atheist” Exercise or kind of cool Gymnastic thing!
Here is detail analysis for all ignorant – Why Yoga is strictly Hindu, which can’t be separated even if Western Abrahmics try hard to patent/copyright or Appropriate/Digest it to claim ownership!
Also understand clear definitions of important Sanskrit words (used in Yoga and Mediations) which are non-translatable into English (common mistakes people do):
Glimpse of Yoga in Indian daily life….Tribute to bithplace of Yoga- India with this beautiful short clip by Proyog & India’s recent Grammy Award 2015 Winner Mr Rickey Kej for his latest album “Winds of Samsara” (see clip below).
Proyog: From the birthplace of Yoga
Music: Grammy® Award Winner Ricky Kej
Indian music composer Mr Rickey Kej got Grammy Award 2015 for his new album “WINDS OF SAMSARA” , which is based on the ideals of peace by Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Grammy Award winner song – Winds Of Samsara
Album: Winds of Samsara
Lyrics: Jyoti Venkataraman
Composed by Ricky Kej
Artists: Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman
2015 Grammy Award win for Winds of Samsara
In Pictues: Tribute to Birthplace of Yoga-India
Click any Picture to see Slideshow
Image Credit: Proyog and Youtube clip by Rickey Kej
Sources: Ricky Kej, Wouter Kellerman, Proyog company, Youtube, google search, facebook, all links in the post.
Since 50 years, West/Americans have Digested / Appropriated Hindu yoga from India,now branding it as “American Yoga” and deliberately disconnecting from original Hindu/Indian Yoga source! (See 2 clips below)
But, in accord with typical US Materialistic Culture, American Yoga is also highly commercialized and looked upon only as Fame/Business/Money making machine ($10 billion annual market, over 20 million daily practitioners in USA alone & growing very fast) rather than its true blissful Intangible benefits.
Western/American Civilization approach toward life is very OBJECTIVE and MATERIALISIC (external) based…so anything you teach them they will make it quick MONEY/ FAME oriented or business related! More as Career than (Internal/Eternal Hindu way) Knowledge source, Mental Peace, Consciousness, Spiritual or Self-less Service/SEVA!
Many crazy westerners join few months of Hindu Yog training from Hundu/Indian teachers and then open some ‘XYZ Yoga” studio in America/West, claming one as Expert/ Guru / Yogi/ Yogini, etc to mint money by fooling ignorant/innocent people.
Thus, American Yoga became just name, not TRUE 6000+ years old Hindu Yoga practice!
YOG, an integral Hindu way of life in 12000+ years old Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism) civilization in India.
Hindu YOG lifestyle, exactly opposite to western thinking, is Scientifically & Systematically designed by our Hindu Rishis/Sages – Kapil Muni, Maharshi Patanjali & others to get rid of BHOG (Materialism) and ROG (Diseases).
Thus, Many Yoga teachers in America made their Yoga practices totally worthless as per true Yoga principles! It has become just substitution to Aerobics or Gym, without inner benefits of Body-Mind-Soul-Cosmos (BRAHMAN stage) Union, which is core of Hindu Yog-Sutras.
You may not find many authentic Hindu/Indian Yoga studios in USA, because Hindus knew since start that Americans doing Yoga wrong!
Recently, CBS This Morning show has raised this issue in small story to realize what’s wrong with American yoga practitioners, how they are doing yoga wrong!
Why Indians say Americans are doing yoga wrong
How West/Americans trying to Digest/ Appropriate/ Colonized Yoga
Here Mr Malhotra exposed how west is trying to Digest / Appropriate yoga practices and claming as if their own inventions as Mind Scinces, Mindfulness, Holistic Lifestyle, etc.
Correction- Its YOG not YOGA, westerners have pronunciation problem with Indian Sanskrit words. They add extra “A” to Indian names. e.g. Ram became RamA, Krishn became KrishnA, Dharm became DharmA, Karm became KarmA, etc.
Similarly, western civilization Digested/Appropriated many cultural practices from other non-western civilization like African, Native Americans, Old Native Europeans , Asians, etc but arrogantly propagated as their own culture and later finished the original source (competition) by claming it uncivilized/ Satanic/ Demonic!
Even many western festivals are from ancient non-western civilization, they copied/digested/appropriated and claimed monopoly over that!
Hindu color festival -“HOLI” is now celebrated in west (again wrongly) without giving credit or true information about its Hindu/Indian roots.
Western Hypocrisy – West will hit heavily on other country if anyone uses their Patent, Copyright, Trademark etc but same thing shouldn’t be applicable on them when they shamelessly copy and brand it as their own??
Westerners who understood True Hindu Yoga:
See Mr. Adam Carney from USA, who learnt Yoga from Hindu guru, is urging US people to learn authentic Yoga which is nice humble, non-materialistic and healthy way of life.
Bring a Humble Indian Yoga Teacher to America
Ms Stephanie Quirk, a New Zealander-qualified as a psychiatric nurse in NZ, is Pune India based BSK Iyengar Yoga student/teacher since 1987. Listen her experience of Indian/Hindu Yoga. She quotes “..before coming to Yoga…the Unimportant things were too Important in my Life and actual fact those thing lost their meaning…those things lost their importance (after Yoga)..”
Yoga gives Purpose and Meaning to Life..”Yoga is Philosophy, Science and Art – BSK Iyengar”
It seems, no matter how many hours of authentic training and lectures you give to such Materialistic /Self-centered/quick fame oriented westerners; very few will understand the importance of YOG in life as Inner Intuitive connection, Consciousness, Body-Mind-Soul-Cosmos Union!
Will they ever show some curtsey to Respect/Give credit to original authentic Hindu source??
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Image credit: screen shot from CBS clip
Sources: History of Yoga, Rajiv Malhotra lecture, CBS news, google search, youtube, twitter, and all links in the post.
Namaskar (Namaste)….Yoga is for all…Yoga for World Peace…
Put your hands together in Namaskar and look upon Someone or Something with Loving attention…..in 2-3 minutes you will begin to harmonize….
The physical World is a product of Polarities- Masculine and Feminine….Yin and Yang…Ida and Pingala…Shiva and Shakti…Right Brain or Left Brain…or whatever you may want to call that….
The longing to find union of Polarities is finding expressions through – Ambition, Conquest, Love, Sex, and Yoga…
Yoga means Union. Simplest form of Yoga is to put your hands together in Namaskar…
Namaskar brings harmony between two polarities within.
Put your hands together in Namaskar and look upon someone or something with Loving attention. In 3-5 minutes you will begin to harmonize.
Namaskar yourself into Peace…
Namaskar yourself into Love…
Namaskar yourself into Union…
Know the Union of Yoga on this International Yoga Day- 21 June 2015
Lets put our hands together and unite the world, may you unfold your being with folded hands….
Watch this beautiful Namaskar Yoga teaser for International Yoga Day Celebrations
Watch below Historical Significance of International Yoga Day Celebration by Indian Spiritual Guru Sri Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha Foundation, India.
For those who likes to read than watch, English transcript of clip is given below the clip followed by pictures of Simple Namaksar yoga poses for forthcoming International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015..
Historical Significance of International Yoga Day Celebration
Sadguru explains “…We have a significant event coming up United National has declared International Yoga Day…That means those of you living in yoga centre or associated with yoga Centres..,this is your Day! First time in the world…
Since Adi Yogi or 15000 years ago, since then many things have happened i terms of propagating yoga in terms of reaching out, many Administrations in the form of Kings took yoga and did things.. When Shri Krishna was here, people don’t recognize this for tremendous efforts that he took to have political systems and the spiritual process fuse as one this is what he wanted to achieve and he is not being credit with this people are only talking about the excessive butter he might have eaten , girls , flute , cows and dance whatever!
No that is not what his life is all about; his life is he strived out his adult life to bring the spiritual process and political process as one. He started about 1000 ashrams across the northern place (of India) no body acknowledge him for that. This is the body of his works….Because he did not want spiritual process to be an archival process somewhere in some ashram.
He wanted this to spread across the society above all those who ruled the nations must be spiritual in nature this was his intention and always mingling and handling his Kings and their affairs. But he himself chose never to became a King , he was a King maker in many ways but never a King. He had the army to become a King.
There was land on which his people lived; he could have become a King effortlessly. If he wanted to become a King, particularly the Pandavas would have given up their whole Kingdom and would have said you be the King, there is no question about that but he never ever became a King only wanted the Political and Spiritual process Together, this is he whole effort.
This is great that Narendra Modi- UN has declared Yoga Day and head of Indian State (PM Narendra Modi) is talking about it, is a big thing. We have been working to do this particularly in last 12-15 years; we have made many efforts to bring people who are the leaders of Nation to have some Spiritual process in their life. But for the first time the head of major nation (India) on the planet is talking about Yoga in public, in International forum and for the first time 177 countries get together to pass a resolution. Never before the history of United Nations 177 countries voted for anything for that matter.
So, the coming year is historical event in many ways. Because this could be a kind of foundation stone to make Scientific approach to the inner wellbeing of the human being – a World wide thing.
That if you want to be well, you don’t have to seek heaven’s help, –
-you can turn inward and fix it.
-you can run inward and create well being
You don’t have to look up, you don’t have to look down. You don’t have to seek Celestial help. Human wellbeing or the quality of Human Wellbeing essentially originating from within, if you wanna fix it or if you wanna Mess it up. Both can be done within you, this is the message when there is International Yoga Day, this is what it means.
The World is beginning to accept, human wellbeing is not in Heaven its within us! Its a tremendous step for the world and here we have big plans what we want to do in the next…”
Significance of 21st June Day:
“….This is a historic event and its wonderful that it is timed at the time or begining of Dakshinayana i.e on June 21st is a International Yoga Day indicated the shifting of relationship between the sun and the planet from North to South. When Adi Yogi turned south and became Dakshina-Murty to deliver whole dimension of Yoga, Knowledge or this whole Sphere of understanding the Mechanics of Human Being in relation to the
Mechanics of Cosmos (Brahmand) and how one can transcends. How this can be a tiny little creature (body) or how this can become a Cosmic being.. This possibility he opened on this day. It s truly wonderful that day is recognized as the International Yoga Day…”
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