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Hindu Yoga, having Mind Science and Health benefits, is now fastest growing $80+ billion business with $10+ billion in USA only. West as per their tendency now wants to control and own Yoga…But do they know Metaphysics of Yoga, Meditation and Sanskrit Mantra Chanting? Can it fit to their Abrahmic system?
Learn in details with following 2 important videos.
MUST SEE both videos even if bit long discussion. It’s worth watching…Indian origin American best selling Author/Researcher in Indic studies Mr. Rajiv Malhotra is sharing his valuable 25+ years research on the topic.
Many new ideas, scientific information, understand Yoga on Metaphysical level…how it is benefited to Mind and Body.
Rajiv Malhotra discussing Metaphysics and Science behind Hindu Yoga practices:
How west is appropriating/digesting Hindu yoga
Metaphysics and mind science of Yoga
Can it fit into western Abrahmic religions?
Mr Rajiv Malhotra’s discussion with a Western White Hindu Lady:
Digestion/Appropriation of Yoga by West
Metaphysics of Hinduism Vs Abrahmic religions
Effect of Meditation and Yoga on Body and mind
Metaphysics of Sanskrit Mantra Chanting on Mind
Why Sanskrit Mantra Chanting can’t be substitute with other language words
Why on one hand west is Digesting Hindu Yoga & other side there is deliberate Hinduphobia in west
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.