Eldest of the Kaurava brothers in the epic Mahabharata. Dualities; the pairs of opposites e. Dvapara or Dwapara Yuga Dwaapara Yuga: The third of the four yugas in the Hindu religion.
The Spiritual Deception of Yoga William - Fife, Scotland It is the purpose of this short testimony to show that yoga is a spiritual deception.
If you think that you can use yoga only for physical training and not be affected by its spiritual side, you are wrong. You are wrong if you believe the many websites and teachers in the West who declare that yoga is just a harmless physical exercise.
The Bible warns of such spiritual seduction: Speaking from my own experience, I am convinced that yoga is one of the seducing doctrines God expressly warns about in the above scripture. I started yoga at age 16, and practiced every day for hours.
It seemed to strengthen my body and improve my flexibility. At the age of 18, I dived into it I was at that time unemployed and did some hours of yoga daily.
I was convinced that yoga enlightened my own spiritual intelligence and enhanced my physical fitness. I would have vehemently denied that there is anything religious in yoga or that I was in any way influenced by the spiritual or religious aspects of yoga.
The following is why I think differently today.
The Sanskrit word yoga actually means "union" or "yoking", aiming at bringing about the union of the human spirit with the spirit of the universe. But what is more deeply meant is a separation from the physical illusion of life. A great part of Hindu teaching is that this world and all we see, is nothing more than an illusion.
Ironically, while yoga in the west is, more often than not, promoted as a way to achieve health and a better way of living; in the east, where it originated, it is more openly understood to be a way of dying. In Hindu and Buddhist writings yoga is described as the only sure way of escaping the endless cycle of reincarnation and the laws of karma, thereby enabling someone to reach the Hindu idea of heaven named "moksha" — or in the terminology of Buddhist teachings, to return to the buddhistic void named "Sunyata" - where the idea of it being a way of dying reaches its finality.
Moksha is by most Hindu schools understood to mean the state "which is beyond being", while "Sunyata" means simply emptiness. Both of these accomplishments have, as their finality, the destruction of the self.
In other words, the physical exercises and positions "asanas"along with the breathing techniques "pranayama"and meditation "dhyana" were originally developed for VERY spiritual and religious reasons.
The Bhagavad Gita testifies of it in over 50 verses, and certainly it would be difficult not to classify the Bhagavad Gita as a guide to Hindu religion. Many people involved with psychedelic drugs were and are still today attracted to any experience that offered an expansion of conscience, or a change of perceived reality.
It was due to this changing Western drug culture that many Hindu missionaries among other spiritual leaders peddling new religions slowly began to realise that through the new psychedelic experiences, the West was now entertaining a transcendental experience, or non-physical reality that it had previously been unaware of—or more likely, had simply chosen to ignore.
Mind expansion, or altered states of conscience and a search for spirituality, without the constraints of religion were suddenly all the rage, and anything that offered a new experience was sought after with great interest.
Very few questions were asked as to the source of these new highs and experiences. Thus the West was gradually introduced to an ancient Eastern religion through the medium of yoga. One of the Lies Today One branch or path of yoga is called Hatha Yoga and this is probably what most people in the West associate with the word "yoga" — believing it is being practised only for mental and physical health.
These are all positions which are designed to welcome Hindu gods. In the Hatha Yoga Pradipika it mentions the following in chapter one: Yogi Svatmarama … explains the science of hatha for one reason — Raja Yoga.
Raja Yoga, however, is chiefly concerned with the cultivation of the mind through meditation. Shiva is also known as the Destroyer of evil or Yogeshwara Lord of Yogis. Therefore, the idea that Hatha Yoga is "purely physical" is very much once again a distortion of the truth in other words, an outright lie and indeed begs the question "Why the cover up or confusion?
One needs only look at such practices as Ouija boards, Tarot cards, Astrology signs and symbols may all seem harmless to some, but like yoga, they have an idea attached to them that is the problem.
A further example that shows how something physical can have spiritual implications is to be found in the account of the Garden of Eden.VEDA - Information resource for Vedas, Vedic knowledge and philosophy, culture and related topics. Vedic Encyclopedia, Bhakti-yoga in vedas, Library.
The Scripture ~ “The Lord is good to all, God has compassion on all that. Thank you so, so much for sharing your experience with yoga-this reached me by God's grace in the nick of time.
I have been a Christian for about 4 years and initially saw yoga as just a type of exercise, like swimming or weights, which my roommate introduced me to about years ago.
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Bhakti yoga is the easy path to God. If this path is followed with faith and devotion then one can evolve faster on the sptritual path.
If one prays for worldly pleasures, then one will gain these pleasures only and not God.