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From “Post Lineage Yoga” to “Post Scholar Yoga”… in 5 days ..

Why do “Yoga Scholars” fear Yoga Lineages…? The importance of lineage can’t be underestimated. A lineage ensures that the accumulation of spiritual wisdom, of many lifetimes of experimentation are not lost. Until the arrival of the “Blind belief is king” ideologies approximately 1400 years ago, lineages were the organically evolved repositories of the accumulated learning …

Can Non Hindus “do Yoga” without “becoming Hindu”? No…. but

Can Non Hindus “do yoga” without becoming Hindu? This question is being asked with increasing frequency …. a “Hindu” answers… If you continue to practise yoga diligently, you will learn WHAT you are. You will become intimately familiar with your own body and in doing so become familiar with every body. When you continue, you …

“Who Owns Yoga? – Its Universal!”

Whenever a Hindu stands to challenge the corruption of YogaVidya, the science and art of Yoga, uncoloured folks leap up and scream ” if the truth is universal how far can a particular culture go in claiming ownership of that universal truth?”. In shouting this, I feel that a certain shallowness is revealed or perhaps …

The rise of the “Evangelizing Yoga Colonialist”.

There is a huge problem with men whose childhood has been marred by low esteem or the lack of adequate positive nurturing. As these men age, they over compensate and a trait appears which is identifiable as narcissism… and they remain ‘man child”. This phenomenon is particularly widespread in post colonial societies, especially with white …

Can “White” people lead Kirtan? A yogini asks

A question was posed yesterday by a dear “white” yoga practitioner “Can white people lead Kirtan?” Unlike an irrelevant question irreverantly asked, a genuine beautiful question respectfully asked warrants an appropriately loving reply …. “Thank you dear friend, as you say it’s an intricate web of threads. Imagine if you will the following story. In …

350,000 lost British Dalits?

Britains Disappearing Dalits – Where have 350,000 British Citizens gone?

This Sunday, the Sunday Times added its own significant weight to the long running campaign to vilify and denigrate British Hindus, by declaring that 50,000 British Dalits were suffering from the scourge of “caste discrimination”.  In doing so Jon Ungoed-Thomas has merely served to declare to the world, just precisely the degree to which the Colonialists …

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The bifurcation of Yoga and Sanatan Dharma continues ….

 “Separating Yoga from Hinduism, is like trying to separate Shiva from Shakti, water from wetness, love from life. A fools errand promoted by those who know of neither, but are intent on the destruction of both” Satish K Sharma For thousands of years Hindus have been practising what the west calls “Yoga” and what the …

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Why the British £5.00 notes are adharmic and also “bad karma”

The unnecessary use of “animal derived products” is spiritually and morally harmful to both Hindus and to the planet according to the standards and principles of non-violence, a principle famously articulated by Mahatma Gandhi and recognised and understood globally as a cornerstone of Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism). Our scriptures advise that all living creatures are members …