[QUOTE=The Scales;36060]Hinduism is built on the yoga.
Therefore my friend - Hinduism arose from yoga and not the other way around.
Meaning the entire religion sprung up from the knowledge gained through the practice of yoga, and by Yoga I mean internal yoga, and by internal yoga i specifically mean altered states of consciousness and deep meditation and single pointed concentration.
Yoga is not the province of Indians, it is the province of all.
These altered states and deep meditation are not the invention of some specific people. They are the potentiality of all sentient beings . . . in whatever universe across the breadth of infinite time.
Indians did not create this potentiality within sentient beings.
All the various shat karmas, Asanas, and kumbhakas are not required to reach altered states of consciousness and deep meditation. They are friendly supports, but not requirements.
[B]Undoubtedly the precious gurus in india made monumental contributions to the Art. But I highly doubt they would claim it as their own and the province of a specific people. [/B]
Yoga is not Hinduism.
All of the Blue Dudes, and Symbols, and sounds, arose from the yoga - which is the means to know.
[B]Hinduism is cultural.
Yoga is Universal. [/B]
On the Planet Quasar in the second Universe from the left, the quasarians discovered these same things.
The mantras are universal. Sound is universal. The secrets are hidden in plain view.
Ah La La.
Nailed it! But in the year 2012 after thousands of years have passed we who are here now can see the two are not divisable yet if Hinduism and all the mistaken isms of man were to vanish today the truth of Yoga would still be present as long as a human form exists.
These in a human form would discover these truths likely through the very act of breathing first eventually they would give it a name perhaps call the practice Simon. Then a whole religion would grow around the practice of Simon called Bop- Ditty-Bop. Bop-Ditty-Bop would grow into a full blown ism religion.
Thousands of years would pass Simon would still be Simon but Bop-Ditty-Bop would have developed many new thing like the Cat Godess Bell with a litter Scoop in one Hand the other with Claws sprung Mouth wide open with tongue curled back symbolizing the Mudra we call kechari. The cat as a natural Hatha Yogi in our terms would be revered in that branch of Simon as the Divine Bop-Ditty of all poses, and symbolized Standing on a human demanding things be done for her.
I think we can all see where this is going…