Is Yoga Hinduism?


#1488

Sanatana Dharma means 'Eternal Dharma' not the other way around.

The acharyas of vedic shools of thought have refuted non vedic one's, i agree to it. But they are all a part of hinduism. There are schools which do not accept vedas[including charvaka] as ultimate authority but still they are part of hinduism.


#1489

Neither, both are trapezoids.


#1490

Yoga gurus from India later introduced yoga to the West, following the success of Swami Vivekananda in the late 19th and early 20th century. In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core. One of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism is also called Yoga, which has its own epistemology and metaphysics, and is closely related to Hindu Samkhya philosophy.:grinning:


#1491

Bhagwan Osho posts this thread
"yoga is not a religion-remember that. Yoga is not Hindu,
it is not Mohammedan. Yoga is a pure science just like mathematics, physics or chemistry. Physics
is not Christian physics is not Buddhist. If Christians have discovered the laws of physics, then
too physics is not Christian. It is just accidental that Christians have come to discover the laws of
physics. But physics remains just a science. Yoga is a science – it is just an accident that Hindus
discovered it. It is not Hindu. It is a pure mathematics of the inner being. So a Mohammedan can
be a yogi, a Christian can be a yogi, a Jain, a buddha can be a yogi."