I’ll start listening when you get around to the “how” part.
Do you plan to go up to Christian fundamentalists and Muslim fanatics and say “accept our divine science (without either getting laughed at, beaten up, or having a fatwa issued on you)?”
Or do you think that going around and saying “Yoga = Divine science” will convince Westerners their ways are not as superior as they once thought?
What do you plan to do when Westerners start claiming Yoga for themselves and start utilizing it as nothing more than a commercialized exercise program (oh wait, they already are)?
Whats the next step when Westerners continue to deride India as nothing but a shit hole and a toilet with the big turd stain called Hinduism (oh damn, I think that’s also happening)?
I simply cannot wait for an answer. How could I not love this idealism when it causes weak and divided Hindus to elect corrupt, anti-Hindu, Christian butt-kissing parties to our government?
How could I not love this exact kind of universalistic idealism that has resulted in Hindus being one of the most religiously and academically persecuted people in history?
Nevertheless, I trust in your wisdom blindly. To hell with all the missionary activity, Islamic fundamentalism, and foreign aggression! Let’s just move on with our lives while bigots continually destroy our culture![/QUOTE]
Someone told me “Charity begins at home.” So, if I want to keep my street clean, the first thing I must do is stop throwing garbage outside. If I want to improve the world, first I must improve myself.
Let us acknowledge all as humans first. Being at peace with oneself will slowly lead to Universal Peace.
Someone here asked, why Indians allowed themselves to be “attacked, raped and pillaged”. Well, a good amount of decadence must have set in at that time.
However, this time, we will rise and also take the world with us. Let us forever remember what Bharat means. “Bha” is light and “rata” is being engaged in.
And yes. You need not trust anyone blindly. Humans everywhere [B]are[/B] seeking the truth. Increasingly, they are finding Yoga to be the authentic and universal way, in which fundamental elements, which have no debate are taken as a starting point.
Languages and cultures could be different. Yoga is the same. For example Hindus refer to “atman” and “atma-shakti”. Christians refer to “soul” and “holy ghost”. Muslims refer to “rooh” and “roohani taquat”. (Someone please correct me if I am wrong).
Irrespective of religion, everyone wants to experience peace. So then, even Yoga needs to start with at least a glimpse of real inner peace.
I have seen the change due to yoga that does take place in persons afflicted with addictions, doing time in prisons, and still others living aimlessly. These people belong to all castes, creeds and religions. It is the experience that these people got from Yoga that is the motivating factor.
These are the days of [I]“baap dikha nahin to karr shradd!”[/I] (Excuse me, non-hindi knowing members). Plus there is a lot of impatience. It is the age of instant foods.
The Introductory Practice of Mahayoga, is one practice that addresses today’s mindset. It is simple, gives instant experience and costs nothing.
Thousands have tried it and appreciated the experience. You too can try it out. Forget the world, for the time being!