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Excercise | Religion | Yoga = PURE SHAME

Can we humans ever believe in existence of peace and living peacefully ever!? The endless question of faith, religion and human beliefs shred people to fight within themselves. All this is about is – (Does doing YOGA makes you a HINDU ? ) – An article by BBC which makes me feel shredded in the way people, their thoughts and media makes all this look so irrelevant of whom you should be.

Yesterday, I saw a picture on FB about a comparison between Islam and Christianity where one religion forbids the intake of bacon and other one forbids the multiple wives. But both in common have a point to not let the woman take the command (Man is the Master). How ridiculous are the examples, we live in modern life – believe in science – study and use technology to stay connected. Still the common sense of brain and how you make your decisions in life are commanded by religion – as if your whole life depends on it. For some I do understand they never outgrow to see out of their own existence – the point I raise is – what if you ever started asking yourself for what you believed all your life with reasoning. This is all about how you see life. Your religion gives you a faith of string to hold on to when your world breaks but it will not help you to establish how to be yourself – who to trust – how to know what you see outside your world is right or wrong because you see in the walls of your knowledge written in your faith.

When I was 13, a wise man once told me – Don’t grow on your age but grow on your experiences. I did as I was told – Believed to see this world not as it was shown by the masses but rather I believed in exploring it myself to understand – I travelled. This did not mean disrespect or arrogance but all it meant was to be open to make your choices what the world offers you. People fight all over the world in name of religion – the biggest ever weapon we humans developed and killed more humans than the deadliest bacteria known. That was the day I ceased to belong to any religion but decided to know them all for knowing but not being a part of one.

Today, for once when I thought someone uses Yoga for exercise some nerd of religion somewhere raised a question that this was more about Hinduism! Oh yeah, it is but if you are so hell bent on religion don’t go beyond your knowledge of understanding what is what. As I said, religion is the weapon people will use – all their lives to fight – create doubt and remove the parity of understanding. I sound like a well grown out of religion but that is what it does when you ask yourself – can you live without one – Answer is you will. Use your common sense of prevalence as to what is right and wrong. Your religion tells you to eat one form of meat over other but the question I ask is – Can we not exist without meat? Killing a living being is still a killing? Your common faith and common sense will tell you a lot more if you ever asked a genuine question to yourself – Science has the answers.

Now that all said, a lot of BS – I know but the question stands – can we ever not take something for essence of its right and wrong than digging where it all came from. Another great example of how religion now shreds the healthy exercise some just did for sake of being fit than being followed to be a part of another religion. Yes, Yoga comes from Hinduism but if you do it – it will not certify put a stamp on you to be Hindu – you can still follow your religion but what now it does is put a lock on your head once again.

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5 comments on “Excercise | Religion | Yoga = PURE SHAME

  1. I hardly think any religion says “fight in the name of God”. But the masses are averse to really knowing their religions. So they just follow what the self proclaimed masters tell them.

    I have realized that people do not like to reason but just follow what everyone is doing. The Shepard and the sheep syndrome. What they don’t really realize is that they are just being fattened for the kill. This is because they almost never really take the study of religion seriously – but just want someone to distill them and give them a fast food diet of it.

    Its a uphill task to battle them. E.g. I do follow hinduism, but my thoughts of it are so widely varied from the thoughts of the more ‘religious’ minded elders that I have that it may almost seem like I am following a different religion. But take any of the teachings of the religious greats ( e.g. read Swami Vivekananda ) and they all say that one needs to introspect. Read the Bhagwad Gita and each translation has its own varied means. One set of translation talks of Krishna as a God and God telling you what to do in the literal means. Another set talks about how the Bhagwad Gita is a reference to not the literal fight but the fight within oneself.

    But do most people really think ? Of course not. They just follow what some half learned, un-realized, person is saying.

  2. Errm all the books/teachings mentioned above are based on books written by men….(exclusive rights eh heh)well all religions are meant to be understood more than be followed…when u understand…it becomes a part of you….and the problem lies in …we follow it more than understand it…and the leaders are….argh!!Our majority human race loves to follow…B…L…….I……N….D….L……Y……its all blind faith…which is used as a weapon of mass destruction….Religion being the highest form of Terrorism in disguise!!(Difference of opinion may differ…I just state my thoughts)

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