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One diversion is the now common and incorrect view that Yoga is a physical fitness program, rather than a process of moving towards the realization of the unity Yoga of the individual and the universal consciousness.
This is addressed in the article Modern Yoga versus Traditional Yoga. The other diversion is the view that Yoga is but one aspect of a religion known as Hinduism.
However, few of these modern Yoga practitioners realize that it is extremely questionable whether there even exists a singular, unified religion known as "Hinduism". Rather than being religious, the word "Hindu" historically was a geographic, social, and cultural term. The Indic history is one of tremendous diversity of principles and practices, and has only recently in history been invented into the concept of a single, homogenized "religion" called "Hinduism".
If there is, in fact, no unified religion known as Hinduism, then it can hardly be accurately claimed that Yoga is part of that religion, much less that Yoga itself is "a religion". See also the paper by Dr.
The origins and usages of the terms are not universally agreed upon. Some say that the terms were not used by the indigenous people until fairly recently in history, brought on by foreign peoples and governments, not their own evolution.
Many say that the original collective term used for the diverse teachings of this region of the world is " Dharma " or " Sanatana Dharma.
This aggression can be strongly experienced by practitioners of pure non-theistc yoga, which is not necessarily linked with or promoting of any of the various sects of deity worship. Then reflect on the geographic regions of Africa, America including north, central, and southand Europe or any other region of the world.
Imagine for a moment that somebody tried to talk to you about "religions" known as Africanism, Americanism and Europeanism. Anything that had ever been done in Europe, for example, in the name of spiritual or religious practice throughout human history would be lumped under one umbrella "religion" which had various denominations, sects or orders of "Europeanism".
So too, all of the practices done by any of the historical peoples in the Americas would be considered to be part of the "Americanism" religion. Imagine you live in the United States or Canada and somebody asks you "Why does your religion practice human sacrifice?
Imagine that you live in one of the modern European countries and that you are asked about your personal relationship with Thor, the "Europeanism" god of Thunder. Just because there are historical religious practices in relation to Thor, this does not mean that there is a "Europeanism" with this view, or than any person in modern Europe can be presumed to follow this god.
These examples are similar to what has happened in the "religion" of Hinduism. Africa, America, Europe and Hindustan "Hindu land", is one of the popular names of India each have their own unique and beautiful characteristics.
However, it is a gross distortion of the realities of religion and spiritual practices to refer to these as "religions" of Africanism, Americanism, Europeanism and Hinduism. So too is the case with Yoga. While there are surely people who think of themselves as Yogis and Hindus, with one being part of the other, this is not a necessity or generally accurate.
Many similar examples can be thought of. For example, an apple is an apple. If you want an apple, you ask for an apple. You do not merely ask for a fruit and then quietly hope for an apple.
In my own tradition, Swami Rama has made it quite clear that ours is a meditative tradition of the Himalayan caves, emphasizing Yoga, and has nothing to do with any of the institutions in the plains of India. Because they are only offered as a most general overview, source information is not included.
The ancestors of the present day Hindus did not identify themselves as Hindus. It is secular in origin. It is derived from the word Sindhu, which is the name of a major river that flows in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent.
The ancient Greeks and Armenians used to refer the people living beyond the river Sindhu as Hindus and gradually the name stuck. When the Muslims came to the sub continent they called the people living in the region as Hindustanis to distinguish them from the foreign Muslims.
Subsequently when the British established their rule, they started calling the local religions collectively under the name of Hinduism. To use this term at all is inescapably a gross oversimplification. The idea, as inspired by the Enlightenment, was to study religion as a set of beliefs, and to open it up to rational enquiry.
The father was middle-class and British, and the mother, of course, was India. The circumstances of the conception are not altogether clear.
Gradually the distinction became primarily religious rather than ethnic, geographic, or cultural. It implies residence in a well-defined geographical area.
Hinduism entered the English language in the early 19th century to describe the beliefs and practices of those residents of India who had not converted to Islam or Christianity and did not practice Judaism or Zoroastrianism.
Almost everyone agrees that it was not the Hindus The Vedas, the Ramayana and the Bhagavad Gita, which today are seen by many as the religious texts of the Hindus, do not employ the word Hindu.Systematic Theology (Louis Berkhof) - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online.
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