Is there any benefit in practicing yoga?

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  1. Iamsam profile image61
    Iamsamposted 5 years ago
    Rabindranath R Maharaj was descended from a long line of Brahmin priests and trained as a Yogi. He meditated for many hours each day, but gradually disillusionment set in. In DEATH OF A GURU he describes vividly and honestly Hindu life and customs, tracing his difficult search for meaning and his struggle to choose between Hinduism and Christ.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
      Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ... of course there is. That this man/author could not find it, only means he was not applying the science of Yoga realistically or accurately. His doubt and his lack of faith has hindered him in his search for God. Happiness is found within in connection to the love of God. How can you go wrong if the search and the reception is real?????

      1. Iamsam profile image61
        Iamsamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Please read the full story here as he was practiced yoga for a long time before he quit.

        You may read the story here: … haraj.html

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
          Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          no thanks. why would I?

  2. Castlepaloma profile image75
    Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago

    The Bible does not prohibition against yoga. If one refers to a purely physical exercise focused on flexibility, strength and toning. My daughter has great results doing Yoga.

    Yet, Biblical prohibition against "yoga" one refers to transcend the physical involves something mystical .

    Like fighting over imaginary friends.

    1. Iamsam profile image61
      Iamsamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Exercise is good for body.  But going deep into yoga is not Biblical.  By practicing Yoga one is trying to get into spiritual realm illegally. 

      The only legal way to get into spiritual realm is through Jesus Christ.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image75
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Says what legal God?
        Nobody has been to this Spiritual world and come back to tell us about it physically or legally. The word God is not in the American Constitution, yet the freedom of Religion is. Yoga is a legal Religion as atheist is an American legal Religion both protected.

        So everyone is welcome to their own Spiritual elusions, as long it dose not harm anyone. Personally I think Christianity has done more harm than good. At least most Christians don't believe in eternal prison hell anymore to support their imaginary legal  fairytale.

        1. Iamsam profile image61
          Iamsamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Whether you believe it or not.  Jesus is the only way for salvation.  Anything that divert us from Christ is illegal. 

          You cannot see the wind, yet it has power to destroy a city.  It is not working  on the basis you your belief.    It acts on its way at its time.   

          Just like that there is a God who controls this world.  Hell is real as heaven.  Whether you believe it or not doesn't matter.  When your time come you will feel it and enjoy it.  Wish you all the best

          1. Castlepaloma profile image75
            Castlepalomaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            You can see a legal God when most of us can't. I bet my imagination is more powerful than yours. The few Hard Christians like you have the most nonsense approach on who will legally end up in heaven.

            Hitler who was born and die a Catholic lead Naziism slogans :God is with Us. Has a better chance then a non believer like me, who is a high degree of honesty and done no harm. With my illegally lifestyle, I will end up in hell.

            If you are right
            I will burn in pools of lava and be raped forever by Satanic monkeys.
            Like most soft Christians with most frequent sins of fornicators. I will go with the vast majority who think hell dose not exist. If hell dose exist and God is all loving, then most of us play in a hot nightclub with most of our love ones.

            Choose your imagination wisely, because everything you had achieved in your lifetime and for mankind was all once imaginated.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
              Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Jesus is God. Krishna is God. They are Self-realized in that they are aware of their oneness with God. Yoga means joining God. Therefore Krishna and Jesus brought the same Message and Truth.
              Aum, Amen.

              1. Castlepaloma profile image75
                Castlepalomaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                There is another myth when Jesus came alive again from the cave. Then traveled to India. Hindus do have alot of similarities as Christians. May taken many of their ideas and created their own God also borrowed from the book of the Jews. OT.  All inspired by an invisible man in the sky. The worlds longest string of fairytales ever told.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this


  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years ago

    God is not a figment of imagination in the sky! God is the energy all around us and in us. 
    Can you find God?
    I can!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am a maverick a strong individual who is the king of my own domain.
      Who can't be hypnotised by any group or programs to be like a cow or sheep follower.

      On an entertainment stage, twice hypnotist tried to hypnotized me, I could not go under. I see the same glossy eyed and crazed look on Christians faces when they are totally pocessed.
      Mass hypnotized happens in Nationaism thats even more dangerous. I can't live a box just fixing all the damage cracks to prevent unlimited thinking and freedom that provents me from contributing to the world. I can't support the heirachary wealthy who are your true owners and world champion BSers. They own your job, most of the good land, they own your home, the media and own your mind and own you.

      From my imagination that is closest thing to being God-like. I  have unlimited abilities to confront every major problem I want to.  Solving problems brings a great deal of happiness. A person who only follows from their over ego group in this over ego world is screwed. I Can't think for themselves wail being programs by their hypnotists. Hypnotized in a form of organization's Superstition, lead by fear and continuous conflicts in this world. They don't lead their own unattached love, or unlimited free thinking or to let and let live. Basically it's more harmful than good for your personal growth.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        well, Yes! freedom is vital to personal growth.

        Freedom within common sense boundaries. Was religion meant to hypnotize? No! But humans seem to be prone to becoming hypnotized and others take advantage of that propensity. It is sad (under statement) when one becomes hypnotized by state or religion. So I agree, CastlePaloma.

        Yoga however does not hypnotize. Yoga brings forth union with God, which Jesus taught.

        Perhaps the author could go back to his roots, once he clearly understands Jesus, and truly ascend
        ... as Jesus did.


        1. MizBejabbers profile image87
          MizBejabbersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          The Romans took away the "church" from Jesus' followers and by using Paul, propagandized it into a controlling tool. Saul/Paul, the Jew, was a Roman citizen, and the New Testament is their handiwork. I'm afraid I laugh when anybody wants to tell me that I have to use the Jesus of Roman propaganda to be saved from a Hell they created.  Jesus' teachings that precede the Roman church says otherwise. When the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, the church put up a several year fight to keep them from being revealed to the public. Once the scrolls and the Gnostic Gospels were available to people who could read, the Roman myth was exposed.
          When someone asks me if I've found God, I ask "why, is he lost?" God has never deserted me, neither has Jesus. I left the church and am not a card-carrying Christian. I've learned more about God and Jesus since I left than I ever did in all the years of propaganda, control, sin and hell.

          Sorry, this forum was about Yoga. Yoga is a legitimate tool of spiritual seekers. If Marahaj wanted to regress from his path, that is his Karma.

  4. Castlepaloma profile image75
    Castlepalomaposted 5 years ago

    You pretty well said, Jesus is the be all and end all.  Among most of the world population in the world, they are not even aware of Jesus.

    Then you have a Pope who believes in Aliens are our Saviors. That hell does not exist. Animals go to heaven. He believes in the Big Bang and Evolution. That breaks the tradition and rules in the Bible all to hell.

    Then you have Western Judeo-Christian view is in the process of a paradigm shift toward the same perspective as yogic India.

    Then Muslim have the same God.

    Only thing in common with all these monotheism Religion is their God is the Right God.

    Very little real historical facts in the Bible, it made up of many disjoined poems, stories and scripts.

    Then how is every word in the Bible is universal truth and Universal knowledge?

    1. Iamsam profile image61
      Iamsamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Jewish people had scribes who were in charge of the manuscripts. They were so meticulous about doing it perfect that they counted all the paragraphs, words and even letters so they would know if they had copied correctly. They even knew the middle letter of each book so they could count back and see if they had missed anything.

      The oldest complete copy of a Hebrew Old Testament in museums today are dated about A.D.1000. That’s a long time after the originals were written (1450-400 B.C.), so one could question if after many centuries of copying we really have the original words. That’s where the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 is so helpful. These well-preserved texts date back to 100 B.C. Amazingly, there is virtual agreement between the Dead Sea Scrolls and those dated 1,100 years later! This proves we can trust the Hebrew copies of the Old Testament that are existing today.

      The reliability of the New Testament Greek texts is even more certain than the Old Testament texts. The New Testament was written A.D.45 – A.D.90. Some fragments of Greek texts exist that date back to A.D.120 and A.D.150. That’s only 35-100 years after the originals that Paul, John, Luke and others wrote! Another big help is that there are 4000-5000 New Testament Greek manuscripts existing today. By comparing these many copies, scholars can weed out possible copying mistakes. Compare these two factors of Date and Number of existing manuscripts and copies with other literature that historians consider accurate

      1. Castlepaloma profile image75
        Castlepalomaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Religion is like a history class without the facts. I build historical  museum displays and work really hard too. How come Smithsonian scientist or I don't accept the Creatiism assuming the world is only 6000 years old. Then you have most people believe humans began at least 200,000 years old. We have millions of fossil of 100s of millions years old dinosaurs.

        How come we missed the bones of Adam 16 feet tall, King Og 14 feet tall! Noah was 12 feet tall, he died at age 950 years old and he knew Adam for 40 years,. Modern man is 6 feet tall, yet each generation keeps getting taller.

        Why? Because they are myths, a series of organization of Superstition and Supernatural heros made up to entertain Hebrews the fact that they did not have air conditioning in the desert. Much like the top series of Hollywood fantasy film that entertain people today.

  5. Bede le Venerable profile image95
    Bede le Venerableposted 5 years ago

    The question concerned yoga; I place this info into the fray:

    Fr. Gabriele Amorth (1925-2016) was the chief exorcist for the diocese Rome and author of two books on his experiences. He performed tens thousands of exorcisms in his lifetime. He called yoga “satanic.”

    Fr. Gary Thomas, chief exorcist of the diocese of San Jose, CA, says, “When someone doing yoga acknowledges and calls upon spirits or energies attached to certain exercises, this creates serious problems. I know this for fact because I have had people who are fervent yoga users come to me with problems when they have given homage to the gods attached to the movements of the yoga.”

    Fr. Vincent Lampert, chief exorcist for the diocese of Indianapolis says, “The benefit of yoga for purely exercising is not the issue. What is concerning is the calling upon of energies, spirits, or forces when doing these practices.”

    For serious practitioners, yoga is more than bodily exercise; it involves a spiritual dimension that calls upon impersonal forces. Based on the experiences of these exorcists, one needs great care to avoid opening the door to the demonic.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My daughter dose yoga most days.

      Should I send her to a Exorcist clergyman to be checked out?

      1. Bede le Venerable profile image95
        Bede le Venerableposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I doubt she needs an exorcism; you may want to caution her about the spiritual dimension. Can one use it simply as a form of bodily exercise? I don’t think so, since, to my understanding, the spiritual and physical go together.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image75
          Castlepalomaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I have only seen most people either brainwashed, and hypnotized. like into mainstream  heirachary programes and systems like Religion and worst Nationaism.

          My daughter is fearless like me. She is deep into yoga, I could tell her what you said. She won't believe what I say, because I have prank her too many times in the pass.

          What demoniac symptom should I be aware of. The only photo I have of her full body of my daughter is in a custom of Satan on Halloween, including horns and forked tail. Everytime I show it to other people, tbey yell out ...SATAN!!!! SATAN!!!

          What is next thing to watch out for. Maybe swearing horrible words at me about living in Hell!.  Gashing teeth , walking over the barbecue coals, throwing up all her vegetables, or swimming into rivers of lava into the lake of fire.

          1. Bede le Venerable profile image95
            Bede le Venerableposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            What are the signs of demonic troubles? In truth, I prefer not to study this field too much as it gives me the creeps.

            From what I know, some symptoms might include hearing inexplicable noises such as rattling chains, footsteps, derisive laughter, blasphemous shouts, etc. There may be an intense aversion to religious items such as icons, statues, or entering a church; a possessed person often has supernatural strength or speaks in foreign languages they’ve never studied; they and others in a room may experience horrible stenches and levitation of objects, etc.

            This is a short list, by no means exhaustive.


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