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Many Have Said Yoga Is Demonic Worship - If So - This Is Frightening!

 
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"Thousands of people stretched and posed on the streets of Times Square in a massive hot yoga practice that lived up to its name as temperatures in New York City climbed to nearly 100 degrees.

More than 14,000 people were expected on Wednesday to lay out on yoga mats and find their inner peace to celebrate the longest - and possibly hottest - day of the year with the summer solstice."


Read more: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
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In one way it looks incredibly focused peacefulness and evidence that many Americans are trying to attain a level of health and fitness. On another level it looks like a very large cultic type worship.
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Yoga has absolutely NOTHING TO DO with summer solstice ritualistic practices of people involved with wicca and black magic. If they are doing it in the USA, is because American society is fucked up. Yoga is not evil and only Christian fundamentalists and bible tards believe it.
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Yoga has absolutely NOTHING TO DO with summer solstice ritualistic practices of people involved with wicca and black magic. If they are doing it in the USA, is because American society is fucked up. Yoga is not evil and only Christian fundamentalists and bible tards believe it.
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That's funny...Hinduism and other yoga practicing religions all say that Yoga channels the spirits or gods of their faiths into the person using the yoga. How would that be Christian fundamentalist or bible tards? Those are the people that actually created the yoga movements...they claim the movement were taught to them to channel the energy of the universe, animals, spirits, gods, etc., then use that energy to guide, strengthen and unite their own lives. Make sure you know your info before you start throwing out accusations.
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This is just one accurate observation of a cult using yoga as a center of their religion.


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When the founding religion says it...it pretty much makes it so, right? You can't deny it just cause Christians ALSO say it.
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Pat Robertson said during one of his shows (hubby and I saw a clip on Youtube) that yoga was satanism.

Both our jaws dropped. Neither one of us are practicing Christians, nor do we practice yoga ... but come on ... how in the WORLD did that man equate yoga with satanism ???

Some of the stupidest things come out of that man's mouth and yet people continue to send him money. I kill brain cells trying to figure that out. ARGH!
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if it's not christian or islam it has to be evil/satanic religion such is the mindset of the religious nuts...of this world.
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Pat Robertson said during one of his shows (hubby and I saw a clip on Youtube) that yoga was satanism.

Both our jaws dropped. Neither one of us are practicing Christians, nor do we practice yoga ... but come on ... how in the WORLD did that man equate yoga with satanism ???

Some of the stupidest things come out of that man's mouth and yet people continue to send him money. I kill brain cells trying to figure that out. ARGH!
 Quoting: OnTheFence


You really must be aware of what yoga does. Just because they're not using the American hyped up analogies of people screaming out pleas for satan to enter them, doesn't mean they're not channeling or calling for spiritual embodiment, otherwise known as possession. Every single major teacher of yoga will tell you that you ARE CHANNELING SPIRITS into your body. You can't deny, that is NOT a CHRISTIAN definition, this is the statement of all the people who founded and teach yoga. Stop denying truth!


This is one more yoga teaching and defining group

"Steps of Nada Yoga
Focus attention on the spirit through visualization, mantramic repetition, or feeling the essence of your spirit.

Contemplate at the seat of the spirit, bringing the attention into union with the spirit. Repeat your contemplative mantra to increase awareness.

Through absorption, the spirit enters the inner channels of the Nada. It opens the blocked areas in these channels to the level of the ensouling entity. Do this for light and sound, or any other channels present in the domain in which you work."


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lets not forget the modern interpretation of yoga is quite recent - from wikipedia

The physical poses of Hatha Yoga have a tradition that goes back to the 15th century, but they were not widely practiced in India prior to the early 20th century. Hatha Yoga was advocated by a number of late 19th to early 20th century gurus in India, including Tirumalai Krishnamacharya in south India, Swami Sivananda in the north, Yogendra in Bombay, and Swami Kuvalyananda in Lonavla, Maharashtra.

tai chi is similarly recent - leans on old poses, but only became widespread in the mid 19th century.

are both these cases just signs of the 'revivalism' of that era, or did they become widespread for another reason?
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practicing yoga won't make you satanic, hindu or anything else that you don't want. Just like practicing a Japanese karate style won't make you Japanese.
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"Thousands of people stretched and posed on the streets of Times Square in a massive hot yoga practice that lived up to its name as temperatures in New York City climbed to nearly 100 degrees.

More than 14,000 people were expected on Wednesday to lay out on yoga mats and find their inner peace to celebrate the longest - and possibly hottest - day of the year with the summer solstice."


Read more: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: Idgits


These people are sad and messed up.
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Anything that sets you free from the controltards is considered evil because you no longer are their servant. Jesus was a spritual guy and taught the way but his teachings were stolen, hidden and changed by control freaks. religions are man made and the sheep just don't get it.
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practicing yoga won't make you satanic, hindu or anything else that you don't want. Just like practicing a Japanese karate style won't make you Japanese.
 Quoting: s. d. butler


You see...it's comments like this that make me kinda realize I've got it right when I take your comment with a grain of salt. To an ignorant person, your statement might make a lot of sense. But...to people who actually read, learn, practice, etc., your statement is foolishness and useless.

Karate IS A RELIGION, ask those who follow it "religiously". There is one other particular religion that is often associated with Karate, Zen Buddhism. Wether you are aware that you're practicing a religion or not doesn't matter. If I teach you my religious practices but never tell you they're in fact religious, it doesn't mean you're not practicing a religion. It just means you're doing something without knowledge or understanding of where it originated. If "gods" or "demons" or "fallen angels" have taught people to contact the spirits through certain poses and chants, then...when a person learns these poses and chants during an exercise session, the spirits are still going to be called through the poses and chants wether you meant to call them or not!
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There are 8 limbs of yoga the one that has different poses is called Hatha yoga, just stretching and balance, joining mind and body, no worship to any God, it has gotten so commercial in the last 15 years. I went in 1982 to Santa Barbara and got my yoga license when people thought yoga was the little guy on Star Wars. Yoga is all about moderation and not pushing the body, sounds like they were pushing hard in the hot weather. No has nothing to do with spells or witchcraft. Quite the opposite
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Zen Buddhism isnt a religion, it is a way of life. Buddha only tries to show you how to get through the hardships of life.A way of thinking.No Gods or Goddesses
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"Thousands of people stretched and posed on the streets of Times Square in a massive hot yoga practice that lived up to its name as temperatures in New York City climbed to nearly 100 degrees.

More than 14,000 people were expected on Wednesday to lay out on yoga mats and find their inner peace to celebrate the longest - and possibly hottest - day of the year with the summer solstice."


Read more: [link to www.dailymail.co.uk]
 Quoting: Idgits


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watching the "run up" to the elections and the "hopes and dreams" that are built as a result is like watching a dead mouse that is still able to make his exercise wheel go around because his nerves are still twitching that familiar motion...
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Yoga has absolutely NOTHING TO DO with summer solstice ritualistic practices of people involved with wicca and black magic. If they are doing it in the USA, is because American society is fucked up. Yoga is not evil and only Christian fundamentalists and bible tards believe it.
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Nahh,bullshit, I got an invitation to that and it specifically said to celebrate the summer solstice, I should come and meditate with them, bring my mat, something like that. I was trying to find it, proly threw it away. They picture females often standing like in prayer, claiming its "meditation". They have no idea what true meditation is. If you learn what God says, through the bible and then mutter it to yourself, especially when that particular message is needed in your life, like recalling healing scriptures if your sick, thatsmeditation. *Not* clearing your mind and contemplating your naval, or whatever that is they do. The exercises themselves are fine but they add pagan religion to it that needs to be left out. And, that's the truth, pagan-tard!
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its like saying step aerobics is Demonic, come on.
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Yoga has absolutely NOTHING TO DO with summer solstice ritualistic practices of people involved with wicca and black magic. If they are doing it in the USA, is because American society is fucked up. Yoga is not evil and only Christian fundamentalists and bible tards believe it.
 Quoting: UndercoverAlien


Nahh,bullshit, I got an invitation to that and it specifically said to celebrate the summer solstice, I should come and meditate with them, bring my mat, something like that. I was trying to find it, proly threw it away. They picture females often standing like in prayer, claiming its "meditation". They have no idea what true meditation is. If you learn what God says, through the bible and then mutter it to yourself, especially when that particular message is needed in your life, like recalling healing scriptures if your sick, thatsmeditation. *Not* clearing your mind and contemplating your naval, or whatever that is they do. The exercises themselves are fine but they add pagan religion to it that needs to be left out. And, that's the truth, pagan-tard!
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Like I said in the last 15 years it has gotten so commercial it is barely the same that first came to America, there are nuts all over and in everything we do. Praying is talking to God, meditation is listening to him
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Iam a traditional yogi , and yoga have nothing with all this non sense ideias of demoniac practices , spirits and all that bullshit...

yoga is not religion, yoga is more like science than anything else, is the hindu ancient science methodology of self-realization.


go study and meet real yogis before start to repeat that non sense that fundamentalist terrorists religions spred out...



yoga can be practiced by anyone, no matter what religion you follow , you can be also atheist, or whatever you want....


yoga is yoga.
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and dont think that asanas is all... yoga is much more than only asanas... americans , and most of westerns dont know nothing about traditional yoga. they thubk that is only fitness...

lol
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who want to know the real royal yoga path search about guru gorakshanath and the Kanphata yogis . they origineted it.

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Never fails, people mock what they don't understand, or goes against what they believe......open your mind. Just cause a book says something is wrong doesn't mean it is.
No one is perfect. A babe before walking will first stumble and fall many times but NEVER gives up until he succeeds.

Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

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Yoga is an eastern religion. It's purpose is to connect with pagan deities. We are told explicitly by Paul in the Bible that such deities are demons. It's that simple.

In fact the Yogi's themselves admit as much:

""Is Yoga a religion that denies Jesus Christ? Yes. Just as Christianity denies the Hindu MahaDevas such as Siva, Vishnu, Durga and Krishna, to name a few, Hinduism and its many Yogas have nothing to do with God and Jesus (though we do respect that others believe in this way). As Hindus who live the Yogic lifestyle, we appreciate when others understand that all of Yoga is all about the Hindu religion. Modern so-called 'yoga' is dishonest to Hindus and to all non-Hindus such as the Christians."

Danda,
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(Classical Yoga Hindu Academy)"

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the problem of westerns is that they dont even try to overstand anything off the abraamic influence ( cristianism, judaism, islamism) world arent only just this...

western say that hindus have lots of gods , but that is wrong interpretation... that so called 'gods' of hindu panteon are antropomorfic archetypal methodology of knowledge transmission


hindus dont belive that there is a 'blue guy on heaven' , they undestand it as methodology, and they use that methodology in every aspect of their lifes

even jesus went to india to have initiation into that method, in india jesus is recognized as ishanath , the famous yogi of israel.

and remember, yoga, and sanathan dharma have so much distortion nowadays, even in india after the british colonizators that mixed and spred confusion into hindus..


study a little more after judging it only by western religion point of view , or you only will be a another fool saying what you dont know ...
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Yoga is an eastern religion. It's purpose is to connect with pagan deities. We are told explicitly by Paul in the Bible that such deities are demons. It's that simple.

In fact the Yogi's themselves admit as much:

""Is Yoga a religion that denies Jesus Christ? Yes. Just as Christianity denies the Hindu MahaDevas such as Siva, Vishnu, Durga and Krishna, to name a few, Hinduism and its many Yogas have nothing to do with God and Jesus (though we do respect that others believe in this way). As Hindus who live the Yogic lifestyle, we appreciate when others understand that all of Yoga is all about the Hindu religion. Modern so-called 'yoga' is dishonest to Hindus and to all non-Hindus such as the Christians."

Danda,
Dharma Yoga Ashram
(Classical Yoga Hindu Academy)"

[link to www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com]
 Quoting: SevenThunders


Yoga is not a religion, have you ever heard someone say oh, I believe in yoga , , when doing yoga nothing is said about Jesus or God, now remember we are talking about Hatha yoga, postures. I follow Jesus as my saviour, but my Jesues lets me see all men and there beliefs, he doesnt tell me to only see him, there are many roads that lead to him and the Father, I wont tell others my road is the only one
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"Evil" is merely disharmony. That's what it boils down to, if we think of all the things that society generally considers "evil", it's acts that create disharmony among living things and the environment around them.

Take a second to really comprehend that statement, and you'll find it true. So when someone tells me some people stretching peacefully is evil, all I see are intentionally ignorant religious zealots living a life of fear.

- peace
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"Evil" is merely disharmony. That's what it boils down to, if we think of all the things that society generally considers "evil", it's acts that create disharmony among living things and the environment around them.

Take a second to really comprehend that statement, and you'll find it true. So when someone tells me some people stretching peacefully is evil, all I see are intentionally ignorant religious zealots living a life of fear.

- peace
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amen.
No one is perfect. A babe before walking will first stumble and fall many times but NEVER gives up until he succeeds.

Always remember, ultimately, to never follow any person's belief. Your relationship with God is between you and God.

If nothing else, remember this: religion = subservience, control and conformity, the same template as EVERY government

"Most believers would kill truth if truth threatened their religion." L. K. Washburn

"This crime called blasphemy was invented by priests for the purpose of defending doctrines not able to take care of themselves." Robert Ingersoll

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practicing yoga won't make you satanic, hindu or anything else that you don't want. Just like practicing a Japanese karate style won't make you Japanese.
 Quoting: s. d. butler


You see...it's comments like this that make me kinda realize I've got it right when I take your comment with a grain of salt. To an ignorant person, your statement might make a lot of sense. But...to people who actually read, learn, practice, etc., your statement is foolishness and useless.

Karate IS A RELIGION, ask those who follow it "religiously". There is one other particular religion that is often associated with Karate, Zen Buddhism. Wether you are aware that you're practicing a religion or not doesn't matter. If I teach you my religious practices but never tell you they're in fact religious, it doesn't mean you're not practicing a religion. It just means you're doing something without knowledge or understanding of where it originated. If "gods" or "demons" or "fallen angels" have taught people to contact the spirits through certain poses and chants, then...when a person learns these poses and chants during an exercise session, the spirits are still going to be called through the poses and chants wether you meant to call them or not!
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You missed his point about karate. He's not saying karate is or isn't a religion, he is stating that practicing karate doesn't turn you Japanese. Whether or not it is a "religion" when people practice it "religiously" is really very silly. People who have hobbies like gardening, painting, and sports don't view those activities as a religion even if they perform them every day. It is an enjoyable part of their life. It has nothing to do with their spiritual beliefs.

When someone is practicing "religion" they do it with the intention of practicing religion. Just like when most non hindu people practice yoga it is their intention to relax their body and mind, not practice a "religion." If you follow your thought process all the way to the nth degree, then every little thing a person does is either practicing religion or satanic worship. So let's have an example: when you are showering, do you cleanse your private parts? Sure you do. But isn't it considered demonic and sinful to touch yourself? Its all about your intention, isn't it? You aren't intending to masturbate, just clean yourself. Most consider yoga to be on par with relaxing stretching and that's what they intend to do. Thats is it. No satanic worship. End of story.

I really find it offensive when christians consider everything they either don't understand or don't like to be demonic or satanic. That is SO close'minded. And don't forget the red karma that many "christians" on this site LOVE to give when they don't agree with what someone says. I especially love it when the karma is followed by "fat bitch" or "fucking idiot."

PS: I bet God reads your karma messages too, since he pays so much attention to detail.
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