Yoga: Seven Paths of Salvation in Hinduism
For most of history most people have not needed to stretch their hands, legs, and backs or exercise their hearts. Normal chores of life kept their muscles toned. Other than special groups such as athletes and soldiers, those monks needed to exercise who sat and meditated but did not “work.”
Now technology has redefined “normal work.” An increasing number of us just sit to work. To maintain normal health, it has become necessary for us to cultivate the discipline of setting aside time for intentional exercise. A class offers discipline, competent instruction, and stimulating group dynamics. If it is Yoga class, then it also evokes the mystique of learning from ancient, exotic sages who spent years perfecting techniques to tone some of their muscles.
What made these sages think that the exercises that were good for their bodies could also lead them to mystical enlightenment? Could secular practitioners who only want physical fitness get pulled into philosophies that promise peace, meaning, purpose, and oneness with the divine Self?
My video-lecture Yoga: Seven Paths of Salvation has now been uploaded onRevelationMovement.com/learn. An introductory, 6-minute version is onYoutube.com/RevelationMovement.
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Vishal and Ruth Mangalwadi