Started by Jack89, November 13, 2013, 07:08:10 AM
Quote from: "Aupmanyav"Sanskrit is the repository of Indian wisdom. I am not surprised that the instructors use Sanskrit verses. That is not necessarily preaching Hinduism. Self-realization and enlightenment too is not religious, it is simply better understanding of the world and people. In India, all actions with invocation of Ganesha, whether it is start of a business day or a journey or eating. In any ritual, he is the first God to be invoked - Vighnaharta, remover of obstacles. Perhaps you can allow them this small liberty, otherwise you may look up for some other yoga school. A chant serves an important purpose of preparing the practioner. I have heard that ashtangayoga is bit tough. Of course, I suppose the instructor is careful about it. Ashtangayoga schools have been there for quite some time, they are commercial and I do not think they indulge in proselytization.
Quote from: "Aupmanyav"Jack, here is the key for Hinduism, my view though. Gods are secondary, the primary thing is 'dharma', duties as a family person, to the society, and to every other thing (including nature) and engaging in actions which do not harm anyone. 'Dharma' is the bed-rock, sects and views do not matter. It is the same in all other Indian religions, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.