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October 13, 2008 - 6:37 pm
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Namaskar Everyone,

I agree that anyone of any religion who prays is practicing a variation of Bhakti (devotion to God). That said, it will never have wings in Europe or North America. The reason is simple - many western democracies tend to separate religion from government because the mixture has been historically volatile. India is a democracy, but Hinduism is deeply embedded in Indian culture. But a price is always paid when religion and government mix. Unfortunately, Indians understand terrorism and religious fundamentalism all too well. Acts of terror are nothing new to our culture.

Yoga in the west is best left the way it is for now. If one takes the physical benefits of yoga long enough, all of the other benefits will be realized over time. To be a kind person, to forgive others, and to pray in peace, will happen over time. The west is a peaceful place to practice Yoga and there's no need to change a thing.

Om Shanti,


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