Correct branding is essential to plan oneself in open life. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a master when it comes to selling himself. Along with his crony Ramdev, a PM has managed to position himself as a champion for a means of Yoga, India’s oldest informative birthright and largest export.
One of my many favourite books is Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. What creates Patanjali singular is that he is positively scientific. He never assumes and he never denies. Patanjali says God is one of a many ways to strech a ultimate. But it is not required to trust in God to strech your destination. God is a path. Some might select that path, others might select another. The trail is not important, a idea is. God is usually one of a paths.
Yoga is a science. It is conjunction theistic nor atheistic. And Patanjali did not emanate a eremite ritual. In fact, distant from it. Patanjali, like we said, progressing was positively scientific. In fact, he says one can be Godless.
The Yoga Sutra never insisted on a concept. Patanjali describes Yoga as ‘Chitta Viriddhi Nirodha’ or a opening adult of a sealed mind. The aim of Yoga is to strech one’s loyal self and to strech a goal, one has to let go of biases and prejudices.
India’s other oldest legacy, a Ayurveda, pescribes beef and fish prepared in certain ways. It understands that inlet is opposite and in sleet lonesome lands or in deserts, there might not be adequate vegetation. Therefore Shiva, who we cruise a biggest Yogi, and who lives on a snowy peaks of Mount Kailash during a Himalyas, is a non-vegetarian. In fact, even alcohol, is offering to him in many of his temples.
Both a Prime Minister and his crony Ramdev have mostly oral out opposite non-vegetarian food. The Prime Minister has been really gentle with certain meats being banned. But does this have anything to do with virginity or reaching your goal? Yoga positively doesn’t contend so. All that a Yoga Sutra teaches, is that one has to dump all a biases to strech a ultimate truth. Like those opposite non-vegetarian food or even a ones opposite homosexuals.
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Again, a PM and his crony Ramdev, have not been pro-homosexuals. To a border of regulating a Patanjali name, Ramdev sells medicines to ‘cure’ people of a ‘ disease’ of homosexuality. With a height he has, there will be many who will be shabby to think, that being a homosexual is impure, it is a disease. Strangely a judgment of illness does not exist in Yoga. In Yoga Sutra, Patanjali writes, Yoga is about formulating peace to strech a ultimate destination.
So ancient Indian scriptures supposed and supposed that homosexuality is natural. Today scholarship concurs, that homosexuality is documented in several animal species. In ancient India, we not usually supposed it though even distinguished it. So Krishna, another good Yogi, turns into Mohini and spends a night with Arjuna’s son, who had to be sacrificed, so a fight could be won, though he did not wish to die a bachelor and in a morning, Mohini wails and mourns for her ‘husband’ like a widow would. Or Shiva who transforms into a gopi to dance a Leela.
Indian mythology has several examples of opposite passionate choices and to date in many cultures in India this choice is celebrated.
So when a Prime Minister ensures India votes with Russia, Pakistan and Iran, or Ramdev calls a homosexuals infirm or between them, they inspire a anathema on certain foods, since to be pristine and strech your end one needs to not eat meats, one suspects that they might have polished a asanas and branded themselves well with their uncover of a pranayamas, though if they still have prejudices, they have not nonetheless mastered a art of Yoga.
(Tehseen Poonawalla is an entruprenuer, life manager and a tyro of Indian mythology.)