Militant Origins of Yoga, and Islamic Apologetics


There are many today who have misunderstood yoga, especially in liberal areas such as NM, CA and NY in the U.S and have tried to “Christianise” yoga or turn it into a Buddhistic-system of ahimsa. Yet, even Buddhism itself gave us many martial arts, as via Bodhidharma, a south Indian Buddhist monk that took martial arts from India into China, as also the art of fighting with sticks and attacking marma points or vulnerable spots (as Buddhist monks didn’t carry weapons, but it didn’t mean they weren’t deadly with their blows to pressure-points or unarmed fighting via kicking, punching, throwing etc.). The liberal reader at this point is screwing their face up as if they’ve eaten a sour lemon, as this truth is a little too hard for them to handle. But alas! I’ve not yet finished!

India for centuries has fought, as have yogis. The great incarnation Parashurama himself generated martial-arts, and as a result of his father’s murder, King Kartaviryarjuna, he resolved not only to avenge his father’s death, but to create the system of martial arts and eradicate all kshatriyas or warriors from the entire face of the earth, as all had become corrupted. These things happened long before Islam arose, or even Jainism and Buddhism!

The Ramayana saw the usually peaceful vanaras of the South, including Hanuman fight for justice against the evil BrahminRavanaSri Rama and his brother Lakshmana, aided by the southerners were able to destroy Ravana. The Mahabharata itself, in which the Bhagavad Gita of Krishna is a central part, is about a dharma-yuddha or war for righteousness, to restore dharma by force, as a result of one family’s dispute alone! Here, the yogi Krishna urges Arjuna not to lay down and meditate, nor fast, nor create websites about peacefulness, but to fight his cousins, kill them if necessary to uphold dharma, as was his duty, lest the entire foundations upon which a society of ahimsa or non-harm, becomes compromised if the enemy is given control.

 
Today’s yoga-liberals in NYC and California are as bad as the Islamic extremists they support by misappropriating the very system that was generated by Gorakshanatha and his Hatha-Yogis to save yoga and Hinduism from Islam – otherwise the entire foundation of the first yama of yoga, ahimsa would have been destroyed, as it is today in Pakistan and Afghanistan, as also Bangladesh, once Hindu-nations. Real freedom here was compromised and the same is occurring today. Gorakshanatha, the great founder of many hatha-Yoga traditions after his Guru Matsyendranatha, ordered many warriors trained under him in the system to go forth into Sindh, Central-Asia and the Middle-East to fight off the invading Islamic forces in the 8th Century AD. So, when they are simply banned from entering nations today to protect citizens, how exactly is this “yogic” and “against yogic tenets?”. Such people espousing such views are best to go drown themselves in water than pretend to be “yogis” – such is grossly misappropriating yoga and the history of yoga, Hinduism and even misappropriating the term dharma in general!
 
If such liberals really didn’t bump their head and abuse LSD and ganja, while trying to become “enlightened masters” in their youth, their small brains might be able to process that efforts supporting Trump to help Christians- real victims in Islamic nations, require refugee status above other poorly-vetted Muslims that pose a potential threat to the American public at large. India historically imposed similar restrictions, such as “Hindu only” temple admissions. Trump’s vetting operates in the same manner – for the safety of the masses, not for the potential dangers Islam has provided the world with for over 1,200 years and continues!
 
Such people that misappropriate yoga in such manners are not Hindus, not yogis and are doing as much damage to Hinduism and it’s image, as also Hindus (by association and the pizza-effect) as the AIT and Arya-Dravida divide has done. They are seeking to turn Hindus into Christians and proselytise the hippy-American culture. The entire logic appeals to the European, however over the Hindu as they adopt not the Gita or Yoga’s real views, nor that of the Rishis and Acharyas of India, but of Mahatma Gandhi and his perverted system of satyagraha and ahimsa interpretations which Sri Aurobindo vehemently criticised and have no place in Hinduism, but in Christianity.
 

On Gandhi’s satyagraha, Aurobindo said:

“It is the Christian idea that has taken hold of him. Besides he seems to think that after him his theory and creed of non-violence would continue. I don’t think so. A few people would be there but anything like a wide scale influence like that of his personality does not seem possible.” (Sri Aurobindo, India’s Rebirth, November 28, 1940)

“Like the Christians to whom there is no difference between morality and spirituality. For instance, take this fast now announced [by Gandhi]. It is a Christian idea of atonement for sin. All those other reasons which are given make it rather ridiculous.” (ibid., Dec. 04, 1925)

Do these people, then (like the Congress in India under the Nehru-Gandhian dynasty) wish to act as hidden missionaries to convert Hindus into their misappropriated dharma, just as their ancestors and the Romans did with Judaism by creating Christianity from the Jewish text, distorting their entire system and using it against them, inciting anti-Semitism that lead to WWII?

At the face-value, the pro-Islamic arguments might seem noble, but history and facts tell otherwise; an insidious evil lurks and is a slur upon Hindu traditions, all that Hindu Brahmins and kshatriyas have fought against (Hinduism is the largest and world’s surviving pagan tradition as Islam and Christianity have wiped the rest out with their “peacefulness” as these idiots claim). Hindus fought against Islam for the past 1,200 years, losing lives, temples and countries and gave shelter to foreign people (Jews and Parsis) that were persecuted under Islamic invasions of these natives’ own lands, as well as protected their own from total annihilation by Islam, by which again, Yogic warriors from the classical gurkha Hatha-Yogis to the Sikhs and southern Vijayanagara Empire’s warriors (Brahui people in Baluchistan as descendants) arose to the call!

 

By ignoring such facts, such protagonists of the “peaceful yoga” and Islamic apologetic movement by white “Vedics” becomes an insult to Hinduism, to all Hindus and to society and women in general. It seems to ignore the successive attacks and insults of Islam, not just from the Middle-East, but also south and Central-Asia that India and Hinduism has suffered for the past 1200 years. It is as ignorant and insensitive as saying the Jewish holocaust didn’t happen and by burying heads in the sands, actually ignores satya the second yama of the yoga tradition, by fabricating the truth. 

In short, such people are best to return to Christianity, their mother-religion, which socially is suitable to them and stop misappropriating our traditions and grandstanding as their ancestors have.

I close with some wise words of a real yogi, Sri Aurobindo (who the white liberal yogis haven’t heard of, as they’re immersed in Gandhi who reads like their Bible, not the satya or truth of our traditions):

“I am sorry they (`Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and Chakraborthy Rajagopalachari) are making a fetish of this Hindu-Muslims unity. It is no use to ignore facts; some day the Hindus may have to fight the Muslims and they must prepare for it. Hindu-Muslims unity should no mean the subjection of the Hindus. Every time the mildness of the Hindus has given way. The best solution would be to allow the Hindus to organize themselves and the Hindu-Muslim unity would take care of itself, it would automatically solve their problem. Otherwise we are lulled into a false sense of satisfaction that we have solved a difficult problem, when in fact we have only shelved it.”

(A.B. Purani, Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, p. 289)

“…You cant unity on such a basis, perhaps, the only way of making the Mohammedans harmless is to make them loose their fanatic faith in their religion.”
 
(A.B. Purani, Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, p. 291)
 
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