The Spiritual Deception Of Yoga
Yoga has risen to become a hugely popular recreational activity in the United States during the last few decades. The majority of individuals who practice Yoga feel it is nothing more than a kind of physical exercise and stretching.
That Marilyn Ferguson included Yoga in her list of psycho technologies demonstrates that it is more than a physical practice; it is intended to initiate people into the occult. So this is the proof of spiritual deception-yoga.
The objective of this brief testimony is to demonstrate that yoga is a spiritual ruse designed to deceive.
Ignoring yoga's spiritual aspect, you could believe you can utilize it solely for physical training without being touched by it, but you'd be incorrect. If you accept the many websites and teachers in the Western world that claim that yoga is nothing more than a harmless physical activity, you are mistaken.
The Bible warns against such spiritual seduction: "Now the Spirit expressly declarant, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" "Now the Spirit expressly declarant, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;" (1) 1 Timothy 4:16-17.
Speaking from his own personal experience, He is persuaded that yoga is one of the deceptive ideologies that God specifically cautions against in the preceding text. He began practicing yoga when he was 16 years old, and he continued to do so every day for 1-2 hours. It appeared to have a strengthening and flexibility-improving effect on his body. He started practicing yoga when he was 18 years old (he was unemployed at the time) and spent 4-6 hours a day doing it for about a year. He was sure that yoga awakened my own spiritual intellect while also improving my physical condition, so he practiced it religiously. In the past, he would have categorically rejected that yoga is a religious practice or that he had been inspired in any way by the spiritual or religious parts of yoga. The following are the reasons why he have a different point of view today.
Consider the roots of the yoga tree - and also take a whiff of some of its fruit - for, as Christ said in MATTHEW 7:16, "By their fruits will you know them."
Lord Krishna (one of Hinduism's many millions of deities), in the Bhagavad Gita, is credited with introducing yoga as a method of attaining unity with the cosmos and being one with one's self. Yogic practices strive to bring about the union of the human soul with the spirit of the cosmos, as the Sanskrit term yoga literally translates as "union" or "yoking." However, what is really intended is a dissociation from the physical illusion of existence, which is what is meant more thoroughly.
One of the most important aspects of Hindu doctrine is that this universe and all we experience are nothing more than illusions.
Ironically, while yoga is widely pushed in the west as a means of achieving health and a better way of life, it is more publicly acknowledged in the east, where it began, as a means of dying.
Hindu and Buddhist writings describe yoga as the only sure way to break free from the endless cycle of reincarnation and the laws of karma, thus enabling someone to reach the Hindu concept of heaven (named "moksha") – or, in the terminology of Buddhist teachings, to return to the buddhistic void (named "Sunyata") – where the idea of yoga as a way of dying reaches its ultimate conclusion.
Most Hindu schools of thought understand moksha to be the condition of being "beyond existence," whereas "Sunyata" is just the state of being without any substance. Both of these accomplishments have as their ultimate goal the annihilation of one's own identity.
In other words, the physical exercises and postures ("asanas"), as well as the breathing methods ("pranayama") and meditation ("dhyana"), were all designed for primarily spiritual and religious purposes at the outset of their development. Several chapters of the Bhagavad Gita provide evidence of this, and it would be impossible not to consider the Bhagavad Gita to be a guide to Hindu faith.
Although yoga has been recognized in the West since before Christ and has been practiced in the East for about 3000 years, it was only in the 1960s that it truly began to take off in a large way in the West, coinciding with the boom of the drug culture and the rise of certain genres of music.
An overwhelming number of persons who became engaged with psychedelic substances were (and still) attracted to any experience that provided an enlargement of conscience or a shift in perception of reality.
The changing Western (drug) culture was responsible for many Hindu missionaries (as well as other spiritual leaders peddling new religions) gradually realizing that the West was now entertaining a transcendental experience, or a non-physical reality, that it had previously been unaware of—or more likely, had intentionally chosen to ignore. Mind expansion, or altered states of consciousness, as well as a search for spirituality outside of the confines of religion, became increasingly popular, and anything that provided a new experience was eagerly sought after. The source of these new highs and sensations was very briefly discussed, and just a few questions were raised.
As a result, through the means of yoga, the ancient Eastern faith of Shiva was progressively brought to the Western world.
Hatha Yoga is one branch or route of yoga, and it is probably what the majority of people in the Western world connect with the name "yoga," believing that it is exclusively practiced for the benefit of one's mental and physical health.
Some of the yoga poses are not nearly as innocent as they look, and are clearly of occult origin, such as the "cobra," which is generally followed by "greeting the sun" – and assuming the pose of the "mountain," for example. These are all stances that are intended to be welcoming to Hindu deities.
Within the first chapter of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the following points are made:
Shiva, who imparted the knowledge of Hatha Yoga, deserves our heartfelt gratitude. A path to the pinnacles of Raja Yoga for aspirants... Yogi Svatmarama is a yogi who does yoga. "There is just one reason why the science of hatha exists: Raja Yoga."
As a result, it is apparent that Hatha Yoga was created particularly to prepare the practitioner for the practice of Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga, on the other hand, is primarily concerned with the cultivation of the mind, which is accomplished via meditation.
Shiva is also referred to as the Destroyer (of evil) or Yogeshwara, depending on who you ask (Lord of Yogis). Devi, often known as Kali, is Shiva's spouse and the goddess of death.
So the notion that Hatha Yoga is "purely physical" is once again a distortion of the reality (in other words, a flat-out falsehood), and it begs the question, "Why the cover-up or the consternation?"
Inevitably, the question arises as to whether something that is entirely physical may have any spiritual ramifications. One simply needs to consider techniques like as Ouija boards, Tarot cards, Astrology signs and symbols, which may all appear innocent to some, but, like yoga, they all have a notion tied to them that is the source of the issue.
Another example of how something physical may have spiritual ramifications can be found in the story of the Garden of Eden, which can be read here. The reason for this is that in Genesis chapter 3 we have an introduction to the adversary of God and mankind, making the suggestion to Adam's wife, Eve, that she would not only receive a mighty spiritual blessing but would also live forever and become as powerful as a god, by doing something purely physical (i.e. eating from the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil).
The actual effect of this deed was the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden, which resulted in the Fall of Man. The attempt to sneak back into paradise, as it were, has been going on ever since. Jumping over the hedge, as it were (using drugs and mysticism).
Yoga was particularly created as a means of escaping the constant and never-ending deaths and rebirths of reincarnation - a process known as reincarnation ("...the fire of yoga burns all Karmas", Kundalini Yoga, by Sri Swami Sivananda).
There is a great deal of debate among the many Hindu schools on the concept of karma itself. Many believe that Karma is not so rigorous, that it does not always come to pass in this life, and that it may not come to pass for a few lives, while some believe that Karma is a highly just rule, because it requires equal in payback of all debts incurred in previous incarnations (very much a black eye for a black eye). In any event, it is a "law" that is highly impersonal, does not recognize sympathy, and does not take into consideration extenuating circumstances.
Suppose there is a rule that requires equal payback, then the following series of events must take place:
In the event that I take from someone, I will have something stolen from me, either in this life or in the hereafter. This means that someone else will have to play the part of the thief (#2) in order to complete the mission. In other words, thief #2 will have something taken from him, either in this life or in the hereafter. Because of this, someone else will have to step into the position of the thief (#3).... As a result, the wheel continues to revolve.
Is it possible to recall what one did wrong? "In the sub-conscience," say believers in reincarnation, but how can I change if my sub-conscience has locked me up? What can I take away from it?
This practice, which was created to assist us in clearing our negative karma, can occur either upwards or downwards, meaning I could be reincarnated as an animal or even a vegetable (of course, the various branches of Hindu disagree on this also).
On the surface, I'm being offered an infinite number of chances in order to achieve a heaven where my personality will be annihilated.
We will use the example of Pol Pot (leader of the Cambodian communist organization known as the Khmer Rouge), who was responsible for the murders of between 1.7 and 2.5 million people, to further analyze this point.
His poor karma would need him to engage in a minimum of - let's say 1.5 million - reincarnations (this is ignoring the tormented victims whose lives he also wrecked) in order to atone for his crimes.
The concept of karma, on the other hand, is taken to such extremes that some believers will refuse to assist others because they may inadvertently assist someone who is in trouble due to bad karma and who is supposed to be working it off - and thus by assisting them, you may be taking away their opportunity to work it off.
"And as it is allotted unto men once to die, but after that the judgment," says the Bible's Hebrews 9:27, "therefore, as it is destined unto men once to die, but after that the judgment:"
Isn't it interesting that in India, where the teachings of karma and reincarnation have been alive for longer than anyplace else in the world, economic growth has only bred social inequality, and that poverty, famine, and horrendous suffering have only continued to grow as a result of this?
Although it is true that the asanas (postures) and possibly even the pranayama (breathing) might be beneficial to one's health, the ultimate purpose of yoga is something far more diabolical. Very few Western yoga teachers actually address this aspect of yoga – but according to the ancient texts, it is indeed the primary goal – the asanas and pranayama are intended to bring about the awakening of "kundalini power," which is depicted as a snake coiled around the base of the spine, and which is believed to be the source of all power.
The snake will then ascend up through the body, passing through the "chakras" (the so-called life-force centers), and when it reaches the "crown chakra" (the top of the head), it will erupt into a thousand-petalled lotus, as described in the Hindu scriptures.
Sadly, it is at this stage that the danger truly begins, and for many people, it is virtually hard to return to any form of normalcy after this point. The ancient books really contain a warning about this, but most Western instructors are either unaware of it because they are too focused on the enormous profits that yoga can generate, or they are misleading themselves and knowingly leading students down a very dangerous road.
The Swiss occultist Carl Jung described it as "a purposefully created psychotic condition" in his book "The Collected Works of CG Jung," which is available online. Most civilizations now recognize that intentionally causing a psychotic condition in oneself would result in the recitation of different parts of the Mental Health Act as one is placed in a white van by a group of police officers, which is considered a criminal offense.
He personally came dangerously near to reaching this point. After practicing yoga intensely (4-6 hours a day) for about a year, he began to feel depressed and anxious, but because I was oblivious to the source of my depression, he continued to utilize yoga as a way of occupying my time.
Something in my head detonated one day while he was deeply immersed in pranayama and meditation, and my conscience became white as a result. They appeared at my side (in the corner of my eye only; they were only in my peripheral vision) and told me that if he continued to practice yoga, they would guide me into a new life.
he didn't care for it at all, and he had no idea what was going on; none of the books he had been reading had said anything about this manifestation, so he put the books down and went home. As a result of this experience, he was in a semi-conscious state (akin to the condition one would be in right before or after the apex of an LSD trip), and he was acutely aware of what he could only characterize as a rip in the fabric of this reality.
The next day, he went back into my asanas and pranayama and, within minutes, these heavenly creatures appeared again, this time with the same recommendation. They were adamant that he pay attention to what they were saying. Because he had willfully rejected them by quitting the day before, there was a definite sense of rage emanating from them now as well.
He took a break from it once more and never went back to it. However, he was always conscious that these spirit-beings were enraged with him, and he was unable to find serenity for the rest of my life. Only in drunken oblivion or under the influence of narcotics could he find serenity.
Things may not have gotten quite that terrible for you, but keep in mind that if you do yoga, you are also practicing Hinduism, and the more you practice it, the more you open yourself up to the spiritual side of things as a result. Thousands of other people have had very similar experiences while doing yoga, and it's not just you. Not everyone has been as lucky as he has been in being set free from this - many have gone mad or even committed suicide as a result of it.
It was at a period in my life when things had gotten completely out of hand that he met a Christian and began attending Christian meetings (more for the very decent food than anything else). During the second meeting, he was given the opportunity to truly find and experience God for himself.
The laying on of hands, as reported in the Acts of the Apostles, resulted in the immediate infusion of the Holy Spirit into my body. After receiving this freely given gift from God, he had a profound sense of calm; the voices and pressures had vanished, and joy and realization had arrived almost quickly. Additionally, the blackness that had been following me about (the "rent in the fabric of this reality") was no longer there.
Since then, a significant amount has changed in my life. Instead of focusing just on myself, he attempts to concentrate on other people's needs. Instead of attempting to achieve personal fulfillment via yoga, he discovered inner tranquility. Even if yoga is a self-indulgent way of living, it does not give the benefits that are desired. Instead, it is a fabrication that will only bring about catastrophe. How accurate are Christ's statements in MATTHEW 16:25, and how true are they? The Bible says, "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, and whoever wishes to lose his life for my sake will find it."
So many people attempt to "rescue their lives" (fill the emptiness in their life) by a variety of means, including yoga, but the vacuum will never be filled, and they will ultimately lose their immortal soul in the process.
The fact that you only have one life means that you must live according to the example of Jesus Christ, as described in the Bible, while we are here on earth. At the time of our death, you "must all come before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that which he hath done, whether it be good or wicked" - 2 CORPUS 5:10. In personal fellowship with Jesus Christ, those who have been born-again as a result of receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit and full submersion baptism, as well as those who have given their lives in following Christ, will be able to enter the eternal paradise of the soul, where only love, joy and peace exist in the presence of God. After this judgment, the sinner and rebel against God will be expelled from God's presence and thrown in a region of perpetual suffering, according to the Bible.
Choose between following Shiva (who taught the "science" of Hatha Yoga), who is also known as the Destroyer, or following Christ, who came to heal and save, and who has demonstrated through His life, death, and resurrection that He is Lord and that He loves us despite the fact that we have done nothing to deserve it.
Yoga is more than simply a harmless physical activity; it also serves as a gateway to demonic dominion. Which side do you eventually want to take a position on? Which is more important: the devils or Christ's? The ramifications of your actions are far more significant than you may realize.
10:10 - "The thief does not come except to steal, kill, and destroy; I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly." JOHN 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal," kill, and destroy.
And what is the nature of this abundant life that Jesus Christ has provided?
The Bible says in John 3:5 that "unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God."
Written by William Downs on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Newburgh, Scotland.
Yoga and meditation are two of the most significant methods for attaining a state of nirvana, and they are both practiced worldwide. Yoga literally translates as "to yoke" or "to tie together." Yogic aspiration is to completely shut down the intellect, cease all bodily activity, and cut off contact with the physical world in order to achieve unity with the false deity Brahman. What the participant isn't aware of is that by doing so, they are allowing devils to enter through their open portal.
As we progress through this instruction, you will get an understanding of the strategies used by the enemy to capture your soul and how to break free. We will talk about how to pray for renunciation in order to break the control of the enemy and the entanglement he has gotten you into in your own life.
The practice of yoga is taught in schools, medical settings, and even churches. "Come out from among them, and be separate," Jesus instructed them (2 Cor. 6:17a).
In verses 14-16 of the same scripture, we are told that there can be no concord between Christ and Belial and that there can be no accord between God's temple and idols. Yoga is occult in nature and may be extremely damaging to one's spiritual path with God. For us, the time has come to break free and enter into the splendor that God has set apart for His people.