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Hindu Quote of the Day

Of what avail is an outer appearance of saintliness, If the mind suffers inwardly from knowledge of its iniquity? He who has not attained the power yet wears the garb of saints Is like a cow that grazes about wearing a tiger's skin. He who conceals himself beneath saintly robes and commits sins Is like the hunter who hides in the bushes to snare unwary birds.

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Tirukkural 28:272-274

Excerpted from the Tirukkural, translated by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. Copyright Himalayan Academy Publications, www.himalayanacademy.com.

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Thursday, July 17 2014 2:48 PM

Is Asana Religious?

Last week, I received an inquiry from a Christian theologian interested in showing that “the postures of Yoga” (asana) are directly tied to Hinduism and thus, cannot be easily incorporated into daily life by Christians.  While the origin of yoga is undoubtedly tied to the Hindu sacred texts, the Vedas...

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