Discussing the Digestion of Yoga with a White Hindu Updated on October 28, 2019 By William Clement 98 Comments By William Clement 98 Comments Vedant Madane May 8, 2017 The verbal root of Yoga is yuj which means to join. Yoga is the process of joining, the atman (self) आत्मन to the brahman(supreme) ब्रह्मण Reply AIPC May 8, 2017 Bravo for such brave woman coming out when Bhaarat is suffering from anti Hindu inferiority complex. Thanks Mrs Louise. Thanks Mr Malhotra for uncovering the malicious things going on in america and in west. Reply 11 11 May 8, 2017 my prayers for her Reply prema narayanan May 8, 2017 thank you . This is very useful Reply utubetruthteller utubetruthteller May 8, 2017 Non white people understand that white people are master in digesting the cultures of others. Ask Egyptians they will tell you how west has distorted its history through its movies and tv shows. Animalistic traits like surviving and dominating others are strong in white people that explains why white people were very uncivilized very recently. Good honest white people are exception not the rule. Most of them want to dominate others. They are so fixated on outside world they think they can conquer the whole universe that's why they never get any satisfaction and keep on wanting more and more at the expense of others. Reply sankar Rao May 8, 2017 I really thank you to both, given such good information. Reply sharan50000 May 8, 2017 All respect to Sri Lousie. Aapka bahut bahut dhanyevaad Reply sharan50000 May 8, 2017 Rajiv ji ka bhee bahut bahut dhanyevaad to bring this up at such a high level of analysis, explanation and to our understanding. Rajiv ji has also got the term 'digestion' for our understanding which is spot on. It fits right in. Reply Amita Khatri May 8, 2017 Beer yoga hot yoga chair yoga ……what on earth is going on Reply Rahunathan Pillai May 8, 2017 My Hinduism..my Hindustan…The greatest. Reply kashsoldier May 8, 2017 Rig Veda mantras generate vibratory frequencies similar to sub-atomic particles (Bosons and fermions) Reply Ray Indra May 8, 2017 A true yogi or saint cannot be digested. What is the problem ? True yoga can't be digested. Some Indians also falsified yoga. The West fools itself. These pop Gurus are also fools. Reply Ashish Gokhale May 8, 2017 You are a brilliant advocate Rajivji. I thank you for the long and tedious battle you have waged. We appreciate you. However, Hindus still have a non-committal attitude. Reply SuperAaditya08 May 8, 2017 Malhotra sir is rightly concern because it is a matter of few years that westerners will claim even Vedas to be theirs' and we Indians will happily keep messing with imitating western culture. Reply darshan dave May 8, 2017 I am not blaming anyone but don't believe on white people they are crypto enemy or enemy in disguise of friends. Reply Raghu K May 8, 2017 The debate and clarifications that our Gurus should give are being given by RM. our Global Gurus go about aiding the digestion. More than the foreigners, our Gurus should be taught about the dangers of digestion…!! Reply GoldenAge Philosopher May 8, 2017 What does he even divine as positive or negative? Personally I feel its a subjective answer and cannot be empirically concluded. Reply DT May 8, 2017 The distinction that she is White Hindu is important or else the process of digestion begins with identity once again. Reply Krishnan Narayan May 8, 2017 This is a great addition to his earlier works. Thank you Rajivji for bringing out the essential differences between how Christianity relates to mantra – and the inherent conflicts that come up. I was very impressed with Sri Louise and her understanding of Hinduism – the training received from Swami Dayananda clearly has helped her along. I am envious…I wish I had such training myself – my own vedic practice and training is quite shallow by comparison. There is one note I would like to make in reference to Rajivji's comments on the game of tennis and christianity. In my many years of playing the game and teaching it, I have come across many Christian tennis players, who do say prayers to reinforce their beliefs before starting out for a match as it helps them perform better "in service of the Lord" so to speak. In my own journey to improve my performance, I have practiced saying the Gayatri Japam for example, at least 101 times before heading out to a match and found that the inner calm allowed me to approach the match with the correct mental perspective, and allowed me to reach maximum potential rather quickly as the match progressed. I was not surprised to hear that Swami Chinmayananda had also made similar connections earlier in his speeches – in fact I am told he was an ardent fan of the game of tennis himself! One of my goals is to develop a tennis teaching program that incorporates vedic chanting along with the practice of yoga to help budding young tennis players get over their match jitters and get to their maximum potential as a result. The Maharshi University in Iowa has trained a number of tennis players and the local High School has an enviable tennis record as a result! Reply Googlie Googlinkty May 8, 2017 vibrant and thought provoking discussion……thanks Rajivji & Sri Louiseji……..by now we have tons and tons of original & authentic data in every form….it's time for correction action and set the process to implement ………THANK YOU Reply Kapil Verma May 9, 2017 Thank you Rajiv for exposing hidden agenda of anti Hindu forces within India as well outside. Reply Kalyani Banjan May 9, 2017 Sir, I attend these yoga classes here in US, for past fifteen years now. The focus is on postures primarily. Nobody is in that class to become a yogi, to go deeper in the philosophy. Everyone seems to be doing yoga for stretching & flexibility. The only mantra that is uttered if it can be called mantra, is the word Om. The teacher does at times mention the divinity in me salutes the divinity in you to the students, but these are empty words, they mean nothing, at least looking at the students, it seems that way, and might be applicable to the teacher too. As you mentioned our own gurus & leaders propogate it as mere exercise, ensuring it’s commoditization & removing it further from its roots. This was a very urgently required and informative conversation. Your Facebook talk series are the need of the hour. Dhanyavad & pranaam. Reply slomoy2k May 9, 2017 What I also find very irritating (and somewhat amusing) is westerners will learn to do some physical asanas and grandly declare themselves "yogis" and "yoginis", all the while being blissfully & profoundly ignorant of both what yoga means and what makes a yogi. Reply Gemini Sonar May 9, 2017 please put video links for the referred videos please. Reply haris m May 9, 2017 I believe any beneficial practice such as Yoga, once mastered, can be improved! However dis-associate it from it's origin of 'Hinduism' calling Hinduism inferior, old and outdated is a crime. It is similar to Roman Catholic trained person "improves" the religious practice and forms his own version (e.g. Methodist Christen) and call Roman Catholic as old, outdated and inferior !! Reply pumalay mudliar May 9, 2017 Rajiv ji you are doing marvelous work. western ideology of Vedas will only make sense to them when they only look at this from the sacred Vedic perspective. Reply bhupendra kumar May 9, 2017 Thank u and ur guest! I must tell you that she knows lot about Hinduism than Indian living in India. Thank you again! Reply Viky Dutta May 9, 2017 AMERICAN VERSION OF YOGA LOL ONLY SPIRITUAL HINDUS CAN UNDERSTAND THE PURE MEANING OF YOGA Reply Rudra Raghav May 9, 2017 insightful Reply Satchitananda RM May 9, 2017 Amazing amount info packed in short time. Every time l listen to SRM it aches that most of the viewers will be the spectators in the popcorn stands cheering the gladiator. This we MUST change. More of us must get into the arena and work together in a more concerted way. Let us learn more from giants like SRM, but start acting at our level. Step into the uncomfort zone, that is where the growth is – be it spiritual or IK. Reply Farhan Qureshi May 9, 2017 I worked in behavioral health for 10 years and got disillusioned by the ineffectiveness of the symptom management approaches of CBT, I turned to mindfulness and hatha yoga and subsequently switched careers to preventative health where mindfulness, meditation and hatha yoga (RYT) were much more effective, my heart couldn't bear that this sacred knowledge should be cut off from its root, so I embraced Hinduism as the source of this knowledge. Rajiv Malhotra's work empowered me to acknowledge this; even though the guru who says "Yoga isn't Indian" is precious to me, I agree with Shri Malhotra Ji, Yoga is Hindu :-); I'm proud to say when I did my ancestry DNA test I was 97% Indian and I get to honor my ancestors for the centuries of hard work that should be acknowledged, remembered and celebrated. Reply Niraj Shah May 9, 2017 Does Mantra violate Hindu orthodoxy and vice versa? Reply Shads K May 9, 2017 This problem is not with westerners but also with Indians too.. Reply Amita Khatri May 10, 2017 Yogaschittvritinirodhah… Reply sachin chaudhary May 10, 2017 Christians stole our ved, compiled them n derived inventions..Hindus were sleepingChristians propogating adharm through Leftists/communists in India..Hindus are sleepingChristians are imbibing every possible narrative of our culture and customs…Hindus are sleepingNowHindus are copying the Western culture n their customs(girlfriend boyfriend custom, Xtra marital affair, rape, homosexuality, corruotion)…Christians are very happy Reply Hari R May 10, 2017 Please watch the movie "History of Yoga" by Vishuddhi Films. We hindus need to understand what Yoga really is.It is much more than body contortion. Reply Karan Gupta May 11, 2017 I agree with greater part of the discussion but why Shri Rajiv Malhotra Sir reducing DHARMA to Advaita Vedanta. Dharma is only based on VEDAS all other things are just different ways/school of thoughts. Restricting Hinduism to Advaita is wrong. Ved certainly and very clearly states that Ishwar/AUM, Aatma, Prakriti all are separate. ISHWAR/AUM being the subtlest of all pervades all(animate and inanimate) including Aatman but Aatman is not ISHWAR as it is less subtle than Ishwar and so both are separate.All souls are distinct. Had there been only one soul pervading them all, wakeful state, slumber, deep sleep, birth and death, union and disunion (with the body and the senses) could never take place; the nature of the soul, therefore, is finite, and so is its knowledge; it is also subtle, whilst God is still more subtle, Infinite, Omnipresent, Omniscient by nature. Hence God and the human soul stand in the relation of the pervader to the pervaded. God and the soul can't be in the relation of close union but not in that of the pervader to the pervaded.ISHWAR/God and Aatma are different thing thingsThe logic that "One thing cannot contain another at the same time; therefore, God and the soul can only be in the relation of close union but not in that of the pervader to the pervaded." holds true only in the case of things of the same condition but not in that of different conditions; just as iron is gross while electricity is subtle, the latter pervades the former and resides in the same space with itl Similarly, the human soul less subtle than God, whist the latter more subtle than the former, therefore it is that God pervades the human soul while the latter is pervaded by the former. Just as God and the soul stand to each other in the relation of the pervader and the pervaded, so do they do in the relations of one who is served and the servitor, the supporter and the supported, the Master and the servant, the Ruler and the ruled, the Father and the son. Reply devtodev May 11, 2017 what does RM says here at 12:04? tenese? (muscle?) Reply Suvir Misra May 13, 2017 Excellent analyses. Reply truthguru001 May 15, 2017 Rajiv Malhotra are you doing video edit on your own or you have employed someone as your recent episodic videos look good Reply Kev A May 15, 2017 https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/may/14/is-this-the-year-advertisers-wake-up-to-perils-of-cultural-appropriation When Hindus protest about cultural appropriation of yoga among other things, do many care? Reply Shankar k r May 16, 2017 Shame no Deva Premal and Miten for appropriating Gayatrimantra…. and then claiming that Hinduism appropriated primodial sounds, rather than giving appropriate giving credits / links to Hinduism. http://devapremalmiten.com/mantras/Exploring-mantras/ Reply RajPaulSeattle May 17, 2017 Are donations to Infinity Foundation in US going to other foundation with same name? (link: http://infinityfoundation.org/support-us.aspx) infinityfoundation.org/support-us.aspx(link: http://rajivmalhotra.com/get-involved/donate/) rajivmalhotra.com/get-involved/d… Reply Bhima-Karma V. Saragrahi May 17, 2017 why are you ascribing the nomenclature "hindu" to vaidika dharma etc – hindu is a term brought and given by invaders. The vedic sanskrit/brahman based culture, once intelligently redefined, has such dramatic world-wide implications, that I dont see anything else more important now. Calling this "hindu" can be counter-productive to establishing an effective identity which is free of adulteration. Reply B.V. Shenoy May 19, 2017 Very inspiring story told in the first person. Reply Nchtuk May 22, 2017 This is a deeply coherant, clear and precise understanding of what is happening with Dharmic knowledge systems. Every Hindu and ondeed every person wishing to be sane and whole MUST watch this – Thank you Rajivji for this superb revelation and thank you Sri Louise ji for your dedication to Satya. Reply Yugandhar Vannemreddy May 22, 2017 Namaskaaram Sampradaaya & all those pronunciations are so good (from someone from West..) 🙂 Reply Ashish Bharam May 29, 2017 Right sir Its annoying to hear "all religions are same" from Hindu Guru, he is not saying the truth. Reply Mohamed al Yahudi May 31, 2017 Nothing perks the indian psyche up like a white woman liking it. Reply RAMAKRISHNA C.P. June 28, 2017 GREAT MALHOTRA . KEEP GOING. I AM STRUCK WITH MY DUTIES AS FATHER OF 2 SMALL KIDS. I WILL FINISH MY KARMAS AS A FATHER AND I WILL JOIN YOU. Reply Rayan Oberoi July 5, 2017 sir, I would recommend u to interview farhan quresi.he also knows much abt sanatan culture.And most importantly"BAWA & DINESH".they can give u very innovative ideas. Reply Arsenal F.C July 9, 2017 Does she have a Twitter account?Pls follow Rajiv ji on all social media platforms. Reply Janice Bourdage September 15, 2017 This is so incredibly tiresome… So many generalizations and biases. Reply Shubhankit Dutt October 4, 2017 CAN SOMEONE AUTHENTICATE THIS VIDEO ABOUT SATYUG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Di1BJZH8ck Reply Dipen Chandra December 28, 2017 Hinduegm really good Reply Tech info January 19, 2018 love from south Africa sri Louise Reply Aneesh M Gangadhar February 21, 2018 She begins to recite a sanskrit sloka at 3:42 – 3:45 , which goes something like sat asatyanam anir vachanam… Anybody knows what sloka this is? Reply Yahu Meme March 14, 2018 I am a hindu indian. and i finally feel some sense of clarify about openly claiming my heritage. I am so happy to find Rajivji. I feel real indian hindus, carry the struggles of colonialism in their dna. they carried the light of of dharma through the past and even today. and i dont think hinduism is an open door. you are either a brown indian or not. the dharma is in your dna and not a transferable philosophy. not a religion that anyone can convert into and i feel strongly about this. i think its refreshing to have westerns that that support indian identity. i would like to get more involved in this movement. Reply Jyoti Vyas March 15, 2018 Yes. Digestion. Word bahot Behtareen Discover Kiya hai aapnae. Rajiv Sir!!:) Reply Jai Prem March 30, 2018 In the second clip with the two men and the woman who was saying that "mantra is a primordial sound that transcend all religions, and that Hinduism later appropriated it". While it is true that the Mantra or OM is a primordial sound, but it was Hindu mystics or yogis who discovered it, and therefore it is rightfully an inherent part of Hindu Tradition. Hindus are not taking credit for Newton' s discovery of "gravity". Hindus are not labeling "gravity" as "Hindu Gravity". Likewise, Christians should not label "Yoga" as "Christian Yoga". I think all Hindu Organizations or World Hindu Council need to file some form of protest and petition to the UNO or World Court to stop any religion or anyone from putting the stamp of their ego (their name) on Yoga. Reply Mich Mochol April 6, 2018 Islam is the truth! Reply Lal Singh April 11, 2018 Respect Reply sumdyude April 19, 2018 omg, she is so sweet and genuine Reply open mind April 25, 2018 Good jobs,i yoga practicener who were in past a depression patients but feeling shy to share becoz other people make fun on me but Pranayam dhyan yoga,chanting yoga change my meaningful life.unimeginable gift given by India's guru.thank u Reply 85bholu May 1, 2018 "White Hindu"….thats seems improper. Reply Kartik Singh Chandel May 14, 2018 Namaskar Loes Reply Sakamoto J. May 23, 2018 RAJIV MALHOTRA-JI: We have to prove that the Aryan Invasion did not take place in order to first dismiss that yoga was not imported to what is now called India. We also have to prove that the word "Hindu" itself is not a Macedonian mispronunciation of Sindhū coined when Alexander the Great referenced the Sindhū River. If we can do this we have to explain why there is no root in any of the official languages of what is now called India for the word "Hindu"and even "India". From my research the word "yoga" is much older than the word "Hindu" and "India". Would we also not have to consider what aspects of yoga derived from what is now Pakistan and see if such methods were developed before or after 1947. If they were developed after 1947 are these methods Moslem? There are good yoga teachers and practitioners and there are bad yoga teachers and practitioners everywhere- yes even in the Bharath Varsha. Since I have never met an Indian who actually does yoga making this claim about yoga appropriation, I surmise you too have no daily yoga practice- and thus only prove that yoga is not something belonging to all "Hindus" or "Indians", but to those who do it…correctly. 🙂 It may be possible RAJIV-JI that you are the only one appropriating anything. Also maybe it is useful to inquire whether the use of eyeglasses, youtube, the internet and your PC is also thus appropriation by your very own definition. It would be interesting to also know if the energy you used to make this video is from 100% Indian made food, made 100% from Indian ingredients…:) Reply Robert Alispach May 26, 2018 Please keep up the good work Malhotra. You put into context what drive me nuts about "being spiritual". People who call themselves "Bujew" (Buddhist-Jewish) etc. There seems to be no philosophical context. A little of this, and a little of that. No study (or even reading)of the Vedas or Sutras. I turned away from Christianity because of such things as the Nicene Creed. Yoga and mantras are not a mere past time. They are a way to connect to Atman and should be taken very seriously. Reply Vinod Rawat May 30, 2018 Very good . Reply Adhi Krish June 7, 2018 Hinduism is atleast 8000 years old. Can anyone prove mantras being in existence before that? It is so sad and pathetic what the missionaries are doing. BIBLE IS MAN MADE CRAP. Reply Priyabrata Senapati June 15, 2018 Judeo Christianity is dangerous as it digests cultures Reply Jignesh Dholka June 23, 2018 Namaste Sir. The Hath Yoga Project under James Mallinson looks worrying. As always, Indians are at the periphery of the study. Reply Smallhill Admin July 4, 2018 just before seeing this video it played a ad of Mormon .org about how am an oriental Asian scientist or a doctor turned towards gospel and mormon church….Huh… piss poor salesmanship but a nice production btw and storyline….everything was ok except there is only one saviour… Reply Mahesh Raju July 22, 2018 Malhotra ji that was an exception analogy between thief hating the victim and delegitimizing after digestion..!! Reply inspiring videos August 27, 2018 Thanks sir , for all the good work you do to reclaim our pride as Hindus /sanatan dharma , it is not just good work but lot of sacrifice , since you May face lot of abuse & barriers in your work 🙏 Reply shiva kakkar September 27, 2018 'Dhyana' is passe but 'mindfulness' is great! That's 'intellectual' Indians for you. Reply arlrmr November 5, 2018 Deva & Miten = Smug Chumps. Reply Roshan Dave November 10, 2018 Looks like she is on High!😃 Reply Roshan Dave November 10, 2018 Deva premal miten how can you say that Mantras are adopted by hinduism? HINDU SAGES CREATE THEM YOU MORONS! Reply Roshan Dave November 10, 2018 Deva Premal is ignorant lady! Utter nonsense she barks! Reply TheFloatingflower November 22, 2018 Thank you for pointing out that there are also white Hindus or Buddhists, Bharathyans, that love the Hindu culture more than their life, are fighting for Bharat and never get tired to defend it. Reply Prem Prasad December 22, 2018 It is more important that Hindus take pride in their culture first before fighting to reclaim our honor from others. The biggest challenge that Hindus face is to reassert our vedantic roots and demolish the fake identity cast on us thru a morphed history of our India that was authored by frivolous historians who had no understanding of our cultural roots. Reply Prem Prasad March 16, 2019 Please address non English speaking Indians. This movement can't succeed at unless all hindu are involved Reply jaggajatt April 7, 2019 Ironic?Yoga was codified in Punjab/ Sindh and gangetic Hindus are claiming appropriation???? Reply Ramkrishno Majumder April 18, 2019 We Hindu should preach Hinduism in the whole world. Reply Abhi May 19, 2019 Rajiv Malhotra has done some unique and brilliant works ! I would say the one word which can define Hinduism or essence of Hinduism is Yoga. Reply dev singh May 25, 2019 ✌️ Reply Gabbs dy July 14, 2019 All religions deny that they are religions. Doesn't matter if you talk to Hindus, Muslims or Christians they all have the same speach: " We are not a religion"And if you want to clasify as Hindu phobia the fact that people dont want to be put under your mental concepts and labels thats your problem.You are so good analizing other peoples egos but what about your own. In the fact that you are saying this is ours and not yours, you only show you dont even really undertand your own principles. May be you should look at evolution of contiousness in whole humanity instade of trying to look down on westerners. The satisfaction and smile on your face while you expose your razionalized explanations shows nothing but the fact that you have a long way before you understand real yoga.Keep calling yourself Hindu, keep reinforcing you braod minded identity, best of luck in all your next incarnations, you have a long way to go. Reply Saajith Saajith July 26, 2019 " NAMASKKARAM" SISTER…. Reply Sunil Chandwadkar July 29, 2019 CHRISTIAN BASTARD THEVES DISTORT HINDU RELIGION. HINDUS SHOULD ASSERT MANTRA IS HINDU RELIGION PRACTICE. Reply Sunil Chandwadkar July 30, 2019 YOGA IS SOFT POWER OF HINDU INDIA MUST ASSERT WE THAT IT IS HINDU PRATICE. Reply Shaila Gandhi August 3, 2019 Omg Reply Shaila Gandhi August 3, 2019 Wow Reply google india October 7, 2019 All yoga meditation mantra belong to India Reply Nisha Rajah October 17, 2019 Living in Europe and practicing yoga my observations are similar. Initially those Europeans get completely absorbed in the practice and the philosophie of yoga. They genuinely believe that they can outsmart the Indian dharmic system and attain enlightenment in a couple of years. Ones they realize that it is not possible for them their egos get into a deep crisis. They either stop practicing yoga and go back to their old ways or they incorporate their learnings into a business model. Adding Hindu dharmic thoughts into their existing professions or becoming yoga teachers or even gurus. In all this process Hinduism finds little to mentioning. When asked about the origin they often claim it is universal knowledge. Reply Nostradamus ! October 22, 2019 Thank you to ma'am for doing what fucking Indian couldn't do. Reply Nostradamus ! October 22, 2019 India. Americans are mostly shy and feel scared to speak up. Reply Nostradamus ! October 22, 2019 Islam and Christianity are satanic. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.