Religion or Not

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Is yoga a religion?

Religion or Not

People often ask if yoga is a religion. Yoga is NOT a religion.

In traditional yoga there are steps for guidance in leading a meaningful life, such as moral discipline, self-discipline and meditation. But there are no religious teachings involved in practicing yoga - no single creed, no religious obligations (like attending services), and no rituals where one must profess allegiance to certain beliefs.

   

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9/27/2009 9:10:40 PM
Jiten said:

It is NOT a religion but it originates from Hinduism which iniatially meant a way of life. With the passage of time, it became a religion. The description of yoga should mention its origination in Hinduism which your passages fail to mention.




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