My response to an extremely disturbing and misleading post about #meditation and #yoga: “Meditation and Yoga: A deeper Look into Practices that are Deceiving Christians Today.” Link to full post, below.
#Meditators, #Buddhists, #Hindus, and anyone who practices either #Christianity or yoga will be particularly interested in this “discussion.”
Warning one: if you are a #Christian who meditates or does yoga, this entire situation will REALLY bother you in ways I can’t even begin to predict. I do apologize, even though none of this is on me except for my response, below (which the blog posters probably will delete, so that is the reason I post it all here).
Warning two: the full article is extremely lengthy. If you don’t want to read it all, I certainly understand.
If you’d like to know more and TRUE information about meditation or yoga, please find a reputable source, such as a qualified and experienced yoga or meditation teacher near you, and/or read accurate books, such as Gates to Buddhist Practice or Being Peace, or pick up a magazine that focuses on either topic which has been around for many years, such as Yoga Journal or Lion’s Roar, and/or talk to actual people who have spent many years practicing/teaching meditation or yoga.
Please leave comments HERE, since these posters will probably delete yours as well: http://www.sallyember.com/blog or here: https://wp.me/p2bP0n-23k
Apparently, you and Carolyn consider yourselves to be the only types of legitimate “Christians” who are allowed to exist and be safe from “satan” and wrong thinking; somehow, you have deemed yourselves entitled to tell everyone else how wrong their practices, beliefs, churches, leaders and family members are. The sin of PRIDE mean much to you?
Also, there are so many false and misleading statements in this article, particularly those things listed under the headings “Truth” and your so-called “definitions” of words you know nothing about, that I can’t even go point by point: it would take weeks.
Since you both believe in hell, you will undoubtedly burn in hell for all eternity for spreading this kind of deceptive, hateful, untrue, ridiculous and disgustingly ignorant message disguised as “helpful information about ‘meditation’ and ‘yoga.'” You are horribly wrong IN EVERY WAY and you are hurting people (many of whom ARE actually Christians) who are tremendously benefiting from having these practices in their lives.
The best I can hope for you two is that, after you die, you both reincarnate as BUDDHISTS to find out how wrong you are.
If you have any integrity at all, you will NOT delete this comment. I expect, however, that it will disappear. SO I am copying it and pasting it onto my blog, with your link, and that will cross-post to dozens of places and reach thousands of people.
LINK TO THE FULL ARTICLE:
Wow, I am at a loss for words I do not know even where to begin. Ok, how about first to thank you for bringing this to the open, really thank you. This is really a topic that not only intrests me it bothers me to no end. You are right this is a very long and detailed blog entry I have only read 20% of it and it has taken me almost an hour. I cannot fathom how anyone who is loving and caring could insult and demonize more than a billion followers of the Buddha Dharma in a single blog entry. This makes me sick and is one of the few reasons I left the church myself many years ago. I call upon every single Buddhist to reach out with wisdom and compassion and to do something about this disgusting misrepresentation of our fine philosophical wisdom tradition.
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I know, right? Sigh.
Hi there Sally, strangely enough I left a comment and it was not only left for all to view but a nice comment was left in response. I admit that most Christians are not open to dialog but she is, at least a little. Maybe it’s worthwhile exercising some compassion and wisdom and leaving a comment yourself? Maybe we can at least let her readers know that others feel differently and they can ask us questions if they like?
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