The Emptiness of Yoga.


One day while looking at the books in Marshalls, I came across this book called The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards. On one of the first pages, there was a quote which would summarize the rest of the book.

This chemist openly admits that there is little room to go wrong when speaking of yoga, but I wonder if he also realizes that there is just as little room to go right by that standard. Moreover, it is interesting how many learned men of science are so willing to buy into the beliefs of yoga and other spiritualisms. Yoga is undistinguishable, unfalsifiable, untestable, and unobservable; diametrically opposed to the methods of operant science which scientists (like chemists) use everyday. It would be a wonder if Taimni didn’t notice the sharp disconnect between his dueling professions.

At the same time, this is not unexpected as Jesus would remind us that the “road is broad that leads to destruction” (Matthew 7:3) and many will have to “give an account for every empty word spoken” (Matthew 12:36). For “although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.” (Romans 1:22-23).


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