This is an important video by Rajiv Malhotra on Indic Inner Sciences and how they have been appropriated by the West to create a whole host of practices with Western perspectives and yet no credit given to India at all in the end.
Those of you who do American-style yoga or “mindfulness meditation”, please understand where these practices really originate from – Hinduism/Buddhism.
There is the danger of the digestion of Indic technology from Inner Sciences into Western practices that would be and (some) are already trademarked or copyrighted exclusively to the “originators” of knowledge who merely did the following:
1) studied the knowledge
2) picked out what was acceptable to the Western/Christian mindset
3) took that acceptable knowledge and fit it into the framework of Westernism/Christianity (Jungian theory is exactly that)
4) deleted the source from where it really came from
And this is the dangerous part on top of that:
5) eventually repackaged it and sent it BACK to INDIA as an “improved” set of practices “discovered” by western scientists.
Please watch the video.