Therefore, one can comfortably be a Hindu, or Christian or Buddhist or whatever one wants to. One can comfortably adhere to all the beliefs of his ISM – They don’t call for any great effort as does Yoga. One can just believe his ISM. As simple as that. It has been going on all the time in all the ISMs. There is no quarrel with it. People can always continue in it.
You know you have two hands, two legs, a head and so on. You know all this; you have personal proof for all these - and therefore, you don't have to believe them. But, heaven, hell etc are belief systems.You can believe your ism's heaven and disbelieve all other ism's heavens. But, Understand that - your heaven is just your belief - not some thing in your knowledge - like your hands and legs are. There is no one alive now in any ism - who has any such direct knowledge of the things that happen before birth and beyond death. Therefore, each has an ism - and quarrels with all other isms - as if he knows his beliefs to be absolutely certain.
Did we not believe that earth was FLAT in the same way - for a long time, till science proved it to be Untrue. Al isms still hold on to beliefs which are conclusively proved by science to be UNTRUE
That’s the question that Yoga wants its practitioner to answer – if one wants to practice Yoga. If we want to KNOW - we can practice Yoga. Else, each can go – in his own belief and path!!
Yoga has no quarrels with that. It understands.
Yoga is not a RELIGION. It is a Science - a very practical science - all the way.