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Indian spiritual practices and New Age spirituality...

but also the “false prophets” and the danger of plagiarism. (Amadio Bianchi)

I feel it’s important  to start by saying  that  the content of this letter has nointention of representing an unsupported polemic in contradistinction to all that ishappening today, instead, its intention is to search for what is “good” and “healthy”, to stimulate thoughtful reflection and to help raise the quality of life at all levels:material, mental and spiritual. This is the fruit of my direct experience: I have beenpracticing Yoga,  Ayurveda and Indian culture and  philosophy  for many years andconsequently I can appreciate the concepts of Indian philosophy.
This does not denythe fact that I have never wanted to renounce the free ability to give judgement. Asa matter of fact, considering this last statement, I emphasize that the discriminativeability is a divine gift one should never have to renounce.I need to establish whether Indian scientific and spiritual disciplines have managedto penetrate, rightly or wrongly, in a capillary way into Europe, to reawaken the hopeof   realising   one’s   own   dreams,   utopic   at times, and at the same time   establishingbases for various modern movements which in time become referred to as spiritual. It can be affirmed that some of us are born with a great need to nourish the mostinferior   cosmos   within  ourselves, and   Indian  culture,   with its  philosophicalinterpretations   of   the   manifestation   manages   to   bring   some comfort to a societ ywhich has succumbed to increasingly materialistic wantonness, dissatisfaction and allkinds of insecurities. Indian philosophy manages to direct the attention towards the spiritual substance ofthe manifestation and in giving back the dignity it deserves. That’s  what’s needed to make us   feel   alive,   to   awaken   our   senses   as   well   as   ourconscience.  In fact I maintain that Indian experience is above all an experience ofconscience.  The road which awaits a researcher of this culture is a classic one: the same whichgenerally   involves   oriental   meditation.   Above   all   else,   he   starts   with   the   state   ofwake, which is followed by perception and finally he learns to  live at peace with hisown conscience.But despite all this he must still reach the top of the mountain in search for a higherperspective which will allow him to contemplate Western and Eastern traditions, andbecome the third experience containing positive attributes of both. An experience which can be called “Unity in Diversity”. In my opinion the universality of Indian vision is often misunderstood and it ends withthe introduction of “characters” who are considered or consider themselves (which isworse) to be Gods. A thin stream of deceit trickles into this over exaggerated interpretation and thereare many... Above all, these “characters” have absolutely nothing that can be termed
“universal”, or to use a modern word, “democratic”. Their intention to provide a totalitarian regime is very questionable. Sometimes  I ask myself  if  we Westerners,  who have  completed   the   long   painfuljourney towards social conquests in order to free ourselves from dictators, monarchsand others with most suggestive malevolent intentions, in search of a more universalvision we decided to call democracy, now want to go back. But in other ways we have chosen to practice a more ample vision, which can only begiven by a multitude of  knowledge, which above all else also appears to be safer interms of objective judgement, any yet today we allow these very few “false prophets”to decide for others .... in other words, subjugate the others.In the past these new charismatic visionaries, convinced to be in the right (that’s whythey are called visionaries), completed their most “masterful disasters”. Their bestweapon, whether “used in good or bad faith” has always been plagiarism. No dictatorhas  ever  achieved  anything  without  “forcing” the minds of others.  Thus bewarespiritual or material constraints! Let us consider ourselves fortunate to be mortal and fallible, endowed with thebenefit of the doubt, armed with humility and love, in search of a subjective Truthwhich we know is difficult to attain because of our human limitations. It is this veryconviction that makes us prudent, respectful and humble. Just   think   how   sad   the   opposite would be: to be shut in a cage made of falsecertainties or illusions such as these “false prophets” who, be it in good faith or not,have not yet understood that to merely try to influence or subjugate another person’mind is already a disrespectful and violent gesture.