Yoga Will Ruin Your Life: Egyptian Occult Isha Yoga Origins

In this article I would like to share with you an Indian woman’s testimony of Jesus.

Purvi was born in India, but moved to the US with her parents when she was only one-year-old. She was a real seeker, truly wanting to know God. Like myself, she thought that she could find God through Hinduism.

She viewed Christianity as a strange religion, and her parents warned her about talking with Christians, since she was told that they are only interested in converting people into their religion. She really did not believe Christianity to be true, but actually viewed it as the least valid religion.

Jaggi VasudevSo she focused on finding God through Hinduism, and got so deeply involved with yoga and meditation that even decided to move to India (like I myself did, and many others following a similar path).

There she got deeply involved with the Isha Yoga cult, and its charismatic leader Jaggi Vasudev.

She made up  her mind to sacrifice her life to yoga and meditation, and since she thought that she could reach God through the help of this organization, she became the volunteer there, giving her money and all her time to it.

Spending time in this organization not only did not get her closer to God, but totally ruined her health and made her disillusioned with it, because she got exposed to Jaggi’s lies for the sake of profits, as well as the fact that he was in no way interested in the well-being of his members but was only focused on making more money.

He used those members as a means to maintain his wealth, and what’s worse, Purvi in her dream was shown that he could cast spells, therefore it’s likely that all those members of his cult who adore him so much are under a literal spell.

There was another Christian who got a dream in response to the prayer to God about being further initiated into the Isha cult. He was shown that the giant lingam that he has in his ashram (calling that lingam an actual person!) is not only a physical structure, but also an energetic one, which serves the purpose of trapping the initiates’ souls.

This isn’t in contradiction to the Bible, because we find it said in Ezekiel 13:20 that souls indeed can be trapped:

Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.

When her health deteriorated to the extent that she thought that she would die, she asked her guru to help her. Not only was he not interested in hearing her case, but he told her to do more yoga, which was the very cause of her disease!

She moved to India in good health and full of hopes of reaching God. She came back to the US demon-possessed, out of money, and at the brink of death. What’s worse, when she would sleep in her parents’ house, she would sometimes wake up because she could not breathe,  finding her own hands choking her – because demons in her wanted to kill her.

Once, when at home, she found herself saying, in a very different voice than that of her own, that she would kill all the family. This shocked her mother, and Purvi explained that it wasn’t even her who said that. Her mother believed it, because the voice was very different.

So she was demonized to such a degree that demons could even manipulate her voice apparatus. This is the level of mediums, and demons really search for such people, because they want not only to inhabit people, but to influence others through those “vessels” with their poisonous doctrines leading to hell.

Disillusioned with the charlatan guru, but still having hope of somehow being helped by God, she cried out in prayer for God to show her the way. After her prayers she kept being led to Bible passages, until she could no longer ignore them. So she decided to buy the Bible.

This caused her to believe in Jesus, and when she finally called on His name, she started shaking – because demons in her were trembling as they heard the name of Jesus. This made her understand that there’s power in His name, and that this could not have happened if Jesus would be merely a human prophet.

Eventually she gave her life to Jesus entirely, and her health started getting better from that point. Now, as it looks from her videos, she has entirely recovered from her illness, or at least made a great progress towards perfect health.

The rest of this article will be dedicated to the summary of her document on the Egyptian occult roots on Isha Yoga.

 Egyptian occult roots of Isha Yoga

Although one of the main objectives of the Isha Yoga cult is to rip off people, another part of it is to do with real spirituality, but that spirituality is not divine but satanic. There are real spiritual practices involved that are derived from the occult.

Practicing these spiritual exercises made me change emotionally, physically and mentally. Sometimes I would cry, laugh, feel euphoric, twitch, grunt, shake, dance, roll eyes, breathe in a different way, gain supernatural energy, and so much more.

These things are common among yogis and meditators, and are not exclusive to the Isha Yoga cult. The reason all these drastic changes occur is because a person is getting increasingly more demonized through the occult practices that he does.

First, a person experiences these drastic and unusual changes. But when full demon possession takes place, the person suddenly becomes calm and knows how to control that energy (of demons). Sadhguru, however, lied that the reason those senior members of his Ashram (monks) were still, was because they learnt how to control the energy that they were experiencing.

So there is no “enlightenment” and no spiritual progress of any kind in doing these practices. The person simply through these practices opens up more and more to demons, until those demons can fully operate the human vessel.

It was usual in Isha Yoga to do invocations – these are the “Om” sounds or other ways of starting a yoga session, for example. These invocations actually invoke demons (my commentary – and when those demons arrive, the people start doing yoga and through doing those occult poses they open up for those invoked demons to enter their bodies. The same happens in meditation.)

There was a program called “Guru Pooja” in Isha Yoga. According to Sadhguru, it’s a way of making your system become an invitation to the divine. There is a whole system established to create an energy invitation where certain types of beings are invited in the yogic tradition. Initially, you just learn the words and the method of it. As you learn to give yourself into the process, it can become a wonderful way to manifest something in your own house in such a big way on a daily basis. You can manifest something so powerful within yourself and in the spaces you live in, so
that there you have constant company.” (Source: ishausa.org/programs/advanced/gurupooja/)

Here he is admitting that he has a program through which demons are invited into a person’s life and they never leave that person alone, once they enter (unless one is saved by Jesus).

False peace of yogis and meditators

Occult practices of yoga and meditation indeed cause one to feel peaceful, but is it real peace? It is not – it’s a state that’s very pleasant, and is a semi-conscious state. It makes one feel as though he’s drugged. And it is a sort of drug, because yoga, meditation and similar occult practices put you into an altered state of consciousness.

This peace may feel pleasant, but it’s definitely not healthy. (My commentary: Because through this state of consciousness demons enter.) Satan is very capable of giving you feelings of pleasure and joy, but eventually this will be replaced by your mental, physical and spiritual ruin.

I thought that “dissolving” myself, sacrificing my life to the Isha Yoga cult is a noble and humble thing to do. Sadhguru has said “spirituality is a higher level of suicide” (Source: life-after-joiningishayoga.blogspot.com/2012/06/spirituality-is-higher-level-of-suicide.html)

Sadhguru taught that it’s good to dissolve oneself (Commentary: and so do other Hindu gurus teach.). So I felt good when I did not eat for a long time, or sleep a little, or work till exhaustion to help the Isha Yoga cause. I looked up to those who did the same or more.

I thought that I was dissolving my attachments and identities that were holding me in bondage. I felt I was gaining spiritual ground because I was working harder as a volunteer in the programs and seemingly overcoming my ego limitations. This coupled with the shaking, violent twitching, grunting, and euphoric feelings was proof to me that my soul was progressing in the right direction.

In reality I was clutched in the grasp of complete and utter deception. I also felt I was helping other souls too! Now I see that this indoctrination to give up one’s life is used by these cults for the purpose of profiting from you. Such mindset enables you to become a very efficient worker for their causes, and violent emotions and shaking serve as “proofs” that you are progressing on your journey to God.

Isha Yoga focus is to make money

Isha Yoga has a very solid public relations footing. By Sadhguru’s own admission he has put up a facade to the public, although he says that it is done in order to draw in “goodwill” and help people become “receptive enough.” I will directly quote him out of an excerpt from Mystic Musings.

He says:

Slowly you will see, as the days pass, I won’t be interested in keeping up any facade for anybody’s sake. We have done enough of that in order to bring about the necessary goodwill and understanding into people so that they could become receptive enough. We don’t have to continue doing that for a lifetime.

(Source: dhyanalinga.org/difference_qa.htm )

Making excuses about lying for the benefit of the greater good (according to Sadhguru) is the foundation of Isha Yoga.

They are consistently asking for donations and working on all levels to bring in the dollars through
marketing and media. Volunteers not only donate time, but they donate their own money to the organization as well. Everywhere you turn you need to pay for something. There is a belief in the institution that the more of oneself one gives to Isha Yoga (in terms of money, time and energy), the more one is dedicated to personal transformation.

They also use psychological strategies to make people feel guilty for giving less than they could. For example, once when the basket was passed out to collect donations, one of the teachers commented on how heart-touching it is when poor people give so much though this causes them to say no to some comforts.

Guru enjoys rich life whilst volunteers are required to sacrifice all

The plea for money is everywhere. Sadhguru encourages people to skip a meal and donate (youtube.com/watch?v=5qrV7-yxyCA). The money is supposed to go for schools. However, there has not been a public disclosure of how funds are used. No details and numbers have been available. Essentially there is no accountability.

Jaggi VasudevIsha Yoga has a large merchandise department with Isha icons of all sorts. Sadhguru stays in fancy hotels, wears expensive clothes, meets with famous & wealthy politicians and celebrities of all sorts and spends time with the elite of society ( even the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu publicly endorses him).

He has even rung the Bombay Stock Exchange opening bell. The affluent and powerful of society are particularly targeted in many ways.

Sadhguru is served and pampered everywhere he goes and
can be seen on his BMW motorbike, SUV, or even his own helicopter.

There is a fee for every program to attain supposedly special knowledge of techniques that spiritually help the
soul. The fee to get a close seat in the Linga Bhairavi consecration ( A female energy idol) cost thousands of
dollars!

Even after the consecration ( which I was a part of witnessing) outside there is a shop set up where one is
encouraged to buy something to offer the idol. That is true for the Dyanalinga as well ( another stone idol).

I also noticed favoritism towards those with money and I was not alone in noting this both in the USA and in the center in India. Even my relative who is deeply involved at the highest levels of Isha Yoga talked to me about the noticeable favoritism towards those with power and money.

Now you may be thinking that Isha Yoga does care about the poor because of the outreach programs they do. These are actually well designed publicity stunts/marketing techniques and serve as another platform to anchor in donations. The funding behind much of these programs come from corrupt institutions. For example, Sanofi Aventis has been known for funding Isha Yoga mobile health clinics.

False marketing and lies infest the Isha Foundation on all levels. Several others including myself noticed that the advertisement directly off of the Isha Yoga website ( also on CD covers) about the Ashram housing a “yogic hospital” to be completely false. There is no yogic hospital there.

There are countless actions of Sadhguru that over and over again point to lies and deception lurking behind the veil of his alluring charm and impressive veneer.

Occult roots of Isha Yoga

Yoga means “to yoke.” One is yoking with Brahman whether they know it or not while doing yoga. Ex-guru
former yogi Rabindranath Maharaj states it correctly when saying “ Brahman is the Hindu concept of God.” He also says, “There is no yoga that is purely physical” and “there is no Hinduism without yoga and no yoga without Hinduism.”(Source: Gods of New Age, youtu.be/56E3Ky5hZhQ).

Sadhguru says that yoga is just a science and not religion. This is a lie. He says you can be a Christian or a Muslim or anything else and still do Isha Yoga. This is part of a clever marketing technique to draw in crowds of all sorts.

Sadhguru panders to the audience that he speaks in front of. For example, there is more mention of Jesus in his talks in front of westerners that are more likely to have Christian backgrounds. He quotes Jesus out of context and twists the truth.

Interestingly, he never quoted John 14:6 when Jesus says “ I am the way, the truth, the life, no man comes to the Father but by me.” With all the flowery rhetoric and public appeal there is something much larger going on than what meets the eye.

Yoga teachers are the missionaries of Hinduism – whether they know it or not

Leaders of VHP

Leaders of VHP

India’s Vishva Hindu Parishad, the world’s largest missionary organization, launched an ambitious missionary effort in 1979, in Allahabad, India.

At the second world congress on Hinduism, attended by about 60,000 delegates from around the world, one of the speakers announced:

Our mission in the west has been crowned with fantastic success. Hinduism is becoming the dominant world religion, and the
end of Christianity has come near.

In the constitution of the Vishva Hindu Parishad regarding its primary goals it states:

To establish an order of missionaries, both lay and initiate, [for] the purpose of propagating dynamic Hinduism representing… denominations, including Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Lingayats, etc., and to open, manage or assist seminaries or centers for spiritual principles and practices of Hinduism… in all parts of the world…

(Source: The Influence of Eastern Mysticism-Occult Invasion by Dave Hunt. The reference for this quote is from Johannes Aagaard Hinduism’s World Mission in Sept 1992 update).

The Hindu Vishva Parishad in its magazine very clearly states that the yoga teachers are the front missionaries.

(Source: Gods of New Age, youtu.be/56E3Ky5hZhQ)

An editorial from Hinduism Today titled “An Open Letter to Evangelicals” written by its editor (a Hindu monk) states:

There is a growing missionary spirit in Hinduism..a small army of yoga missionaries is ready to go to the west.

( Source: Christianity Today, April 8th 1991, p. 64)

How does one lure a group of people into dangerous occult practices and into the worship of Hindu gods without calling it such? Through the means of advertising and marketing.

Sadhguru markets this yoga as a special inner “science.” The idea of a scientific basis to the programs is appealing and seemingly credible, thus drawing in people who are initially suspicious. This yoga that Sadhguru offers is a type of “secret science” or secret knowledge, because we are told not to talk or share about the yogic practices with anyone.

Whoever wants this special knowledge of this “non-religious inner science” can learn if they come through him as their guru.

We are told that a hundred years ago to get this kind of yogic insight one would have to leave everything and follow a guru for many years. However, now, as the deceptive ploy goes, we can learn it all in these simple basic techniques. T

he part about it not being a religion is a blatant lie. The part about it being a science is partially true, but not in the way that people understand it. This advertising of yoga as a science is not new and actually is a common marketing technique of various institutions with Hindu roots. Dave Hunt, the author and a leading expert on new age,
comments on this very facade in his book Occult Invasion:

The deceit and danger of the “science of yoga” …is a classic flimflam, one of the world’s most ancient religious practices is being sold as the “science of yoga.” The average Westerner is not aware that yoga was introduced by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita (…), or that Shiva (one of the most feared Hindu deities) is addressed as Yogeshwara or “Lord of Yoga.”

It is actually an occult science and a form of sorcery or witchcraft. The definition of sorcery is this – the art, practices, or spells of magic, especially black magic, by which it is sought to harness occult forces or evil spirits in order to produce preternatural effects in the world.

It can also be described as the art, practices, or spells of a person who is supposed to exercise supernatural powers through the aid of evil spirits; black magic; witchery, according to the thefreedictionary.com/sorcery.

Now if this yoga were just a science based on body chemistry as Sadhguru claims, why is Shiva (the Hindu god) such a foundational part of the institution? A part of the BSP and Samyama programs include chanting and shouting the name of this Hindu god while thrusting your body forward.

The higher level yogis during their ecstatic states routinely utter and sometimes shout “Shambhu”which is another name for Shiva. (Source: pitarau.com/nd/Girl/shambhavi)

Sadhguru sings songs with Shiva (Shiva Shambho, for example) and mentions him often. There is a “Trimurti panel” carving at the Isha Yoga Center in India described by the foundation as…

Carved out of three 50 ton granite blocks, the Trimurthi panel is an impressive outcome of the art of stone sculpting cultivated in India over millennia. Symbolizing the three different dimensions of Shiva –
Hara, Rudra and Sadashiva.

(Source: shafoundation.org/Isha-Yoga-Center/isha-yogacenter-360-degree-virtual-tour-of-dhyanalinga-isha-foundation.isa)

Sadhguru says himself:

I am not a devotee of Shiva, but Shiva is my life breath. I am not a worshiper. I have never prayed to Shiva or to anybody in my life – never, not even once; but he has been my breath and being always.

The same page where that quote comes from describes a program created by Sadhguru called “Vaibhav
Shiva.” The Isha Foundation website concerning one of these programs states:

The way Sadhguru not just presented this ultimate yogi during the program, but literally transformed himself (and his surroundings) into Shiva’s each and every aspect, left no doubt about his true lineage – there is one
with us who is truly eligible to say “Shivo Ham” (I am Shiva)…

(Source: ishafoundation.org/Isha-Yoga-Programs/vaibhav-shiva.isa )

Jaggi as Shiva

Jaggi Vasudev as the devil

The birthday of Shiva known as Mahashivrathri is a highly celebrated festival in Isha Yoga and live-streamed from the Isha Center in India every year.

I have attended the event myself. The picture below shows Sadhguru during an Isha Yoga Mahashivratri festival.

Notice the pitchfork image in the back.

Shiva is known as “the destroyer” and is always depicted with a serpent around the neck and a pitchfork. Shiva is often accompanied by a bull/cow as well which is the same calf that was worshipped by Egyptians in ancient times.

Read the full PDF document of Occult Roots of Isha Yoga here.

Here is Purvi’s incredible testimony of how deeply she was involved with yoga and how Jesus saved her:

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