In the Yoga Sutras, it says, "Yoga is the nullification of the modifications of the mind."

If this is true, why do so many people who practice yoga seem so self-righteous when they haven't achieved the promised results, sometimes after years?

Simple as that. Why do people act self-righteous and smug when they adhere to a particular so-called "spiritual" belief or practice, even when it fails to deliver the results it promises?

asked 09 Dec '10, 03:45

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edited 09 Dec '10, 06:50

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Barry Allen ♦♦

Pride! No one wants to admit to failure, especially since it is important to fit in with the rest of the crowd, so to speak!


answered 09 Dec '10, 06:26

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Yes and I would throw in programming.

(09 Dec '10, 21:28) jim 10

yeah, i hate those smug people...i'm so much better than them and their stupid superiority :P

but what do you mean, fails to deliver the promised result? isn't self-righteousness the promised result for closed systems of belief?


answered 10 Dec '10, 06:18

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LOL! absolutely love it!

(10 Dec '10, 10:29) daniele

I think people believe that THEIR religion brings them some browny points with their creator.

The answer to this is for folk to realise that Source loves all equally and cares little/nothing for their man made religion or practises.

When people realise and adopt an all inclusive belief system this can free them from the self righteous them and us mentality.



answered 09 Dec '10, 17:40

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Monty Riviera

It is easy to think I do this and you don't, so I am better than you.

The fact is in those cases, they have not gotten anything from their spirituality.

There could be other cases where one feels they will be made fun of for his beliefs or practices so he comes off that way.


answered 10 Dec '10, 00:48

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