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Some Christian groups have taken yoga asanas and attached Bible verses to them. Rather than a traditional murthi, there might be a cross at the front of the studio. Certainly this is an appropriation of Hinduism, but is it offensive? Should Hindus fight against these appropriations or simply “live and let live”? In this article, which was published on the Hindu Human Rights website, Janyananda explores the phenomenon of Christian yoga and asks about its implications for the future of dharma. Feel free to share to social media and get a conversation going. Universal love and compassion does not mean that we should not discuss controversial topics. Honest and open debate is the only way that we can move society forward.