In the above video, “students ask Sadhguru if he would have killed baby Hitler if he had the option to travel back in time. Sadhguru talks about Hitler being the result and not the cause of WWII. Yogi, mystic and a visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual teacher of a different kind. A captivating mix of depth and pragmatism, his life and work show that yoga is a contemporary science, and most relevant to our time.” [This text is from Facebook and was translated from Hebrew to English.]
The video’s narration is in English.
Do I either promote or endorse yoga? No, but the wisdom expressed by Sudguru serves to teach the elemental construct of hate.
People commonly think elementally on simple love/hate antonyms. I suggest an analysis of all observations of hateful behavior to discern the cause of the hatred.
As I continue my research on love and hatred, two forms of hatred come to mind.
There is a hatred born from self-righteousness on the part of the hater. This kind of hatred is endemic to tyrants and bullies.
There is a hatred that is a consequence of love betrayed. When you read from the Bible how God hates sin and sinners, this is an expression of love betrayed. Psalm 5:5, for reference.
The boastful and the arrogant will not stand in Your sight;
You [God] hate all who do evil.
What is the antonym of the word love? No, it’s not hate. In the Biblical context of Psalm 5, love and hate have the same antonym: indifference.
It was the indifference of the German people to the plight of the Jews among them that was the root of German hatred of the Jews. As the mystic Sadhguru says, Hitler was not unique in his hatred of the Jews. Germany had many such haters of the Jews, but Hitler was a master organizer.
Not all Germans hated the Jews. In fact, there were at least six attempts by Germans to assassinate Adolph Hitler who was a threat to both Catholic Christians and Jews.
The only reliable ally of Israel today is America due to the majority of Christians who recognize Christianity as not a separate religion from Biblical Judaism but a branch engrafted into Judaism, represented by the olive tree. I refer you to the New Testament book of Romans, chapter 11, verses 1 through 36. The author of the book of Romans was a Jew, circumcised on the eighth day, from the Tribe of Benjamin, a Pharisee, and a persecutor of Christians before becoming a Christian. Paul’s Jewish heritage is recorded in the book of Philippians, chapter 3, verses 4 through 6.
There are learned Jews who appreciate Christianity and work cooperatively to uphold Judeo-Christian common values in societies and governments. Rabbi Daniel Lapin is one such Jewish leader whose American Alliance of Jews and Christians organization was founded for this purpose.