Someone commented: That kundalini is really cool. It reminds me of the sefirot.

 

Gutman’s response:

 

Surprisingly, many Jews think that the Ten Sephirot are somehow parallel or related to Hinduism’s teachings of chakras. This is a huge mistake and it has caused a lot of Jews to think that yoga and Hinduism’s teachings are close to what the Torah says, which is an even bigger mistake.

 

The Sefirot are ten modes or attributes through which G-d manifests Himself. Although the Sephirot are usually shown in a design this is done only to explain their meaning. The Sefirot themselves are never in such a formation, but rather are all always in the same place at the same time. The diagram is merely a tool to discuss their differences.

 

Hinduism teaches that the charkas are 7 vortexes of energy lying across seven different points on a person’s spinal column. They say when the energy passes through them it causes a different spiritual experience as it goes up the spine and out the top of the head.

 

It seems those who like to compare the two entirely different teachings do so because they somehow see their diagrams to be similar, which is also not true.

The important lesson from this is that a Jew must learn all of his or her spiritual teachings from the Torah, and not from Hinduism which teaches there are millions of gods!