I usually don’t speak out about shit like this, but it’s getting out of hand. People need to STOP turning Buddhism/Hinduism into a TREND. I think it’s great that people want to meditate and make themselves better, but throwing up the Karana gesture in pictures to look cute and have some BULLSHIT caption about finding inner peace and nirvana is absolutely fucking offensive. I find it even worse when people go and post pictures of themselves at the beach or something with the caption of “namaste” like do you even know what namaste is properly used for? My religion to me is sacred as is Christianity is to a Christian or as is to any other religions out there. You do not just take a religion and turn it into a hype without even bothering to learn the technicalities of it. You like to meditate and own a book with like one quote from Buddhism in it and tell me you’re all about it? Tell me more. Tell me how Buddha came to be who he is and his journey - oh, you can’t? Get out. Don’t self-proclaim yourself as one if you have no intention on actually indulging in it.