Those who believe that Indian spirituality and religion can lead to greater awareness and conscience would only need to open their eyes and look at the reality.
In the West there are persistently blind people who see Yoga not as physical activity, with remarkable qualities, rather as a real religion even if then they get upset when it is called that and preferring to use instead the name spirituality. You can recognize them straight away because they see India as a goal, a cradle of wisdom, an enlightened and enlightening place and so on.
They exagerate this love for their mother India, making Indian aesthetic and costume habits their own albeit in different ways and forms. Not even the latest wickedness of India in which the Supreme court has agreed that beating or abusing a Dilat(the lowest Indian caste) is not punishable, this happened during the government of Prime Minister Modi, who is a practitioner and a lover of Yoga, and rapes and violence against the weaker and poorer fringes of the country have increased. If anyone believes that Modi does not have the support of most of Indian society, it is wrong.
Those who believe that Indian spirituality and religion can lead to greater awareness and conscience would only need to open their eyes and look at the reality that all this has produced to realize that it is better to consider Yoga in the Western way and practice it as such by letting go of Guru and the likes of them. But I know already that it will not be so because in the end there is no worse blind than the one who doesn’t want to see.