It should be taken to consideration that India is a multinational country with dozens of different directions of religions. Vedas were dominating 2 000 years ago in that region and became a base for many traditions. In the 13th century Muslims occupied India and they brought Islam to the country. 
From the 16th century colonialists from Portugal, France, England and Spain were controlling large territories of the country and managed to distribute some forms of Christianity. All those religions are preserved until now and some of them even acquired features of Hinduism. Nathism is wide and inhomogeneous concept. They look at Absolute as a Unity manifesting in different forms, and they think that the esoteric part of any spiritual practice is called Yoga. Even if it will not have the main attributes of Nathi ‘s Yoga, the mystical experience of comprehending is the same for everybody. The difference is only in terminology and names that were formed in different ethnics cultures. And it is not only the point of view; it is constant experience of penetration and fusion of ideas. Looking at Gorakshatath as a reincarnation of Shiva, Natha Yogis are saying that Shiva has a lot of manifestations in different forms and it doesn’t matter through which one of them we comprehend transcendental experience. More then that, Gorakshanath is also a son of Emptiness, that dissolves all the forms and only unmanifested Absolute or Paramatman remains.
This point of view by itself cannot imply to any restrictions and limitations in the way to comprehension of God and this fact opens the doors to Nathism to people of any religion and believes without ethnic or national belonging.

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