Why is Jesus on our altar? Jesus is at the center of our altar because he appeared to the yoga master Babaji and asked him to send someone to the West to spread the teachings of original Christianity. Jesus told Babaji that his followers needed to learn how to receive him through deep meditation, as beautifully described in the verse, … Read More
Many Westerners in this materialistic age have come to doubt the truth of Christ’s teachings. Indeed, many of them even doubt that Jesus ever lived. Paramhansa Yogananda, by his example as much as by his teachings, turned agnostics into deeply believing Christians again. His mission, indeed, was not to convert anyone to Hinduism, but to revitalize the Christianity of Christians. He taught, he said, “the original Christianity of Christ.”
No one has a corner on Christ’s teachings, or for that matter on the teachings of any religion. The revelation that God gave to the world through Jesus Christ is the property of mankind, for it is truth itself, and it belongs to no church.
The saints alone are the true custodians of religion. For they draw their understanding from the direct experience of truth and of God, and not from superficial reasoning or book learning. The true saints of one religion bow to the divinity manifested everywhere, including of course to the true saints of other religions.
Question from Mike: How did Master or Kriyananda define the Christian concept of communion, and the terms body and blood? People I’ve discussed this with (both Christian and non) seem confused, or really don’t know.
Question from Brock: Why do you followers of yogananda and other eastern traditions pretend to not realize what a fight you have on your hands? I am talking about trying to blend christianity and eastern beliefs. You seem to want to quietly slip these things together and hope no one will notice. My question is why do you think you aren’t going to … Read More