Friday, November 30, 2007
KRISHNA AND THE (ANTI)CHRIST*
From the Huffington Post:
"Wednesday's '700 Club' featured a question about the Christian view of yoga. A concerned viewer asked, 'Does it really have its origins in evil?' Pat Robertson gave the verdict: Yes! According to Pat, stretching is fine, but by repeating common yoga mantras, you are actually praying to Hindu gods Vishnu and Krishna and you're not even aware of it!" The clip is here.
Actually many Hindus believe that it's all one g-d, and that Jesus is an avatar of Krishna who was sent down to set things right. Many even have depictions of this in their shops.
Apparently I'm not the first to notice the similarity between "Aum" and "Amen."
In his new postmorten compilation The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels, Paramahansa Yogananda says Jeebus was actually a yogi and mystic.
Yogananda also claims that JC spent his missing years in India - and has the footnotes to back it up.
When I first heard this notion, from TJ, I dismissed it.
But now it makes perfect sense.
Where else would He have gotten the long hair and Beatles-during-their-Maharishi-period beard?
*Thanks to Bob K for the Pat Robertson tip