Friday, November 30, 2007


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


  1. Anonymous8:20 AM

    >Actually, if I'm not mistaken...

    Actually, you are mistaken. "Hindus" are a wily bunch. Some particularly popular Hindu metaphysics do indeed hold that all is one god, but then others hold that there is duality and a panoply of gods, mostly subordinate to one main god but of no different ontological status. Still others have different ideas.

    As for the Jesus being an avatar of Krishna, or more generally of whatever god is felt to be the one god of whom the others are manifestations, this is particularly a neo-Vedantic vision, tied strongly to resurgence in reaction to western ideas than anything that could be thought of as axiomatic to "Hinduism" as a whole.

  2. This is one of my favorite conspiracy theories - Christ as Yogi. Thanks for bringing it up.

    Do you know if there are any sources outside of PY that discuss Jesus's missing years?

    Based on reading Autobiography of a Yogi, I'm not sure if I could make it through another one of his books. (No offense intended, of course, to those who love Yogananda's work.)


    (freaky word verification: tjixgods)

  3. jews for jesus12:42 PM

    Pat Robertson has been mentally ill for some time now.

    He has some real boner quotes.

    But people still send him money!

  4. jews for jesus12:46 PM

    Witness these quotes from him

    "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

    "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."

    "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. And don't wonder why he hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for his help because he might not be there." --Pat Robertson, after the city of Dover, Pennsylvania voted to boot the current school board, which instituted an intelligent design policy that led to a federal trial."

    Pat Robertson

  5. jews for jesus12:49 PM

    I wonder if, in this quote, he is referring to the Bush administration, (you pick which one)
    or just Congress in general?

    "How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age worshipers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy money changers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?"

    Pat Robertson

  6. Cody-

    1. Yogananda's new book is short and sweet.

    2. Do an online search and you'll find plenty of resources.


  7. thanks, ck.

    I probably should of thought of using the google before asking!

  8. 50 ft. QE5:05 PM

    I don't care what the dogma states I only know that the many spiritual leaders I respect (i.e. the ones who focus on seva/service and positive thinking)acknowledge All Gods are Connected to One God.

    Also it is important to note there are many "wily" Christians, (myself included) who pay respect to the guru and the many Hindu Gods and the Buddha and also believe in reincarnation.