Christian Yoga – Learning and Practice (69)

1. The word “Yoga” (Unification) is usually associated with ascetic and mystical training coming from the area of ​​the cradle of the Vedic and Brahmanical religions, and nowadays (since the 7th century) also Hinduism. The reader may be surprised at what connection yoga exercises have with the Christian religion initiated by the great prophet and spiritual master Jesus of Bethlehem, but when we understand that yoga is primarily spiritual exercises for the body and mind, it will be obvious that the practical part of Christianity is yoga, and numerous mystics are living proof of this. When we think of the word “yoga”, we associate it with body and breathing exercises, which are mainly used to develop good health and long life, but yoga in its full scope contains everything needed for the full spiritual development of a person. If we realize that, for example, Pope Paul VI liked to do contemplative exercises every morning, inspired by meditative, breathing and bodily exercises inspired by Indian culture and its mystical yoga, we will no longer be surprised by the combination of the words yoga and Christianity. We must, of course, base the study of the teachings and practices of Christian yoga on the Bible, a book that is a spiritual guide for all of Christianity, and when it comes to the Old Testament, also for all of Judaism. So if someone asks what Christian yoga is, we will answer that it is a mystical science and practice for spiritualization, based on evidence, verses of the Holy Scripture. Of course, we can show the presence of ideas that, while in the Bible, are also the teachings and practices of the Vedic tradition, including its offshoots such as the Jinna, Hindu, and Buddhist religious traditions. Yoga shows universal values ​​literally present in the Christian Bible. And that is why we are talking about Christian yoga, because yoga brings man closer to God, and many methods of bringing people closer are issues clearly and emphatically indicated by the Holy Scripture.

2. When cultivating Christian yoga, we recognize the authority of the Bible, but we can also rely on the teachings of the fathers of the Christian church from the period of the beginning of this mystical and spiritual tradition rooted in European countries. We know that the first apostles (preachers, intercessors) of Christian teaching based all their doctrines on the study of available Old Testament writings, i.e. on the Hebrew books. There is a wealth of knowledge in the Hebrew Sacred Scriptures, and as the apostle Paul (Saul) taught, all scripture is divinely inspired and good for admonition and instruction. When discussing the basics of Christian yoga, we must rediscover the teachings of Jesus, extracting the message of the Old Testament (OT) and showing it in the light of real practice, because only then will our Christianity be yoga. The authority of the Bible contains specific knowledge that comes from God through inspired authors who wrote the teaching under the inspiration of the spiritual gift of prophecy. Christian yoga is a universal message, free from sectarianism, secularism and isolationism, and as such it can be cultivated in any Christian denomination. It happens more and more often that Buddhist monks conduct retreats for a Catholic monastery, or it happens that a Jesuit from India collects mystical teachings of the East, which in no way contradict the Christian message contained in the Bible. Even in the fact that a Christian nun receives the blessing of John Paul II to conduct the Japanese healing system developed from the Shinto religion, we can see that spiritual, mystical and ascetic exercises are a universal spiritual culture present in every religion. Of course, praying the rosary as a way of spiritual cleansing is practiced a little less in some religions and a little more in others, and this is probably the main difference in pursuing a religious life. The basis of the practice of Christian yoga are, of course, issues precisely described in the Bible, and it is there that we find our yoga.

3. When we open the Bible to the first page, we will read that God (Elohim) in the beginning created the heavens and the earth. The heavens are, of course, the subtle spiritual dimension inhabited by angels (malak), and the earth is our entire material earthly universe. The word Elohim (God) is used in a double number, once to emphasize the majesty of the Creator, and twice because Elohim is the prototype and primordial beginning of all creation, which was created in pairs. The dual number means a couple, a male and female being in one. The important issue is the correct view that is the subject of faith, and this is the fact that there is a Creator – Creation, a being who created the entire material universe, and previously the heavens as a sphere of existence for spiritual beings. We know that the heavens were created before the earthly world was created because that is the order in which the creation account lists them. However, let us consider whether we accept the teaching of the Bible that tells us that there is someone who created everything, starting from the heavens. Immediately after the creation of the heavens and the earth, the divine work of creation focuses on the formation of the earth as a planet, but also the entire material universe, as evidenced by the creation of the sun, moon and stars. Further verses of the Book of Genesis explain to us when the plant world was created, when the fauna of aquatic creatures, and finally land creatures, and man as the crown of all creation. The human being seems to be the highest of his kind among living creatures, and we infer this from the fact that man was created in the last, sixth aeon of creation.

4. We can consider whether the description of the creation of the universe speaks of real days or whether the word ‘yon’ can be read as an eon, an epoch. Although we talk about evenings and mornings, we know that God’s day lasts as long as our thousand years, and perhaps these are the periods the author of Genesis has in mind when he describes the entire process of shaping the earth and creatures on our planet, although a n authentic scientific description given in the form of geological epochs fits much better into the description of creation. Adopting the symbolic teaching that converts the day of creation into a thousand years (millennium), the teaching of the Bible would no longer be inconsistent with facts, such as the finding of human remains from 50,000 years ago. years, and also contrary to scientific knowledge about how long our physical universe has existed. When examining the Bible, we must rely on common sense and knowledge, and these tell us that a day is, in this case, one period of creation described symbolically as evening and morning. The entire description of shaping (creation) is a description of the creation of the earth and life on it, of course with the exception of the first verse, which laconically mentions that Elohim (God) first created the heavens (the world of angels, cherubim), and then created the earth. We also learn that the plant world, flora, came into being first, and only later the animal world, fauna. From fauna, first aquatic creatures were created, then flying ones (birds), and later land animals. Man, of course, was created as the last of earthly beings, the crown of creation. In this way, we have a description of the act of creation, carried out over the eons, which is not inconsistent with the theory of evolution, because the act of creation was extended in time, and the entire creation was created in the evolutionary process, although it was not a spontaneous process, but the conscious work of God (Elohim).

5. The Spirit of God hovering over the surface of the waters is a divine force that transforms the planet into a place suitable for created life forms, fauna and flora. The sixth period (day) of creation is the time of the emergence of the human being. Elohim created man in his own image and likeness, male and female. This means that a human being is a pair of first humans, not a single person. If God created man as a couple in his own image, it is obvious that Elohim himself is a couple, and in fact the male figure of God is described with the letters YHVH, and the female one as Shekinah. Elohim, however, is one and only being. The intention of creating man was to create a ruler over the earthly creatures of the fauna that already existed on earth, to create a lord of earthly creatures. Man was given the power to control fauna. In addition to the power to rule over animals, man received two more commandments (injunctions). The command to reproduce, beget children and to eat seeds (cereals) and tree fruits. Of course, in the modern world, the command to multiply and fill the earth with people seems to be fulfilled too willingly, because the world is rather overpopulated, and many people are starving and even dying because of it. People do not adhere to the original commandment to eat seeds (grains) and the fruit of seed–bearing trees, and their way of controlling animals is rather to wreak havoc. People who keep various animals in their homes seem to exercise some kind of power over the world of fauna. The thoughtless killing of animals and the destruction of fauna in a dramatic way seem to be the exercise of unnatural and vulgar power. Power in this case is about taming!

6. The three commandments for the newly created man as a human couple undoubtedly had a heavenly, paradisiac character. Nowadays, God’s original command regarding food is rarely applied in the Christian world. When God spoke that he would give man every plant that produces seed (grain) and the fruit of trees that yield seed, this command served to lead a paradisiac, heavenly way of life. The three original commandments, the command to rule over animals, the command to multiply and fill the earth, and the command to eat only plant food, are three teachings that we, as humans, can simply put into practice, and this will be the execution of God’s will. Christian yoga recommends considering these three instructions of Elohim himself, the Creator – Creation, and leading a creative life full of piety in accordance with them. Following the paradisiac rules of life is a sign of piety and submission to God’s will.

7. In the seventh period of creation, God (Elohim) stopped the acts of creation and began to rest from creative work. The seven–day week symbolizes the entire process of shaping life on earth and is a calendar memory of the creative act. Sunday is the first day of the week, and Saturday (Sabbath) is the last, seventh day of creation. Saturday is therefore the symbolic seventh day of divine rest and blessing, because the seventh day is celebrated in memory of divine rest. We should dedicate the Sabbath day to rest from earthly work and devote this day to meditation on divine matters, to sanctification, because God has sanctified the seventh day of the week. Of course, when we mean eons, we know that the seventh day lasts from the time of the creation of Adam and Chava to the present day. So we live constantly under the umbrella of blessing and sanctification.

8. The beginning of the Bible contains two accounts of creation, the first more general and the second more specific. In the second description of the act of creating man, we learn that the Creator is YHVH, the male being of Elohim. The first description describes the creation of man as a more spiritual being, the second description discusses the creation of man from the elements of the earth, from clay. Man begins to exist when he receives the energy of breath (Nefesh). The first act symbolizes the creation of a human couple as a soul, while the second gives this soul an earthly, material shape and earthly life. The first man is created, whom YHVH places in the paradisiac Garden of Eden. It is an earthly paradise, a garden on earth, because the human form is also already earthly, material. The Garden of Eden was located at the source of four rivers, including the Euphrates River. So you can precisely locate where the Garden of Eden was located. What is important, however, is the fact that we become human the moment we take our first breath! For then we become a soul living in a body. There was also a tree in the garden whose fruit significantly extended life, as well as a tree that gave access to the world of good and evil, i.e. a narcotic tree. Man was forbidden to eat fruit from the tree that gives narcotic experiences of the world of relativity, because the use of drugs leads to the death of both body and soul. The ban on eating fruit from a tree that opens your eyes to a world in which good and evil are mixed is the fourth commandment that YHVH himself gave to the man he created. By placing the first man in the Garden of Eden, God also commanded man to cultivate and take care of this paradisiac garden. So we have the fifth commandment imposed on the first man. Since man had the right to eat from any tree, with only one exception, it seems obvious that he also ate from the tree of eternal life. If the first man, the progenitor of modern humanity, had the right to fruits that ensured immortality, then we can try to look for this tree among the plants and consider that we have a blocked potential to live for an indefinite time, or even forever.

9. YHVH first created Adam and then Chava (Eve), the mother of humanity. What is characteristic is the fact that both Adam and Chawa remained naked in the Garden of Happiness, did not wear any clothes and were not ashamed of their nakedness. So, trying to recreate the paradisiac lifestyle, we must live in a garden and get rid of the shame of nudity, because our progenitors, our first parents, were simply naturists without any shame of nudity. Chava is slightly younger than Adam and this mating custom that the woman is usually slightly younger than the man is widely observed all over the world and is quite rightly considered natural and obvious. Woman is created as a complement to man, and the Creator’s intention was to reflect himself in the human couple and to make the woman a help to the man. It is a healthy suggestion of common work, striving and effort in every human pair created. The union of a man and a woman is naturally the will of God and the image of God the Creator.

10. The Bible also mentions an ancient serpent living in the garden who tempted Chava to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree opening the mind’s eye to relativity and the dualism of good and evil. The snake, or rather Asmodeus, is a heavenly being who appeared to Chava in a supernatural way and convinced her that the fruit from the forbidden tree was good and useful for her. The serpent Asmodeus could not come to terms with the rank that God gave to man and therefore he attacked the first people, causing them to fall and be expelled from the paradise of Eden. Asmodeus tempted Chava, and she tempted Adam. As a result of eating the forbidden fruit, the emotion of shame towards nudity appeared and this first negative emotion of shame, and then fear of the Creator – Creation, became the cause of the degeneration of the human race. The original sinful emotion is shame, embarrassment because of nakedness. This is the essential meaning of original sin. We can see that the ancient dragon–like serpent of paradise (as taught in the Apocalypse) also tempts people today with the opportunity to open the mind’s eye and experience the world of the spirits of the dead in the form of visions obtained with the help of various plant drugs (Pharmakia). It seems that the activity initiated by the serpent of Asmodeus in the Garden of Eden is still being continued, and man is being led to the death of the body and, even worse, to the death of the soul.

11. The opening of the eyes of Adam and Chava is undoubtedly a metaphor, for their physical eyes were not closed, they were not blind, and therefore the opening of both eyes must refer to the opening of the so–called mind’s eye, the inner sixth sense, through which the worlds of evil could be perceived and evil could be committed. Man was created as the embodiment of goodness, as a good or even very good being, which God himself emphasized at the end of the sixth day of creation. When looking for paradise, we must strive to consciously do good from a mixed life consisting of good and evil, and such good that is good in God’s understanding, and therefore live in accordance with the divine command. The serpent of paradise is a symbol of the devilish tempter whose whispers man should avoid. The possibility of committing a paradisiac sin and condemning the soul to wandering still exists, which is only a repetition of the deeds of Chava and Adam. Interestingly, the idea of ​​the first parents who initiated the human race also exists in typically Vedic science, where the first man of present humanity is called Manu, and the first woman Manuśa. The introduction of hostility between the serpent tempter and the first woman is usually understood as a prototype (archetype) of hostility between the established religious community (church) and demonic, Satanic cults. It is also the first biblical prophecy announcing the destruction of demonic forces by the offspring of the first woman, the foremother.

12. Since Chava and Adam, the first man, broke the paradise prohibition (taboo), as a result of sin, woman inherited birth pains, which are probably all the more severe the greater the stain of the inherited transgression against God. The man inherited hard work with the sweat of his brow, especially cultivating the land and working on the farm. They both inherited the struggle for their earthly existence and daily bread, as well as the necessity of dying, because death is only the result of sin committed in paradise and was not in the Creator’s original intention. The Creator created us for eternal, immortal life, and many people practicing yoga sense this truth, realize it and try ways to extend life. Undoubtedly, the diet recommended by God to the man in paradise was very conducive to immortality or longevity. There is nothing stopping Christian yoga practitioners from deciding to return to a paradise way of eating based only on plants. God will undoubtedly reward adherence to the original commandment. All early Christianity preferred and recommended vegetarian, plant–based nutrition because it is consistent with God’s will for humanity. Even to man expelled from paradise, God speaks in such a way that the implication is that bread (a product made from cereal grains) will be the basis of food in the midst of the sweat of the brow.

13. Man has been driven out of the paradisiac Garden of Eden, and angelic cherubim with the help of whirling and radiating double–edged swords guard the entrance to it. This teaching does not talk about eliminating the Garden of Eden, but about blocking the entrance to it. This means that this garden still exists and the cherubim (angels of the highest rank) are its guardians. On the one hand, it is a garden on earth, because a completely material man created from the dust of the earth, in terms of his body, dwelt in it, and on the other hand, this area has somehow become invisible to sinful people. A similar legend circulates in the East, and yogis call this paradise place, where the Creator YHVH himself walks, the Land of Shambhala. If paradise exists, there is nothing stopping us from trying to return to paradise from our earthly wandering caused by succumbing to the temptation to take drugs. We learn about paradise even such details that the gate and entrance is on the eastern side, because that is where the guard of flaming cherubim stands.

14. God declares that through the experience of the invisible realm man has become like God in the knowledge of good and evil. This does not mean, however, that Adam and Chava became completely equal to God, but that in one respect they obtained the same knowledge as the Creator, who knows all worlds of created beings. The first children of the first parents, Cain and Abel, were already children of sin, and Cain killed his brother Abel out of envy, jealousy of the fact that Abel had greater favours and privileges from God. The children of the first parents appeared after they left paradise. Already in the times of Cain and Abel, i.e. just after the creation of man, there was a custom of organizing sacrificial services in which various gifts were offered to God through fire. Abel was put to death childless, and Cain’s offspring were contaminated with the sin of murder, or more precisely, the sin of fratricide caused by envy. The method of divine justice is characteristic, which does not kill the murderer, but condemns him to exile, to wandering, and whoever kills Kain, sentenced to exile, is subject to a sevenfold penalty, which will be carried out by divine vengeance. According to God’s original teaching, the death penalty for murder is not applied, but the penalty is banishment, condemnation to wandering, wandering the earth. Christianity should model itself on this first law of God’s Justice in its society.

15. One of the reasons for expelling the first parents from paradise is that God did not want sinful (shameful) man to perpetuate this state of existence forever by eating the fruit of the tree of life and live for a long time indefinitely, perpetuating his corrupt essence. However, longevity is a feature of the first humans, and Adam himself lived a total of 930 years, or almost one millennium. This is undoubtedly a long period of life, especially for a contaminated person. It is therefore not surprising that Indian and Tibetan yogis were looking for ways to extend life and achieve longevity. The vegetarian diet is also called the longevity diet. The task of the cherubim guarding the garden of paradise is primarily to guard the access, the path to the tree of life, which exists on this earth, although the entire garden is not visible to us. When God took Enoch at the end of his life, which lasted 365 years, he took him along with his body, and we can only guess that Enoch was transferred to the Garden of Eden. Elijah ended his life similarly, and then Jesus. All three prophets and patriarchs were undoubtedly taken to paradise together with their bodies.

16. People expelled from paradise receive clothing from God in the form of floor–length leather robes. This is not an order to dress appropriately, but a good example to follow. Interestingly, sinful man goes into his exile wearing clothes created by the Creator himself. As you can see, God’s mercy is unlimited, because even if a person harms himself, God still cares for that person and gives him clothes as a gift. Cain is said to have received a mark on his forehead to let it be known that he must not be put to death under threat of sevenfold vengeance. Therefore, God protects the life of a fratricide, a murderer, and the punishment is not death for death, but banishment and leading a wandering life among strange and hostile other people. Adam and Chava had their third son when Adam was 130 years old, and Chava was, of course, only a little younger. This third son was named Seth, and from him came the so–called Setite race and the temple of Set. In total, Seth lived on earth for 912 years (from 130 to 1042 after the creation of Adam). The first people from the generation of Set’s descendants developed the art of making music, playing mainly the harp and the pipe. The harp is the oldest musical instrument mentioned. The patron saint of harp and pipe players is Jubal, a descendant of Seth. Interestingly, the invocation of the name YHVH began when Seth had a son named Enosh, which took place 235 years after the creation of Adam. The oldest recorded way of pronouncing the name YHVH is Yahvah! Repeating this name on the rosary is a wonderful practice.

17. The figure of a prophet named Enoch, the father of Methuselah, the longest–living man among the descendants of Seth, or the Setites, deserves our attention. Enoch lived from 622 to 987, i.e. 365 years, and Methuselah lived from 687 to 1656 from the creation of Adam. The total number of years Methuselah lived was 969 years. Enoch, after giving birth to Methuselah, as it is written, walked in friendship with God for 300 years. This means total obedience to God, because God’s friends (called Vali Rshi in yoga) have cultivated total devotion to divine affairs, total obedience and pious living for over 300 years. And after such a long period of pious life, Enoch and his body were taken away by God. The year 987 after the creation of Adam is the year Enoch was taken to paradise, the year of the first assumption of a human being together with his body. Today’s people would like God to perform great miracles for them after a year of prayers or meditation, but are they ready for at least 300 years of continuous practice of piety and friendship with the Creator, as Enoch did? Methuselah’s lifespan shows that the descendants of sinful Adam and Chava could survive even one millennium, and 365 years of life is not a very long life on the earthly plane. So the Setites were long–lived, and we can do everything we can to try, with God’s help, to restore our original longevity. Let us remember Enoch as the first of the descendants of a man expelled from paradise who was let back into the garden of happiness by the cherubim.

18. The first prophet, a man with whom God made his covenant by creating the religious Order, was the patriarch Noah (Noe), who was born in 1056 after the creation of Adam and lived until 2006, i.e. for around 950 years. Interestingly, Indian yogis claim that longevity is possible provided that you lead an appropriate, very calm and cheerful lifestyle. Longevity is understood as life ranging from 120 to 1000 years, i.e. for a period of several hundred years or a millennium. The Bible, and it is a Book that tells the truth, confirms the possibility of such a long life. The prophet Noah fathered his first children at the age of over 500! The flood, in the form of flooding the entire earth and destroying increasingly sinful humanity, including the descendants of Cain, occurred at the end of 1656 and ended at the beginning of 1657. Before the flood, in 1656, Methuselah, the longest–lived of the Setites, died. Shem, the firstborn son of Noah and the progenitor of the Semitic race, was born about a hundred years before the Flood, in 1558, and lived for a full 500 years.

19. In the days before the flood, the custom of polygamy arose, for the Setites, called sons of God, married any woman of their choice, thus developing a kind of passionate lust. At this time, there also lived on earth a race of giant men called in the Bible by the term Nephilim, and in the East by the word Djinn. This type of demonic giants and the Sethites who lived in excessive lust were swept away by the flood along with the descendants of Cain. Human wickedness was great, especially the wickedness of the Cainites and Nephilim, and the lust of many Setites, the last righteous of whom died before the flood. Only Noah and his righteous and just family remained to be saved. It is a teaching that says that the righteous and just are protected by God and safe even on the day of destruction. The Creator, seeing the wickedness of humanity at that time and seeing the constant evil tendencies in human hearts, decided to cleanse the earth of the degenerate Cain humanity and Nephilim. Noah was a righteous man and therefore survived. Interestingly, the legend of the Great Flood exists in virtually all cultures and religions as a living memory of God’s punishment against humanity. The Earth, ruined by sinful humanity and filled with violence, has been cleansed. God does not accept the destruction of nature or the use of violence. When the flood occurred, Noah was six hundred years old and had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth, and Shem was a 100–year–old young man!

20. The Flood ended in the first month of 1657 after the creation of Adam, and the entire turn of 1656/57 was a time of destruction due to the emergence of waters from earth’s springs and constant rains. After the flood ended, Noah built an altar to God, creating a sacrificial temple in the open air. He began his life on a cleansed and renewed earth by offering burnt animal sacrifices, a cult that is the basis of the later Mosaic religion. YHVH made a promise to Noah, a promise that he would never again destroy humanity because of its sins in the way he did with the flood. We have a promise that the destruction of the flood will no longer affect the entire human race. God, making a covenant with Noah and creating the first specific Spiritual Order, will now send prophets (Neb) to humanity who will exhort and encourage people to follow the Way of God, and humanity, deprived of God’s direct authority, will have to rely on the teaching given by Neb. God has promised that throughout the days of the earth’s existence, sowing and harvest, cold and hot, summer and winter, day and night, will never cease. Therefore, the speculations of catastrophists predicting the imminent destruction of our planet Earth are vain and false.

21. In the time before the flood, God decided to shorten the human lifespan to approximately 120 years. This was when Noah was about 500 years old, about 100 years before the flood. Gradually, life expectancy began to shorten, and after a few generations the prophet Abraham lived only 175 years. One hundred and twenty years has been established as the optimal upper limit of life expectancy, and nothing prevents people from leading a lifestyle that will enable them to reach such an old age in today’s times. So the length of human life has been shortened eight times, but people live in such a way that they only live to the age of 70–80. After the flood, God YHVH blessed Noah and his sons, recommending to them again the commandment to multiply and fill the earth with their offspring, which is a repetition of the paradise commandment. Knowing the inclination of human hearts, God also allowed the eating of all living animals, but in such a way that animal blood was not consumed! Only meat with blood must not be eaten by you, God said, but let us also remember that God did not command the consumption of animal flesh, but only permitted its consumption. In this way, YHVH left man the freedom to choose between the paradise order to eat plant food and eating the bodies of various animals, which until now had only been offered as burnt offerings since the time of Abel, and had never been allowed as food. A sinful man will, of course, choose a meat diet, while a pure, pious, paradisaic man will stick to a plant–based diet. And demonic people will sin greatly by eating black pudding and full–blooded red meat, all of which are strictly forbidden, and this prohibition was repeated by the apostles of Jesus and is also recorded in the Acts of the Apostles.

22. One of the edicts after the flood was the principle of blood for blood, i.e. the introduction of the death penalty for murder, and in sinful societies it is good in the eyes of God to apply such a penalty. However, in a Christian community where forgiveness is cultivated, the paradisaic punishment of banishment for sin, which was applicable to the Setite race, can be successfully applied. The Noahide Covenant was established with Noah and his sons and their offspring, and we are that offspring and therefore the principles of Noah’s covenant with God still apply to us. Therefore, it is forbidden to eat blood or meat with blood, which is the minimum requirement for humanity, a law established by God. Interestingly, Noah’s covenant was also concluded with all animals living after the flood, with every living creature. The covenant says that never again shall all flesh be destroyed by the waters of a flood, and that there shall never again be a flood to destroy the whole earth. The sign of the covenant is a rainbow appearing in the sky, a rainbow that says that God is watching all living beings in the area where the rainbow is visible. The rainbow is a sign that God is looking at us and blessing us. That’s why when people see a rainbow, they stare at it and stop for a moment to watch the phenomenon. So when we see a rainbow in the sky, we can take a moment of rest to accept God’s blessing and remember the principles of Noah’s covenant with God, a covenant for the reborn humanity and all life on earth. The covenant was established for time indefinite, i.e. for all eternity, and is binding on every soul living on earth.

23. All modern humanity descended from Noah’s three sons. The thought that comes to mind is that Shem, Ham and Japheth originated three human races, namely white, black and yellow! Prophet Naoh was engaged in agriculture, farming and especially grape growing. One of his later sins was drunkenness, because he got drunk on wine, and uncovering his penis, which became a shameful custom because of the sin of Chava and Adam. Scripture does not record the existence of women, daughters of Noah or wives of his sons, because of the inferior role of women as a result of her succumbing to the temptations of Asmodeus, the dragon serpent. However, it is obvious that since Noah’s sons were saved and then had offspring, their wives were also with them in the Ark, especially since they were already about 100 years old when the flood hit the earth. From the behaviour of Naoh’s sons in the face of his nakedness, it could be concluded that children should not see the nakedness of their parents as they would be cursed because of it. Of course, if we decide to fully return to the paradisaic lifestyle, this principle cannot apply to us, because in paradise there were no clothes or clothing of any kind at all. It seems that the behaviour of Noah’s sons in the face of his nakedness is determined by tradition among fallen humanity, rather than by God’s established intention. After all, the fallen man received clothes from God upon his exile from paradise.

24. Among the descendants of Ham, the son of Noah, is a Semite named Rama. We can only consider whether this was the same Rama mentioned in the Ramayana epic in India or whether it is just a coincidental similarity of name. Except for the information that Rama had two sons, the Bible unfortunately provides no identifying details. What we do know is that in the times after the Flood, all humankind descended from the family used one language and one vocabulary. There weren’t even any dialects. So there is a proto–language of humanity. Therefore, the tendency to introduce one universal language for all humanity, such as Esperanto, is right. It is the reconstruction of the original linguistic unity, which was disturbed by God as a result of sinful tendencies in the form of an attempt to get to heaven by building the Tower of Babel, which, as we know today, was a senseless idea anyway. Indian yoga also mentions the primordial language of all humanity and calls this language Senzar. It is an ancient language from which later Sanskrit and, of course, many other languages ​​are derived. There is also an interesting coincidence in the matter of the Shinear Valley, also called the Valley of Happiness, because such a valley with this name is located in Kashmir, the cradle of the Shaivite tradition, which gave birth to yoga as its fruit.

25. The Sethite race of the descendants of Adam through Seth lasted for a good thousand years, and although we only know the names of the patriarchs, we can assume that it was a great thousand–year civilization of long–lived people. At the beginning of the second millennium, a new prophet Noah comes, during whose lifetime the Sethite civilization is destroyed at the turn of 1656/57, and from Noah’s offspring develop the human races that exist to this day, of which the white race called Semitic creates a powerful civilization. The next breakthrough prophet after the Noahic covenant is Abraham, who lived from 1948 to 2123 after the creation of Adam. When Noah died in 2006, Abraham was 58 years old and it is possible that the two prophets knew each other well. Noah is the ancestor of modern humanity, the second prototype of humanity after Adam, and his son Shem is the progenitor of the Semitic race, and implicitly of the white race in general, since the other sons had to have yellow and black (dark) skin colours. In any case, the flood put an end to the race of Setites and Cainites, and Noah is, together with his family, the progenitor of the Semites sprung from his seed. It is often said that Adam is the forefather of humanity, and this is true, but the flood made Noah the new forefather of all modern humanity.

26. When Abraham was 75 years old, he heard the voice of God calling him to leave his home and go to the land that God had intended for his descendants. So this happened in 2023 and from then on Abraham became the next prophet (Nab) after Noah who directly heard the voice of God and talked to God. Abraham also cultivated burnt offerings by fire, and when he came to the land of Canaan indicated to him, to a place called Shechem, he immediately built an altar and performed the appropriate worship. Cult seems to be the primary activity of the sons of God, as righteous people with the gift of prophecy were called in those times. Another prophet contemporary with Abraham was Lot, who was led out of Sodom by angels just before the destruction of the two wicked cities. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah occurred around 2047/48. At the same time there also lived Melchizedek, king of Salem and a divine priest of great authority, who blessed Abraham’s victory over the men who had carried off Lot. Melchizedek blesses El Elion (Elohim Eljon) in the name of the Most High God and becomes the prototype of the priestly service later performed by Jesus. Abraham performs an act of justice by offering a tithe of all his possessions to the priest Melchizedek. This is the first biblical record that gives rise to the obligation, or rather custom, to offer 10% of one’s income to the priest of the order of Melchizedek, and therefore the order of Christ. The ritual of offering bread and a cup of grape juice, as a ritual later promoted by Jesus, also comes from Melchizedek, the patriarch of the priesthood of the Most High God.

27. When Abraham was 99 years old, i.e. in the year 2047/48, God finally made His Covenant with him, demanding faith and integrity. The Bible mentions here that Abraham literally fell on his face before God, making a deep, traditional eastern bow. This is the prescribed way of worshiping and praising God. We not only kneel before God, but also touch the ground with our foreheads and hands. It is a complete tribute to our God, a complete way of worship and adoration. The Bible testifies that Abraham personally talked with God, with YHVH. The sign of the covenant was the circumcision of the male foreskin, which is a visible sign of the Abrahamites. At the age of 99, Abraham and his entire household completed the ritual of circumcision. His firstborn son Ishmael, born of Hagar, was circumcised when he was 13 years old. Jesus gave circumcision an internal meaning, the sense of cleansing the heart from the tendency to sin, and did not require ritual circumcision of the foreskin. From the offspring of Abraham and Hagar, through the firstborn son Ishmael, come the Arab nations and Islam, which is a religion on the border between Judaism and Christianity. From the offspring of Abraham and Sarah through their son Isaac came the Jewish nation, the Judaic religion, and also Christianity (through Mary and Jesus).

28. God commanded Abraham that all his household and offspring should keep the Way of YHVH, the Way of God, to practice righteousness and judgment. During the conclusion of the Abrahamic covenant, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed, which also took place around 2047/48. In 2048, Sarah gave birth to Isaac to Abraham, and Hagar and Ishmael were separated. Abraham was a hundred years old when his second son Isaac was born. People were still a long–lived race in those days. Abraham also clearly introduces spiritual healing when he prays for the health of Abimelech’s house. The prayer for healing addressed to the Most High (Elyon) God is answered and Abimelech and his household are healed. We can always pray for healing exactly according to the Abrahamic example, and this activity was developed perfectly by Jesus himself. The promise given to Abraham regarding his descendants was fulfilled both through Ishmael in the form of the Arab nation and Islam, and through Isaac and the nation of Israel, and finally in the form of spiritual Israel called Christianity. Through the father of nations Abraham, the three great religions, Judean, Christian and Muslim, are deeply related to each other, and God the Creator, blessing all the Abrahamic offspring, continues to bless all three great revealed religions that have their root in the covenant with Abraham.

29. The Bible states that the life of Sarah, Abraham’s wife, lasted only 127 years, so we already have clear signs of the shortening of human life announced by God to an average of 120 years. Ishmael lived from 2034 to 2171, which is shorter than Abraham, 137 years. Isaac lived for a full 180 years (2048–2228), while his son Jacob, called Israel, lived only 147 years (2088–2235). The name of the nation and state of Israel comes from the name of Jacob. The covenant with Abraham was concluded for time indefinite and is therefore an eternal covenant, just like the covenant of Noah. However, while the principles of the Noahic covenant apply to all humanity, the principles of the Abrahamic covenant apply only to his offspring, i.e. Judaism and Islam. Since Christians are spiritual Israel, the physical principle of circumcision applies to them spiritually as circumcision of the heart from sins, and the spiritual principle of faith applies the same, because we fulfil the spirit of this covenant, not its letter.

30. Let us try to understand the essence of the commandments and prohibitions given to Adam, then Noah, and finally to Abraham, so that we can understand the very essence of Christian yoga. Cultivating faith like Abraham will probably not seem easy, but we must realize how great Abraham’s trust in YHVH really was. When we ask ourselves whether we would be able to place our firstborn son, our child on the sacrificial altar and kill God as a sacrifice, if only God had clearly demanded it from us, when we examine our conscience, we will see that Abraham’s faith was extreme trust and submission to the will of God. It turned out that sacrificing the firstborn son on Mount Moriah was only a test, a test of trust and devotion, two pillars of living faith. However, everyone will be subjected to specific tests of faith until trust and submission to God are complete. Faith is not believing in certain views: it is the power of trust and devotion combined. Reading this mystical lesson, the reader may even undergo a trust test and examine himself whether he trusts the inspired explanation of some biblical issues inspired by the Holy Spirit, and yet we are not writing anything else here except what Archangel Gabriel secretly explains to us, inspiring us with the power of God.

31. The prayer: “Lord, increase our faith” means in its essence a call for growth in trust and progress in devotion, entrusting oneself to God. This is a powerful apostolic prayer and we can take it as a model affirmation of supplication and recite it 101 times, as the fathers of the Christian church used to do. It is never enough to increase faith, especially since faith is a basic charisma, a spiritual gift without which one cannot become a Christian from the depths of the heart. Lord, increase our faith – this is a prayer for the entire group or community in which we carefully study the teachings and practice of Christianity. Only by receiving and strengthening the gift of faith can we say that we have become Christian yogis, practitioners of mysticism and spirituality. The entire New Testament (NT) revolves around this fundamental issue: the gift of faith. Therefore, praying to increase our faith is very important.

32. The Prophet Moses appeared after God’s promise that after four generations the Jewish people would be released from Egypt and return to the land promised to the father of nations, Abraham. For many years, as the son–in–law of Ruel Jethro, a Midianite priest, Moses became thoroughly acquainted with the spiritual teachings of Abraham and Noah, which were preserved among the Arab descendants of the tribe of Ishmael. Jetra was a Sufi (proto–Islamic) sheikh of the Abrahamic religion. When Moses matured spiritually, he went to Mount Horeb (Sinai, Tur), where YHVH appeared to him in a fiery burning bush. God introduces himself by the name Ehyeh, which means I am or I am He Who Is. The name I Am indicates the One Who is always Present, the One Who Always Exists. This is the name revealed to the prophet Moses. An important lesson that comes in the revelation to Moses is God’s requirement to remove the sandals from one’s feet when approaching a place sanctified by the presence of the angel YHVH. If we consider the temple to be God’s house, then we should obey God’s request to Moses: “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Entering church wearing shoes is therefore a sin against God, breaking God’s command. Muslims are obliged to take off their shoes and enter the mosque barefoot. Unfortunately, this is a rarely cultivated custom among modern Christians.

33. The essence of the revelation given to Moses is the so–called Decalogue, i.e. a set of ten God’s laws to be constantly observed in order to eliminate all sin from one’s life. Jesus followed this law because it is very important, and he even repeated some of the rules clearly and gave them a deeper, inner meaning. So not only are we not to kill, but we are not even to be angry with our neighbour. Let us write down the biblical Mosaic credo and let us constantly keep its message:

  1. I am YHVH, your Elohim (God).
  2. Have no other gods.
  3. Do not use the name YHVH dishonourably (in vain).
  4. Remember to celebrate the Sabbath.
  5. Respect your father and mother.
  6. Thou shalt not kill.
  7. Do not commit adultery.
  8. Do not steal (misappropriate).
  9. Don’t testify falsely (don’t lie).
  10. Do not covet.

All these principles were deeply respected by early Christianity, and the apostle John even wrote that whoever loves God keeps His commandments, and whoever does not keep the commandments does not love God. The NT rejects accretions in the form of Pharisaic commandments and prohibitions added to the divine law written twice on Mount Horeb (Sinai) on stone tablets and kept in the Ark of the Covenant.

34. The Mosaic fast, also fulfilled by Jesus, is 40 days without eating or drinking. This is not an easy spiritual practice of Christian yoga, but if we want to grow up to imitate Jesus in deeds of faith, we will also have to learn to fast like Moses, Elijah or Jesus. The Mosaic law also gives us a model to participate in a spiritual gathering of the community three times a year, on average every four months, for a period of seven days for common fasting, on unleavened bread alone, and for prayer and listening to teachings. YHVH is defined as a God who is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in loving–kindness and truth. Is this the image of YHVH, God, in our hearts and minds? After all, this is the God that both Moses and Jesus showed. The ban on eating blood is accompanied by the information that by consuming blood we bring disease and death upon ourselves. Drinking blood shortens your life.

35. The Bible, and especially the Psalms, are full of encouragement to worship and praise God the Creator, YHVH. It is recommended to pray standing, bowing to God with your face to the ground, raising your hands in prayer, and praising God seven times a day. YHVH commands that we are to be holy because He, the God YHVH, is holy. Holiness is therefore a desirable state to achieve and cultivate. God’s law prohibits getting tattoos, turning to spiritualistic mediums who induce trance with the help of drugs, and prohibits spreading slander and hatred towards brothers and sisters in the faith. YHVH says that we are to love our neighbour as ourselves. The OT also recommends through YHVH the so–called Nazirite vows, in which a person consecrates himself to God for a specified period of time and does not cut his hair, does not touch the dead or uses alcoholic beverages. All time, usually at least a year, is devoted to divine study and practice. It is a temporary (term) state of being a monk consecrated to God. Following the commandments of the Decalogue serves, among other things, to extend man’s life on earth. Reading to yourself every day and repeating and confirming the ten principles of spiritual life is a good yogic practice. Observing God’s commandments also serves to remove any disease that torments man.

36. We can worship and praise God, YHVH with the help of phrases in Hebrew, which is original to the NT Covenant: HALLELU YAH! (in Polish: Alleluja!). “Hallelu” means I adore, I praise, I glorify, and “Yah” is a shortened, affectionate diminutive name of YHVH. We can sing Hallelu Yah, we can whisper, we can repeat the rosary 101 times in the traditional way. Reciting “Glory to God” is the ideal worship for students of Christian yoga and corresponds exactly to the Indian phrase Namaśśivaya, where “Namah” means Glory, as in Halleu, and “Śiva” is the name of God (Gracious) corresponding to Yah, since Yah is defined as Gracious God. We can encourage daily praise to YHVH at dawn and dusk, as the early Christians did. In the morning, alone or together with the family, and at dusk, together at community gatherings. Sharing a bit of bread and grape juice is an integral part of authentically Christian meetings. A sure sign of true Christians is the prophecy at the end of the Book of Isaiah, which says that true Christians will come every new moon and every Saturday (Sabbath) to worship before YHVH. The new moon and Saturday are the time of Christian meetings to truly worship God together, with the most genuine bows and prostrations. According to Isaiah’s prophecy in the last chapter, Christians, in addition to refraining from eating blood and meat with blood, also refrain from eating pig meat (pork) and the meat of jumping rodents, because this is an act that brings (accelerates) death. By cultivating Christian yoga and diligently examining the prophetic Scriptures, we will discover that true Christians are very few and that among Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants they constitute only a small handful, the remnant mentioned in the Apocalypse.

If the reader of this spiritual lesson of Christianity feels inspired, he can of course join the preachers of truth and copy and spread this lesson among his neighbours. After all, preaching the good news is a Christian’s duty. And of course, let us remember that only some, few issues from the extensive teaching of Christianity are discussed here. Everyone who follows spiritual Christian yoga and spreads its Message will be blessed by YHVH.


Aćarya Lalit Mohan G.K.


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