What are Original Christianity and Original Yoga?
Original Christianity is the basic, classical teachings of Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Dharma, which were taught by Jesus, who was a missionary to the West of the spiritual vision of India, and the empowering and transforming rituals instituted by Jesus and known as Sacraments that were meant to accomplish outside India what the traditional samskaras and spiritual initiations (diksha) accomplished for those living in India. It was the earliest form of Vedanta for the West.
Original Yoga is the simple spiritual practice of meditation on the sacred monosyllable Om, of which Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi wrote in his very first teaching: “The Ekakshara [Om] shines for ever in the heart as the Self.”
Both of these–Original Christianity and Original Yoga–are to be found in the eleven major Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and we believe are the only authentic Christianity.
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The Dhammapada for Awakening: A Commentary on Buddha's Practical Wisdom
Dhammapada for Awakening: A Commentary on Buddha's Practical Wisdom
Drawing on the proven wisdom of different ancient traditions, and the contemporary masters of spiritual life, as well as his own studies and first-hand knowledge of the mystical traditions of East and West, to Abbot George Burke illumines the practical wisdom of Buddha in the Dhammapada - and more importantly, and make thatmakes that teaching relevant to present day spiritual seekers.
Discover Om Yoga Meditation
How to Meditate
The yoga tradition says that the contemplation of the Pranava, Om, is the contemplation of our own true nature.
When the breath and Om are perfectly merged it is the major force of inner transformation-transmutation. The Om breath is the inner secret of the yogi.
Gita for Awakening
Discover the riches of the Bhagavad Gita in this unique commentary.
Bhagavad Gita for Awakening
If you had one spiritual book to study for the the rest of your life, the Gita would be it. This commentary illumines its usefulness for the aspiring yogi.
The Christ of India
Jesus spent much of his "Lost Years" in India. Find out the significance here.
The Christ of India
Read the in-depth collection of information regarding Jesus' stay in India and how it affected his teachings.
Learn how to make Christian worship a tool for spiritual growth.
Yoga of the Sacraments
Discover the inner side of the Christian Sacraments, and increase your understanding of how to effectively make them a part of spiritual life.
Yogis and Jesus
Many modern yogis have had visions of Jesus. Discover more here.
Yogis Who Saw Jesus
The day our Original Christianity and Original Yoga website was launched we received an irate communication from one of those Western “Hindus” that believe they are more truly Hindu if they hate other religions–especially Christianity–and deny that Jesus ever existed. Here is our answer: