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Why Original Christianity and Original Yoga?

Jesus Meditating with OmWhen we hear the word “original” we naturally think of it in a historical manner: Original Christianity is the original form of Christianity given by Jesus the Master Yogi to his disciples; Original Yoga is the first yoga practice ever employed by those who thereby became yogis.

Original Christianity

Original Christianity was not church membership nor even a religion in the formal theological sense, and it was not at all the “Churchianity” of today. Rather, it was discipleship: a direct, living, personal connection and communication with the Master: the Lord Jesus Christ who, having spent his “lost years” in India was a link with the primeval traditions of Indian dharma and yoga. This discipleship was accomplished through the Sacraments, initiatic rites of spiritual purification and empowerment instituted by the Lord Jesus himself as Western equivalents of the ritual samskaras of India and continued by his Apostles and their successors. (See The Yoga of the Sacraments.)

Original Yoga

Original Yoga is easily determined by a perusal of the fourteen basic texts of Sanatana Dharma, the Eternal Religion, of India: The eleven major Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras–all of which would have been known to Jesus. This latter text, the supreme authority on Yoga, explains that Yoga is union with God.

Original Christianity AND Original Yoga

But there is another, higher spiritual meaning of Original Christianity and Original Yoga: that spiritual philosophy and that yoga which returns us to our original state of consciousness regarding which Jesus prayed: “O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was” (John 17:5). For before the world was, “when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy” (Job 38:7), we consciously knew that we were one with God and part of His infinite Being.

Original Christianity AND Original Yoga

Put together, Original Christianity and Original Yoga have one purpose and effect: the liberation of the disciple-yogi.