The great Yogi called Christ
When the tireless Jesuits arrived to evangelize the Highlands of Tibet, the natives of the country received them amiably. With great generosity we helped them build the Christian chapels as who brings rock to erect a Buddhist Stupa in the middle of the snowfields and the icy peaks. Joaquín G. Weil writes.
But the Jesuits are found with an opponent more fierce than the Roman circus Lions. They said: "Christ died and rose again on the third day". The peasants responded: "that's fine. In this country also is customary".
I think that with this brief conversation the battle for faith in those inhospitable lands was already determined. In India, a country of miracles and portents par excellence, such anecdotes might occur a thousand times. However, the history of Christianity in India was necessarily more complex.
One of the first Indian citizens I met in my search for sources of yoga was David Davora, a Sephardic of centuries-old community of Bombay, descended from Jews expelled from Spain. Still included the Spanish, although it was not determined to speak it, for lack of custom. The Sephardim arrived to India is not surprising, because in that country had a Jewish colony it literally for millennia. That was the reason why the apostle Thomas He traveled there and died, and was buried in the extreme south of the country.
Thomas was at the India that St. James to Spain. It is known that the Apostles traveled first to evangelize the Jewish colonies scattered to the four corners of the globe. Also agrees that the apostle Thomas is regarded as author that perhaps the (apocryphal) Gospel deeper and more airtight, which starts saying: "who understand the meaning of these words not will savour the death".
The great Yogis and masters of India who have spoken or written about Christ mostly they have considered it a great bhagavan, or a divine incarnation on Earth. As in the case of the Tibetans that we mentioned at the beginning, the figure of a God or son of God incarnated on Earth for spiritual evolution of human beings is in the traditions of India rather frequently. Even further: there is the figure of the avatar's Vishnu, successive incarnations of this divinity through the centuries, as Krishna o BuddhaFor example.
There is a statuette in religious businesses in India that fully reflects the perfect assimilation of the crisianismo in India: is the figure of the Buda-Cristo sitting in meditation in the Lotus position. On the other hand, the continuous (I will not call influence) from Buddhism to Christianity, it is glaring. Not only probably through the Essenes and other schools of unknown affiliation, but that translates into the canonization of Buddha and his Coachman in the legend Aurea of Santiago of the maelstrom as St. Josaphat and St. Barlaán. And continues to this day in the mystical zen Christian, as Thomas Merton, the most famous case, and Ana Maria Schlüter, and even the own Arrupe, etc.
An interesting question is the imagination about what they would do or did Christ in such environment which or course. Since then it had not been in the place of those who had committed so many savagery in his name, but that it had been in the place of the Jews and Moors expelled from Spain, in the place of those persecuted by the Inquisition, in the place of the native evangelized to blood and fire in exotic lands, etc.
What we know, according to the Gospels, is that it was closer to the simple people and even marginalized company not of civil or religious, rich and powerful. But one of the larger appropriations and misrepresentations that have been made of the figure of Christ (and Buddha) is the perpetrated by Hollywood, and that so far has not been, not already answered, but not even mentioned or indicated. I understand.
The Christ of the santosha
Some time ago the Dr. Antonio Alcalá Malave He invited me to meet your research and work by experience, in your inquiry. Although the investigations of Dr. Alcalá exhibited at conferences, contributions that soon will be published in a book, he knew this was a good opportunity for a more personalized experience that is regressive hypnosis that he develops.
Alcala has three doctorates and prizes for medicine, as read in the article that he dedicated the Wikipedia. He is also a member of various scientific academies. It is having the courage and determination of the spiritual world approaching the scientist and vice versa. A not unprecedented approach but it has a long and promising way to go.
As I understand it, the mind, the soul, the spirit and the universe itself have many aspects, I do not venture to call them infinite, but may well be. Without wanting to focus on a specific subject, I made it my personal session of regressive hypnosis discurriera down the road that would be freely. Maybe I had to see the fact that Dr, Alcala is Christian, not already primitive, but of the same Christ, the fact is that our session resulted in the figure of Jesus. There I noticed that I'm trying to explain in this article. The filmmakers, actors and screenwriters of Hollywood have built an icon quite accepted, internalized by the majority and not disputed by anyone (whether supporters or opponents) stunned a Buddha and Christ.
Same as other cinematic portrayals where Christs, marias, Apostles, teachers of spirituality and saints are systematically presented as stupefied, overflowing, lacking full of vitality. Their movements are slow, their poses sprawled, his pazguatas smiles. Those archetypes with all certainty are false, not correspond to the reality.
I am absolutely convinced, as it cannot be otherwise, that Jesus - like Buddha - had a boundless vitality. Your look should be up-tempo; their extraordinarily agile movements. And sure that your smile and laughter, contagious and expansive. What do I base? First in the yogic logical, in my experience as a practitioner and teacher of yoga. A life and discourses of Buddha and Christ could not but proceed people manifest and extraordinary health, vitality and physical energy and, consequently, a great joy of living, generous happiness and happy manifesto.
On the other hand, the videos we possess great Saints and Yogis, since the beginning of the last century, show people equipped with great vivacity: Anandamayee Ma, Ramana Maharshi, Yogananda, Mother Teresa of Calcutta... In a nutshell, the icon of spirituality that is usually offered in movies and since more antique paintings or sculptures and other works of art, is not merely true but pernicious to fuer away from reality.
In conclusion, say that the Buda-Cristo has its roots (and its effect) in Yoga; If he did commit some miracle, escaped, it oozed from his light, as the Sun cannot avoid that your body's sprout rays. And was expressed in a vitality and joie de vivre Nietzschean: authentic happiness yoga, prema, santosha, what is if not an Amor-Dios infinite, inconceivable in our mental and human scale?
Joaquín García Weil He graduated in philosophy, yoga teacher and Yoga room Málaga director. Practice Yoga for 20 years and teaches it since makes eleven. He is a student of Swami Rudradev (leading disciple of Iyengar), with whom he has learned in Yoga Study Center, Rishikesh, India. He has also studied with Dr. Vagish Sastri de Benarés, among other masters. More information: http://yogasala.blogspot.com https://www.facebook.com/yogasala.malaga