SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
Jesus the Yogi and the Dancing Jesus
The Son of God, Jesus Christ, apart from being projected as the Catholic equivalent of the Hindu “OM”, is increasingly being depicted either as a yogi or as a dancer in the likeness of Nataraja, the “Lord of the Dance”. This is only one facet of the rampant Hinduisation of the Catholic Church in India.
Jesus, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity is not a yogi; He is the Enlightened One. A yogi is one who achieves moksha or liberation from the material world through the Hindu system of yogic meditation and attains enlightenment or self-realisation when he merges into the impersonal consciousness of the universe that some call god, and is able to declare (aham brahmasmi) that he is now a divine being in union with this god. It is blasphemous to describe Jesus as a yogi which many priests are doing, and equally blasphemous to substitute His crucified image with an idol of a dancer, Nataraja being an aspect of the Hindu deity Shiva.
One may also read the following report
THE CRUCIFIX IS GRADUALLY VANISHING FROM OUR CHURCHES
and also note that the crucified Jesus is being replaced with either a “resurrexifix” (the oxymoron of the risen Christ superimposed on a Cross), or by a “risen Christ” with NO cross at all on the main altars of churches.
THE RISEN CHRIST ON A CROSS
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 35-RESURREXIFIXES AND A STRANGE CROZIER
Since Vatican Council II, all sorts of grotesque crucifixes have been surfacing all over the world at the expense of the traditional crucifix:
DISTORTED CRUCIFIX TO BE INSTALLED AT ST MARY’S CHURCH DUBAI-01
DISTORTED CRUCIFIX INSTALLED AT ST MARY’S CHURCH DUBAI-02
DISTORTED CRUCIFIX LITURGICAL ABUSES AT ST MARY’S DUBAI-PRAKASH LASRADOS FALSE CLAIMS EXPOSED
QUO VADIS PAPA FRANCISCO 36-THE BENT CROSS CONTROVERSY
CEVO CURVED CRUCIFIX CRITICIZED BY FR LUIGI VILLA CRASHES DOWN
Hindu “Mass” Sparks Violent Altercation in Toronto Churchyard
By Cornelia R. Ferreira
The flyer below reads: Roman Rite Liturgy of the Eucharist with religious cultural adaptations of India approved by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. DIVYA YAGAM Indian Order of Eucharistic celebration St. Ann Church (corner De Grassi St. and Gerard St. East) Presider: Fr Thomas D’Sa Director of the
National Biblical Catechetical Liturgical Centre (NBCLC) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) Bangalore, India.
The flyer sports a yogic Jesus as well as a “resurrected Christ” in a sort of dancing pose.
Page 1608 of the “contextualized” 2008
St Pauls New Community Bible
has an illustration of a “dancing”, “crucified” but cross-less Jesus provided by
Fr. Christopher Coelho OFM. According to the information provided, it is supposed to illustrate “The Lord, your God, is in your midst … he will dance with songs of joy for you, as one does on a day of festival“, Zephaniah 3:17.
Fr. Christopher Coelho OFM’s “dancing”, crucified cross-less Jesus bears an uncanny and undeniable resemblance to depictions of the Hindu deity Nataraja, the “Lord of the dance“:
NCB’s dancing, crucified but cross-less Jesus
is not a one off thing. Here below left, is a similar illustration of “Jesus” from the CBCI‘s
National Biblical, Catechetical and Liturgical Centre
“God With Us” series of catechism books for children, 1977 to 1981, with the Imprimatur of the then Archbishop Chairman of the CBCI Commission for Catechetics. To the right is presently ex-priest Fr. Francis Barboza SVD
performing the Hindu temple dance Bharatanatyam
BHARATANATYAM AT HOLY MASS AT CATHEDRAL OF ST THOMAS IN MADRAS-MYLAPORE ARCHDIOCESE
DANCING AND BHARATANATYAM IN THE MASS
SHOULD CATHOLICS PERFORM BHARATANATYAM-SUSAN BRINKMANN
The above picture of the “crucified Christ” without his cross is on page 140 of the Novus Ordo English Missal, Indian Edition, published by Theological Publications of India, Bangalore, 1974.
Above: Yoga guru Fr. Joe Pereira of the Bombay Archdiocese at the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (Papal Seminary) where Jesus is depicted as a dancing Hindu deity overlooking the main altar. Note the “Risen Christ” image to his left. The crucifix is missing in the seminary’s chapel.
Says Fr. Joe to Catholics in Brazil -” You don’t need to leave the church to practice yoga.”
October 17, 2014
Yoga guru Fr. Joe Pereira put up the above image of the yogi-Jesus at his blog.
Fr. Joe speaks to a packed audience on Meditation at a Church in Rzeszow, Poland
June 5, 2014
FR JOE PEREIRA INTRODUCES MOTHER TERESAS MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY TO YOGA
http://ephesians-511.net/docs/FR_JOE_PEREIRA_INTRODUCES_MOTHER_TERESAS_MISSIONARIES_OF_CHARITY_TO_YOGA.doc, and find the links to over 15 reports on this CBCI-endorsed and highly awarded yoga master who is a priest.
Christ in a Quilon, Kerala “church” that has NO ALTAR and NO CRUCIFIX. Through the hand mudra Jesus conveys that he has achieved enlightenment.
Indian Christ worshipped in Kerala temple!
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, January 29, 2007
Eclipsing the conventional crucifix, Christ is sculpted in a sitting posture. He meditates in Abhayamudra under the shadow of a peepul tree.
The church/temple named Jagat Jyoti Mandir (House of the Light of the Universe), inaugurated by Kollam bishop Stanley Roman on Friday, is supposed to be a place of exchange for religions.
On Friday, the bishop celebrated the mass sitting on the floor.
The structure, with a tall stone lamp in front of it, could easily be mistaken for a Hindu temple but for the cross on top of it.
Source 2: Borrowing in faith: Kerala church creates ripples
By Nandagopal Nair, Kollam, Kerala, March 20, 2007
There isn’t even a crucifix behind what should have been the altar.
Christ is represented as seated in padmasana like the Buddha under the Bodhi tree.
WAS JESUS A YOGI? SYNCRETISM AND INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE-ERROL FERNANDES
At the Sadhana Institute in Lonavla, Pune, founded by Fr. Anthony de Mello SJ whose writings were banned by the Vatican
In the Institute’s “chapel”, the “altar” is erected only for an Indian rite squatting Mass and there is no crucifix anywhere in sight.
There is no provision for going on one’s knees so one must be having to squat right through the “Mass”.
The “Indian” Jesus, but naturally, is in a meditative position. Indian, they say. I say Hindu. Or Buddhist.
The occult yin-yang symbol (Chinese philosophy and Taoism) is everywhere, even on every seat cushion inside the “chapel”. Source of images: sadhanainstitute.org