The Amazing Story of the Miracle of the Holy Fire in Jerusalem (updated 2023)
Tomorrow is Easter (Pascha) by the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church calendar (Sunday, April 24th). By the same calendar, on the day before, Holy Saturday, a miracle has occurred every year in Jerusalem for centuries. That is the miracle of the Holy Fire, which occurs at the tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem.
New Youtube Video: Yogis Who Saw Jesus
One of the most popular blog posts on OCOY.org is “Yogis Who Saw Jesus” with nearly 40,000 views. So we have made a 6:32 minute YouTube video of this post to share with a wider audience.
Fourteen Spiritual Ways to Celebrate Christmas
From an article by Paramhansa Yogananda entitled “Why Celebrate Christmas?” published in the Inner Culture Magazine in December of 1934. For twenty centuries the birth of Christ has been celebrated differently by the different Christian sects. Many have counted the coming of Christmas as a … Continue reading
The Shankaracharya of Puri Says Jesus Spent Time in India
The current Shankaracharya of Puri, Jagadguru Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, recently created a stir among Christians in India who are ignorant of Jesus having lived in India, by publicly stating that “Jesus Christ was not only a Hindu but lived in India over 10 years.”
Podcast: The Hidden Status of Master Yogis, Part 1
Recently our friend Jonathan Mahoney asked Abbot George Burke how Lucifer could tempt Jesus if evil spirits cannot stand high spiritual vibrations. In this first of two podcasts Abbot George answers this question, showing how the status of master yogis is often hidden, giving examples from the lives of Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, Ananadamayi Ma and others.
Two Universal Principles That Affect Our Lives
The basic ingredient of any endeavor is right perspective, so in the Bhagavad Gita Krishna right away delineates two universal principles that must be kept in mind at all times, whether engaged in outer activity or inner meditation. “It is found that the unreal has … Continue reading
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:
The Oriental Christ – by Paramhansa Yogananda
Jesus Christ was an Oriental. Therefore, his teachings were derived from Oriental environment and heredity. Truth is not a monopoly of the Orient or the Occident. The sunlight, though pure silver, appears to be red or blue when looked upon through red or blue glasses; so, also, does pure, undiluted truth appear to be different when expressed through Oriental or Occidental civilization.
The Inner Meaning of the Baptism of Jesus
A Continuation of Abbot George’s Commentary on the Four Gospels (Abbot George’s writing on this new book is nearing completion and we hope to publish it in late Spring.) Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John … Continue reading