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domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017

New Age Or Old Occult?




The New Age Movement or NAM is both a religious and a social movement. In fact, Western culture is currently experiencing a phenomenal, spiritual, ideological, and sociological shift. It is a religious world view that is alien and hostile to Christianity. It’s a multi-focused, multi-faceted synthesis, in varying degrees, of the Far Eastern mystical religions, mainly Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Western Occultism, adapted to and influenced by Western, materialistic culture. It sometimes appears in secularized forms.

Prominent expressions of the NAM were carried on into more modern times in Europe and America by Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). Transcendentalists like Thoreau, Emerson, and Wordsworth (early 1800s), and Theosophy introduced by Madame Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891). The decade of the sixties witnessed a revival of Eastern mysticism as traditional values were being challenged. Zen, Carlos Castañada, the Beatles, the hippie movement, Transcendental Meditation, and yoga all became popular.

The New Age Movement consists of an incredibly huge and well organized network consisting of thousands of groups, trusts, foundations, clubs, lodges, and religious groups whose goal and purpose is to prepare the world to enter the coming “Age Of Aquarius.” A small sampling of only a few of the organizations involved would include: Amnesty International, Zero Population Growth, California New Age Caucus, New World Alliance, World Goodwill, The Church Universal and Triumphant, The Theosophical Society, the Forum, Planetary Initiative for the World We Choose, the Club of Rome, the Charismatic Movement, Christian Science, and the Unity School of Christianity. This list, by no means all inclusive, demonstrates the diversity of organizations operating in economic, political, and religious spheres of influence.

The New Age movement is not a unified traditional cult system of beliefs and practices, even though its roots derive from Eastern religions and the occult. It has no official leader, headquarters, nor membership list, but instead is a network of groups working toward specific goals. One of its main goals is to bring to the forefront a one-world leader who is called “The Christ” or “Maitreya.” Nevertheless, it is estimated that there are millions of worldwide followers of various New Age practices and or holders of one or more of the major beliefs of the New Age.

The NAM has gained significant influence, affecting almost every area of the culture — sociology, psychology, medicine, the government, ecology, science, arts, education, the business community, the media, entertainment, sports, and even the protestant sects and the Vatican 2 counterfeit church. The movement expresses itself in widely divergent and various mutated forms, from the blatantly obvious to the subtle. It is expressed in organized religious forms such as Christian Science (a protestant sect), Unity, and even forms of Witchcraft. Yet, it shows up in secular forms as well, in various human potential seminars, and much in between: transcendental meditation, some alternative holistic health practices, and certain curriculum in public (and private) schools.

The book Networking lists over 1,200 organizations, centers, cooperatives, groups, communities, and networks in fields ranging from health care and spiritual growth, through politics, economics, and ecology, to education, communications, personal growth, and intercultural relations. There is hardly any area of human interest that does not have some people somewhere exploring it from a New Age point of view. Due to the lack of a central organization and the diversity of emphasis adhered to by the various New Age groups, there are literally hundreds of publications. Some popular publications and journals are New Age Journal, Body Mind Spirit, Yoga Journal, Gnosis, East West, Noetic Sciences, and Omega.

The major goal of the New Age Movement is to bring peace to the world upon entering the Age of Aquarius. This will be accomplished primarily through the leadership of “the, quote, Christ” (also known as “Lord Maitreya”), who will supposedly come to teach us to live at peace with each other. Some of the other stated goals of the movement are to establish a World Food Authority, World Water Authority, World Economic Order, and an entirely New World Order. It should be noted here that one of the requirements for a person to enter the New Age is that he or she will have to take what is known as a “Luciferic Initiation,” a kind of pledge of allegiance to the Christ of the New Age and to the New World Order. The primary goals of the movement then, are to prepare the world to receive the false Christ and to enter the Age of Aquarius, thus establishing the New World Order.

The New Age Movement professes a broad-minded openness to all religions, but its basic underlying philosophy represents a carefully calculated undermining of Christian beliefs with various combinations of gnosticism and occultism. [Gnosticism is an ancient world-view stating that Divine essence is the only true or highest reality, and that the unconscious Self of man is actually this essence. It is through intuitional discovery, "visionary experience or initiation into secret doctrine" (not the plenary revelation of propositional truth in the Bible and Catholic tradition), that man becomes conscious of this true Self.
It bears a remarkable resemblance to the apostate world religion that H.G. Wells claimed as his own and predicted would one day take over the world. It also fits the description of “The Plan” for establishing the new world government that is described in various psychic communications from alleged aliens and ascended masters. There is one more connection: the New Age Movement fits the description of the Antichrist’s religion — a rejection of the Catholic God, and the declaration that Self is God.

Six distinctives of New Age thinking are: (1) all is one; (2) all is God; (3) humanity is God; (4) a change in consciousness; (5) all religions are one; and (6) cosmic evolutionary optimism. 14 primary “doctrines” of New Age religions: (1) an impersonal god (force); (2) an eternal universe; (3) an illusory nature of matter; (4) a cyclical nature of life; (5) the necessity of reincarnations; (6) the evolution of man into Godhood; (7) continuing revelations from beings beyond the world; (8) the identity of man with God; (9) the need for meditation (or other consciousness-changing techniques); (10) occult practices (astrology, mediums, etc.); (11) vegetarianism and holistic health; (12) pacifism (or anti-war activities); (13) one world (global) order; and (14) syncretism (unity of all religions).

The New Age also encompasses a wide array of notions: spiritualism, astrology, bioenergy, Chi energy, chakras, nirvana, Christ-consciousness, Native American Spirituality, Prajna, out-of-body near-death experiences, reincarnation, and the occult disciplines, as well as unorthodox psychotherapeutic techniques and pseudoscientific applications of the quote “healing powers” of crystals and pyramids. Some commonly used New Age terms are: guided imagery, reincarnation; positive thinking; human potential; holistic; holographic; synergistic; unity; oneness; transformation; awakening; networking; communal sharing; one-world globalism new world order (one language, one government, one currency, one religion); cosmic consciousness; etc.

It is important for Catholics to recognize even the most disguised forms of the New Age Movement. Some New Age practices are: rebirthing; inner healing; biofeedback; yoga; I Ching; reflexology; black and white magic; fire-walking; trance-channeling; therapeutic touch; transpersonal psychology; witchcraft; parapsychology; Magick; Tai Chi; Shamanism; hypnotherapy; acupuncture acupressure; reiki; martial arts; Zen; Relaxation; Erhard Seminar Training; Silva Method (formerly Silva Mind Control); visualization; etc. Some prominent New Age gurus are: Alice Bailey, Alvin Toffler, Dr. Barbara Ray, Benjamin Creme, Levi Dowling, George Trevelyan, Fritjof Capra, Abraham Maslow, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ruth Montgomery, Shirley MacLaine, J.Z. Knight, Marilyn Ferguson, David Spangler, Jeremy Rifkin, Norman Cousins, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, John Denver, George Lucas, Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, Norman Lear and Bernardo Stamateas.

Many New Age followers attach great importance to artifacts, and quote sacred objects, all of which can be profitably offered for sale: Tibetan bells, exotic herbal teas, Viking runes, solar energizers, colored candles for “chromotherapy,” and a plethora of occult books, pamphlets, instructions, and tape recordings. Crystals are the favorite New Age object. These are not only thought to have mysterious healing powers, but are considered programmable, like a computer, if one just concentrates hard enough. Other New Age objects would include the rainbow; butterfly; pyramid; triangle; eye in triangle or pyramid; unicorn; Pegasus; swastika; yin-yang; goathead on pentagram; concentric circles; the peace sign; crescent moon; etc.

New Age music is a term applied to the works of various composers and musicians who strive to create soothing audio environments rather than follow song structures. Born of an interest in spirituality and healing in the late 1970s, it is often used as an aid in meditation. The defining features of New Age music are harmonic consonance, contemplative melodies, nonlinear song forms, and uplifting themes. New Age performers may use traditional ethnic, acoustic, electric, or electronic instruments, or even sounds from nature. New Age music is meditative, almost invariably instrumental style with roots in Oriental, and jazz; often derivative, New Age compositions can sound like minimalist music or like lush evocations of the natural environment. Prominent New Age musicians include electronic-music pioneer Brian Eno, multi-instrumentalist Kitaro; solo-piano artist George Winston, vocalist Liz Story; harpist Andreas Vollenweider, and electric violinist Jean-Luc Ponty.

Athletes are using guided imagery. Graduate schools of business are invoking Zen, yoga, and tarot cards in teaching courses on creativity in business (for example: Stanford Graduate School of Business). Stock market gurus employ Fibonacci numbers and “wave theory” in their forecasting, both based upon astrology. Even some protestant sects teach that the best way to get to know God is to visualize Christ, ignoring that visualization is a powerful occult device. (Visualizing an entity, even God or Christ, ultimately puts one in touch with a masquerading demon.)

In summary, the term “New Age” is an informal term derived from astrology, which indicates that this earth, if not the cosmos, is on the verge of an evolutionary transition from the Piscean Age (rationality) to the Aquarian Age of spirituality, bliss, and harmony of all things. Even though it is undergoing a significant revival, the “New Age” is hardly new. In fact, it is very old. A better term would be the “Old Occult.”

Keeping in mind that the myriads of New Age groups are quite eclectic, drawing from several religious traditions mentioned earlier, the following is a general description of the more prominent unifying themes of the NAM, the highlights of what New Age followers believe concerning their source of authority, God, Christ, sin and salvation, good and evil, Satan, and future life:

1. Source of Authority. New Agers claim no external source of authority — only an internal one (“the god within”). They believe the individual is the standard of truth, saying that “truth as an objective reality simply does not exist” (Shirley MacLaine, It’s All in the Playing) (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter. 1:21; Matthew 5:18).

2. God. New Age followers confuse the Creator with His creation and think that God is part of creation, not separate from it. They borrow from Eastern religions the belief in monism — that “all is One” — only one essence in the universe, everyone and everything being a part of that essence. Everything is a different form of that essence (energy, consciousness, power, love, force). But the belief in monism is really Hinduistic pantheism (all is God). New Agers view God as an impersonal life force, consciousness, or energy (M. Ferguson, Aquarian Conspiracy, p. 382; S. Gawain, Living In the Light, pp. 7-8) (for example the “Star Wars Force”), rather than a Person. They believe that every person and thing is “intertwined” with God (evolving spiritually to the state of , quote, “the Christ” being), and use Luke 17:21 (“the kingdom of God is within you”) to support this idea (despite the fact that “within you” in this passage means “in your midst”). They claim every human has a divine spark within him because of being part of the divine essence. The state of God is called by various terms among different New Age groups, God-consciousness, Universal Love, Self-Realization, the I AM, Higher Self, Brahman, Nirvana, etc. New Agers are obviously part of a religion of idolatry and self-worship.

3. Jesus Christ. A major idea in New Age thinking is that of the “Christ Consciousness.” In other words, Christ is an office rather than an individual, such as Jesus, whom Christians know to be THE CHRIST. This idea of “Christ Consciousness” asserts that Jesus was not the only Christ, but that He equipped Himself to receive the “Christ Consciousness” ( that is to say: He was a great “spiritual master” who attained Christ Consciousness), as supposedly also did Buddha, Krishna, and Mohammed. [This is an old occult Gnostic teaching which stems from the ancient Babylonian mystery religions. New Age sickos also reinvent the historical Jesus by claiming that he spent 18 years in India (during His, quote, silent years) absorbing Hinduism and the teachings of Buddha.] New Agers believe that Jesus received the Christ Consciousness at His baptism, and that it left Him at His crucifixion.

4. Sin and Salvation. There is no place for the concept of sin in the New Age. There can be no sin because there is no transcendent God to rebel against. There are no rules or absolute moral imperatives. New Agers have a “New Thought” view of sin, which knows nothing of a representative man (Adam) by whose sin all men sinned. Nor does New Thought teach that there is any original sin, but that man’s true essence is divine and perfect. Indeed, it finds nothing which is of the nature of sin. Instead, it speaks of “troublesome desires” which appear to be natural human impulses which direct men from consciousness to their identity with God, and, therefore, are troublesome but hardly sinful. Since New Agers believe that each person is god, thereby having endless potential for self-improvement, sin is denied as the Bible defines it (man being inherently sinful and utterly depraved — Romans 5:12). Sin is merely ignorance of one’s “inner divinity.” Because sin does not exist, there is no need for repentance or forgiveness, and Jesus did not die for our sins. They think that any perceived lack that man might have is merely a lack of enlightenment, thereby eliminating the need of salvation or a Savior. [In fact, salvation is not even an issue for New Age heretics. The soul is part of the universe and never dies. It is reborn or reincarnated in different physical bodies in a succession of future lives. The good or bad "karma" earned in the present lifetime determines one's subsequent incarnation. Humans should seek to progress to higher states of consciousness and higher planes of existence. There are many different paths to the goal of spiritual perfection. No one path is the only correct path.

5. Man’s Destiny. The salvation of the world depends upon human beings. When enough people harmonize their positive energy and turn their thoughts to peace, the world will be cleansed or negative elements and New Age ideals will be realized in an era of spiritual enlightenment. Since man is intrinsically divine and perfect, his only real problem is ignorance of that fact. Man has a perception of finiteness which is, in reality, an illusion. Salvation in the New Age is for man to become enlightened through experiential knowledge (gnosis). New Age groups offer various occultic techniques to enable individuals, and ultimately the world, to evolve into this oneness (unitive) consciousness. These techniques may include altered states of consciousness (often transcendental meditation), yoga, crystals, channeling (spirit guides), psychics, past-life therapy, acupuncture, etc.

6. Good and Evil. Mimicking the Eastern religions, New Ager followers distort the distinction between good and evil. They believe that because “all is One,” ultimately there is neither good nor evil. They think that a person can transcend his consciousness and go beyond the bounds of moral distinctions, so that even murder sometimes becomes an acceptable way of serving one’s gods (for example, Charles Manson).

7. Satan. The traditional view of Lucifer as the devil or Satan is clearly absent in New Age literature. Rather, he is described as a mighty being of light and the “Ruler of Humanity,” as Alice Bailey, foundational apostle and leading writer of the New Age Movement, puts it. As to the history and achievements of Lucifer, Benjamin Creme, a leading lecturer and proponent of the New Age, says, “Lucifer came from the planet Venus 18.5 million years ago; he’s the director of our planetary evolution, he is the sacrificial lamb, and the prodigal son. Lucifer made an incredible sacrifice, a supreme sacrifice for our planet.”

8. Future Life (Reincarnation). New Age followers believe in the ancient [Hindu] Eastern religious concept of reincarnation — that through a long process of rebirths, man can eventually reach spiritual perfection (Hebrews. 9:27). New Age fans often place animal rights above human rights, because many New Agers believe animals are reincarnated souls. They also teach the Hindu principle of “karma” — that what a person sows in this life, he will reap in the next life in his reincarnated state. This belief in reincarnation has led to believing in the power of “spirit guides” or “channels” — those who allow spirits from another dimension to speak through their bodies. These entities always seem to repeat the three-fold error: (1) There is no death, (2) man is god, (3) knowledge of self is salvation and power. New Agers misrepresent church history, the doctrines of Christianity, and often twist Scripture to support the idea that original Christianity taught reincarnation. They wrongly argue that the early church suppressed the doctrine and censored its teaching.

“Old Occult” — The New Age Movement is a modern revival of very ancient, divergent, religious traditions and practices. The actual original root is squarely centered in Genesis 3:1-5, and reverberates throughout the movement’s continued historical expressions. In the original lie, Satan questions God’s word, His authority and benevolent rule, disputes that death results from disobedience, and claims that through the acquisition of secret or Gnostic wisdom man can be enlightened and can be, quote, “like God."

Many of the occult practices and beliefs revived by the modern NAM were a part of very early pagan cultures. Many practices common to the NAM, such as witchcraft sorcery, spiritism, divination, (clairvoyance; seeing the future), necromancy (consulting the dead), and astrology, are clearly and strongly condemned in Scripture (Deuteronomy 18: 9-17; Isaiah 47: 9-15). These and other occultic practices were spread through the ancient magic and mystery religions of the Chaldeans, Egyptians, and most notably, the Assyrian-Babylonian culture. Noting the scope of its continuing presence, the Bible informs Christians of Babylon’s eschatological implications. The lie of Genesis 3 is significantly developed in Babylon (Isaiah 47) and continues to its ultimate state of development, revealed as Satan’s one-world system at the end of the age. (Revelation 17-18).

Three major world religions whose beliefs and practices are entwined with the NAM are Hinduism, a product of 5,000 years of development, Buddhism, circa 560 B.C., and Taoism, circa 500 B.C. (Eerdman’s Handbook to the World’s Religions, pp. 170, 221, 252). Another prominent occultic influence in Europe was Druidism, the religion of the Celts, which extended from 300 B.C. into the middle ages.

Reincarnation — Catholics should be able to demonstrate that the Bible does not teach reincarnation. When Jesus calls Saint John the Baptist “Elijah,” He is clearly speaking metaphorically. Luke 1:17 demonstrates that John was filling the office of Elijah, fulfilling the prophecy of Malachi 4:5-6. In fact, Elijah was seen with Jesus on the Mount of Transfiguration in Matthew 17:1-3. The meaning of the resurrection is the opposite of reincarnation (Hebrews 9:27; 1 Corinthians 15:12-28). Point out that if God is an impersonal force, then love and forgiveness are not possible. These are personal attributes as opposed to impersonal karmic law. Fundamentally, intercessory prayer is absolutely necessary. The battle for the souls of men is won through God’s grace, intervening and drawing them to Himself. 



martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

San Valentín, presbítero y mártir (14 de febrero) - St. Valentine, priest and martyr (February 14th)



 

ESPAÑOL: San Valentín, presbítero y mártir (14 de febrero)
                       
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San Valentín bautizando a Santa Lucilla
                        San Valentín bautizando a Santa Lucilla
San Valentín, presbítero, se hallaba en Roma en el reinado del Emperador Claudio II hacía el año de 270. El universal elevado crédito de su virtud y de su sabiduría le había granjeado la veneración no solo de los cristianos, sino aún de los mismos gentiles. Mereció el renombre de padre de pobres por su grande caridad; y su celo por la religión era tanto más eficaz, cuanto se mostraba más puro y más desinteresado. La humildad, la dulzura, la solidez de su conversación y cierto aire de santidad que se derramaba en todos sus modales, [fascinaba] a cuántos le trataban; ganaba primero los corazones para sí, y después los ganaba para Jesucristo.
No podía ser desconocido en la corte un hombre como Valentín, tan venerado del pueblo y tan estimado de los grandes. Hablaron de él al Emperador, informándole ser un hombre de un mérito superior, y de una sabiduría extraordinaria. Quiso verle, y el distinguido modo con que le recibió, acreditó bien la grande estimación que hacía de su persona. Le preguntó desde luego, “por qué no quería ser su amigo, puesto que el mismo Emperador deseaba serlo suyo”. Le dijo, “que por lo mismo que le estimaba tanto no podía llevar en paciencia que profesase una religión enemiga de los dioses del imperio, y consiguientemente de los Emperadores”.
Valentín, que por su compostura, por su grato semblante y por su modestia había ya cautivado al Emperador, le respondió poco más o menos en estos términos: “Si conocierais, Señor, al don de Dios, y quién es aquel a quien yo adoro y a quién sirvo, os tendríais por feliz en reconocer a tan Soberano dueño, y detestando el culto que ciegamente rendís a los demonios, adoraríais como yo al solo Dios verdadero, criador del cielo y de la tierra, y de todo cuanto se contiene en este vasto universo, juntamente con su único hijo Jesucristo. Redentor de todos los mortales, igual en todo a su padre. Gran Señor, a la benignidad de este único supremo Numen debéis  el ser que tenéis, y el imperio que gozáis; él solo os puede hacer feliz a vos, y a todos vuestros vasallos”.
Al oír esto cierto doctor idólatra que tenía oficio en palacio, y se hallaba a la sazón en el cuarto del Emperador, le preguntó: “¿Pues y qué juicio haces de nuestros grandes dioses Júpiter y Mercurio? El juicio que yo hago”, respondió el Santo, “es el mismo que tú propio debes hacer; quiero decir, que no hubo en el mundo hombres más malvados que esos a quienes vosotros dais el título de dioses. Hasta vuestros mismos poetas tuvieron gran cuidado de instruiros de sus infamias y de sus disoluciones. A mano tenéis sus historias; mostradme únicamente su genealogía, con una breve noticia de su vida, y os haré confesar que acaso no ha habido jamás hombres más perversos”.
Aturdió a todos una respuesta tan animosa como verdadera; y mirándose atónitos los unos a los otros, quedaron por algún tiempo como embargados y mudos; pero volviendo en sí, se dejó oír una confusa gritería de los que clamaban en tono descompuesto: “Blasfemia, blasfemia”; mas el Emperador, o porque estuviese interiormente convencido de lo que acaba de escuchar, o porque a lo menos le hubiese hecho alguna fuerza, sin hacer aprecio del desentono de los cortesanos, quiso oír a Valentín más en particular. Le hizo varias preguntas con mucha bondad acerca de diferentes artículos de nuestra religión. “Si Jesucristo es Dios, le preguntó, ¿por qué no se deja ver? ¿y por qué tú mismo no me haces evidencia de una verdad en que voy a interesar tanto?”.
“Señor”, le respondió el Santo, “por lo que toca a mí, no dejareis de lograr esta dicha”; y después de haberle explicado con la mayor viveza y claridad los puntos más esenciales de nuestra santa fe, concluyó diciendo: “¿Queréis, Señor ser feliz? ¿Queréis que vuestro imperio florezca, que vuestros enemigos sean destruidos? ¿Queréis hacer felices a vuestros pueblos, y aseguraros a vos mismo una eterna felicidad? Pues creed en Jesucristo, y sujetad vuestro imperio a sus leyes, y recibid el bautismo. Así como no hay otro Dios que el Dios de los cristianos, así tampoco hay que esperar salvación fuera de la religión que los cristianos profesan. No, Señor, fuera de la religión cristiana no hay salvación”.
Habló el Santo con tanta energía y con tanto peso, que el Emperador pareció verdaderamente movido; y aun es fama, que vuelto a sus cortesanos, les dijo: “Es preciso confesar que este hombre nos dice muy bellas cosas, y que la doctrina que enseña tiene un aire de verdad que no es fácil resistirse a ella”. Al oír estas palabras el prefecto de la ciudad, llamado Calpurnio, comenzó a gritar: “¿No veis como este encantador ha engañado a nuestro Príncipe? Y qué, ¿abandonaremos la religión de nuestros padres, y la que mamamos con la leche, y en la que nos criamos desde la cuna, por abrazar una secta oscura, incomprensible y desconocida?”.
Al oír esta sediciosa exclamación del prefecto temió el Emperador algún tumulto; pudo más este desdichado miedo, que la gracia interior que le solicitaba fuertemente a convertirse; y sacrificando su eterna salvación a un vil humano respeto, ahogó las saludables movimientos de su corazón, y remitió la cusa del santo Presbítero al prefecto Calpurnio, para que la sustanciase y sentenciase según las leyes.
Mandó Calpurnio que le metiesen en la cárcel, y encargó al juez Asterio que le hiciese la causa como a cristiano, y como uno de los mayores enemigos de los dioses del imperio.
Asterio había sido testigo de la grande impresión que habían hecho en el Emperador las palabras de Valentín, y celebró mucho que se le ofreciese esta ocasión de hablarle despacio, resuelto a emplear cuantos artificios pudiese para derribarle de la fe, no dudando que haría bien la corte al prefecto, si lograba persuadir a Valentín que renunciase el cristianismo.
Con esta idea le llevó a su casa. Apenas entró en ella nuestro Santo, cuando levantando las manos y los ojos al cielo, rogó fervorosamente al Señor, que pues había dado su sangre y su vida por la salvación de todos los hombres, se dignase alumbrar con las luces de la fe a todos los habitadores de aquella casa, que estaban sepultados en las tinieblas de la idolatría, haciéndoles la gracia de conocer a Jesucristo, verdadera luz del mundo.
Oyó Asterio esta oración, y le dijo: “Me admira que un hombre de tan noble, de tan claro entendimiento tenga a Jesucristo por verdadera luz; gran lástima me da verte encaprichado en esos errores”. “Sábete, Asterio”, respondió el Santo, “que no es error el que me supones; no hay verdad más innegable que el que Jesucristo mi Salvador y mi Dios, que se dignó hacerse hombre por nosotros, es verdadera luz que alumbra a todos los que vienen al mundo”. “Si eso es cierto”, replicó Asterio en tono de burla, “quiero hacer la prueba: Ahí tengo una hija, a quien amo tiernamente, que está ciega muchos años ya; si Jesucristo la restituye la vista, te empeño mi palabra de hacerme cristiano con toda mi familia”.
Animado Valentín de una viva fe, hizo traer a la doncella; y haciendo sobre sus ojos la señal de la cruz, dirigió al cielo esta oración fervorosa: “Señor mío Jesucristo, verdadero Dios y verdadero hombre, que disteis vista a un ciego desde su nacimiento, y que queréis la salvación de todos los hombres, dignaos oír la oración de este pobre pecador, y de curar a esta pobre doncellita”. A estas palabras recobró su vista la niña. Asterio y su mujer se arrojaron a los pies de Valentín, pidiéndole el bautismo; los catequizó el Santo por algunos días, y los bautizó con toda su familia en número de cuarenta y cuatro personas, cuya mayor parte tuvo la dicha de recibir pocos días después la corona del martirio.
San Valentín rogando a Dios por la curación de la ciega hija de Asterio
San Valentín rogando a Dios por la curación de la ciega hija de Asterio
Habiendo llegado a noticia del Emperador todo lo que había pasado, admiró la virtud divina tan visiblemente ostentada en todas estas maravillas. Gran deseo tenía este Príncipe de librar a San Valentín; pero temiendo alguna sedición del pueblo, que ya le sospechaba cristiano, no se atrevió a embarazar que los jueces le juzgasen, y le condenasen según las leyes. Estuvo algunos días en la cárcel cargado de cadenas, y apaleado muchas veces, hasta que al fin fue degollado fuera de la ciudad en la vía Flaminia, que va a Umbria, el año del Señor de 270. Los cristianos tomaron su sagrado cuerpo y le enterraron cerca de la misma puerta Flaminia, que después se llamó la puerta de San Valentín, hoy se llama la de Pópulo, hacia Ponte-Mole. Se dice que el Papa Julio mandó edificar una iglesia sobre la sepultura de nuestro Santo, la que reparó el año de 645 el Papa Teodoro, y fue después muy célebre por la mucha devoción que siempre ha tenido el pueblo a este gran siervo de Dios. La mayor parte de sus reliquias están en Roma, aunque se veneran algunas en muchas ciudades de Italia y de Francia, especialmente en Melun sobre el Sena, y en la abadía de San Pedro.
Propósitos
Pocos hay que no digan, y menos son los que no tienen mil razones para decir que son grandes pecadores; ¿pero dónde está la penitencia? Esta confesión estéril sólo sirve para aumentar más el cargo. ¿De qué sirve confesarse uno pecador, si no se hace penitente? No hay que disculparse con la poca edad, con la delicadeza de la complexión, ni mucho menos con los empleos, con el estado, con la calidad. ¿Pecaste? Pues sin penitencia no hay para ti salvación; fuera de la penitencia interior, que se pasa en la amargura del corazón, es necesaria otra penitencia exterior que mortifique el cuerpo, y que le humille. Comienza por las penitencias que son de precepto; abstinencias de obligación, ayunos de la Iglesia, son leyes de que no te puedes dispensar con vanos pretextos.



ENGLISH: 
St. Valentine, priest and martyr (February 14th)


San Valentín bautizando a Santa Lucilla
St. Valentine baptizing St. Lucilla

Saint Valentine, priest, was in Rome during the reign of the Emperor Claudius II in the year 270. The universal credit of his virtue and wisdom had earned him the veneration not only of Christians but also of the same gentiles . He deserved the reputation of the father of the poor for his great charity; And his zeal for religion was all the more effective, the more pure and disinterested. The humility, the sweetness, the solidity of their conversation, and a certain air of sanctity that spilled over in all their manners, [he fascinated] anyone who treated him; he won hearts first for himself, and then he earned them for Jesus Christ.
A man like Valentine, so revered of the people and so dear to the grandees, could not be unknown in court. They spoke about him to the Emperor, informing him that he was a man of superior merit, and of extraordinary wisdom. He wanted to see him, and the distinguished manner in which he received him, proved well the great esteem he made of his person. He asked, of course, "why he did not want to be his friend, since the Emperor himself wanted to be his friend." He told him, "that by the very things he esteemed him so much he could not carry in patience that he professed a religion inimical to the gods of the empire, and consequently of the Emperors."

Valentine, who by his composure, his pleasing countenance and his modesty had already captivated the Emperor, answered him in more or less these terms: "If you knew, Lord, the gift of God, and who is he whom I adore And to whom I serve, you would be happy to recognize such a Sovereign master, and detesting the cult that you blindly surrender to the demons, you would worship like me to the only true God, creator of heaven and earth, and all that is contained in this vast universe, together with His only son Jesus Christ. Redeemer of all mortals, equal in everything to his father. Great Lord, to the kindness of this one supreme Numen you owe the being that you have, and the empire that you enjoy; He alone can make you happy, and all your vassals. "
Hearing this, a certain idolatrous doctor who had a trade in the palace, and was now in the Emperor's room, asked: "And what judgment do you make of our great gods Jupiter and Mercury? The judgment I make, "replied the Saint," is the same as you should do; I mean, that there were no more evil men in the world than those whom you give the title of gods. Even your own poets took great care of instructors of their infamies and dissolutions. Their stories are available; show me only their genealogy, with a brief news of their lives, and I will make you confess that there have never been more evil men. "
He stunned everyone with an answer as lively as it was true; And looking at each other in amazement, they remained for some time as if they were shut up and dumb; But returning to themselves, there were confused people crying out in disarray: "Blasphemy, blasphemy"; But the Emperor, or because he was inwardly convinced of what he had just heard, or because at least he had made some force, without appreciating the racket of the courtiers, he wanted to hear Valentine more in particular. He asked several questions with much kindness about different articles of our religion. "If Jesus Christ is God, he asked, why doesn't He show himself? And why don't you show me any evidence of a truth that I should be interested so much? "
"Lord," replied the Saint, "as far as I am concerned, you will not fail to achieve this happiness"; And after explaining with the most vividness and clarity the most essential points of our holy faith, he concluded by saying: "Do you want, Lord to be happy? Do you want your empire to flourish, your enemies to be destroyed? Do you want to make your people happy, and assure yourself of eternal happiness? Believe in Jesus Christ, and subject your empire to His laws, and receive baptism. Just as there is no other God than the God of the Christians, so neither should we expect salvation outside of the religion that Christians profess. No, Lord, outside of the Christian religion there is no salvation."

The Saint spoke with such energy and weight that the Emperor seemed truly moved; And it is well known, that he, turning to his courtiers, said: "We must confess that this man tells us very beautiful things, and that the doctrine he teaches has an air of truth that it is not easy to resist." Hearing these words the prefect of the city, called Calpurnio, began to shout: "Do not you see how this charming man has deceived our Prince? And what, shall we forsake the religion of our fathers, and that which we suck with milk, and where we are nursed from the cradle, by embracing a dark, incomprehensible and unknown sect? "
Hearing this seditious exclamation of the prefect, the Emperor feared some tumult; was more powerful  this unhappy fear to him than the interior grace which was urging him to convert; and sacrificing his eternal salvation to a vile human respect, drowned the salutary movements of his heart, and sent the citation of the holy Presbyter to the prefect Calpurnius, to substantiate and sentence him according to the laws.
He ordered Calpurnio to be put him in jail, and ordered Judge Asterius to make his case as a Christian, and as one of the greatest enemies of the gods of the empire.
Asterius had witnessed the great impression of the words of Valentine in the Emperor, and he greatly rejoiced that this occasion was offered to speak slowly, determined to use whatever artifice he could to overthrow him of the faith, not doubting that he would do well cut to the prefect, if he succeeded in persuading Valentine to renounce Christianity.
With this idea he took him to his house. As soon as our Saint entered it, when he raised his hands and his eyes to heaven, he prayed fervently to the Lord, who had given His blood and His life for the salvation of all men, deigned to shine with the lights of the faith to all The inhabitants of that house, who were buried in the darkness of idolatry, making them the grace to know Jesus Christ, the true light of the world.
Asterius heard this prayer, and said to him: "I marvel that a man of so noble, of such a clear understanding has Jesus Christ by true light; it surprises me greatly to see you infatuated in those mistakes ". "Know , Asterius," replied the Saint, "that there are no mistake in the undeniable truth than that Jesus Christ my Savior and my God, who deigned to become man for us, is a true light that enlightens all who come into the world. " "If that is true," Asterius replied mockingly, "I want to test: There I have a daughter, whom I love tenderly, who has been blind for many years now; If Jesus Christ restores her sight, I will make my word to become a Christian with all my family. "
Encouraged Valentine of a living faith, he asked them to bring the maid; And making the sign of the cross upon her eyes, addressed to heaven this fervent prayer: "My Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true man, You who have given sight to a blind man since his birth, and  you who want the salvation of all men, hear the prayer of this poor sinner, and heal this poor little maid. " At these words the girl recovered her sight. Asterius and his wife threw themselves at Valentines' feet, asking for his baptism; The Saint catechized them for a few days, and baptized them with all his family in the number of forty-four persons, most of whom were fortunate enough to receive the crown of martyrdom a few days later.
San Valentín rogando a Dios por la curación de la ciega hija de Asterio
St. Valentine praying to god for the healing of Asterius' blind daughter


Having heard the Emperor everything that had happened, he admired the divine virtue so visibly displayed in all these wonders. Great desire had this Prince to free Valentine; But fearing some sedition of the people, who already suspected him Christian, did not dare to embarrass that the judges judged to him, and condemn him according to the laws. He spent a few days in prison, loaded with chains, and beaten many times, until at last he was thrown out of the city on the Via Flaminia, which goes to Umbria, the year of the Lord of 270. The Christians took his sacred body and buried him near the same door Flaminia, that later was called the door of Valentine, today is called the one of Populo, towards Ponte-Mole. It is said that Pope Julius had a church built on the tomb of our saint, which was repaired in 645 by Pope Theodore, and was later celebrated for the great devotion that the people have always had to this great servant of God. Most of its relics are in Rome, although some are venerated in many cities of Italy and France, especially in Melun on the Seine, and in the abbey of St. Peter.

Purposes

 There are few who do not say, and fewer are those who do not have a thousand reasons to say that they are great sinners; But where is the penance? This sterile confession serves only to increase the charge. What good is it to confess onself as a sinner, if he does not become a penitent? the young age is not excuse, nor the weak complexion, much less with the jobs, with the state, with the quality. Did you sin ? For without penance there is no salvation for you; outside of interior penitence, which is in the bitterness of the heart, there is a need for another external penitence that mortifies the body and humiliates it. It begins with penances which are of precept; Abstinence from obligation, fasts of the Church, are laws that you can not dispense with vain pretexts.





domingo, 12 de febrero de 2017

10 Razones Para NO Practicar Yoga - 10 Reasons NOT To Practice Yoga

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10 Razones Para NO Practicar Yoga

Por Jorge Clavellina (rexisrael.com) 

 
                               Posturas de Yoga Inpiradas Por el Diablo



Aquí te presentamos 10 razones para no practicar Yoga o dejar inmediatamente de practicar el Yoga si tu actualmente lo estas haciendo

1.- Promueve la idolatría de uno mismo

El Yoga es un producto directo de la falsa religión Hinduista, en esta corriente de pensamiento diabólico, el panteísmo es predicado como verdad, es decir, que Dios es literalmente todo y todos, por lo que uno mismo es una fracción de Dios o Dios mismo en una personificación única. Por esta misma razón al practicar Yoga, no te sorprendas de encontrar un excesivo énfasis en el propio engrandecimiento. Esta tendencia general te puede inclinar a la idolatría de tan propia carne. Lo cual ademas es bastante absurdo, ya que todos vamos a morir y seremos alimentos de gusanos.

2.- Te expone a la propaganda de una religión falsa

Incluso si tu mismo te acercas al Yoga desde una perspectiva secular (como si fuera un deporte) pronto te darás cuenta que el Maestro o Maestra de Yoga y los discípulos mas avanzados, entienden claramente que lo que están haciendo es un acto religioso, y buscaran atraerte a esa forma de pensamiento. Para detrimento de tu alma.

3.- Al ser una practica religiosa inspirada por demonios el Yoga necesariamente promueve la posesión diabólica


“Porque ídolos son todos los dioses de los pueblos. Yahvé ha creado los cielos.”

1 Paralipomenos 16:26

Para ser mas exactos, toda religión falsa promueve la posesión diabólica al oponerse a la verdad, sin embargo, el Yoga en particular, con su énfasis en la carne, es realmente un vehículo ideal para que esto se lleve a cabo. Esto es en particular cierto debido a que es común encontrar ejercicios que incluyan terminología cuasi-religiosa o que busquen explicitamente un efecto preternatural (diabólico) como por ejemplo, que obtengas “energía” a través de concentrar tus respiraciones en el torso, o respires de cierta manera. Otros ejercicios señalan cosas tan ambiguas como “sentir el universo” o cosas similares. Muchas de las formas de Yoga incluyen practicas de meditación o recitación de mantras, lo cual añade un nivel adicional de peligro. Ya que los mantras son repeticiones constantes de palabras en lenguaje hindú, esas palabras en la mayoría de los casos son oraciones a deidades falsas (o mas bien demonios) de la India, en particular el demonio Krsna.

4.- Te expone a compañías malas (toda una subcultura de idolatras)

Si una persona practica Yoga, inevitablemente encontrara compañías malas con las cuales se exponga a ser corrompida, estas malas compañías incluyen los siguientes caracteres

4.1.- Idolatras convencidos, por ejemplo, un “monje” entregado completamente a la causa del hinduismo

4.2.- Liberales extremistas, por ejemplo, personas que de manera radical apoyan la disolución de todas las fronteras a nivel mundial, y la formación de un gobierno mundial. Que están muy de acuerdo con la redistribución forzosa de la riqueza, que niegan que exista el pecado o algo objetivamente inmoral. Y que apoyen las formas mas extremas de perversión sexual, por ejemplo la sodomía, la practica de actos sexuales entre varias personas al mismo tiempo, las “comunidades” basadas en la fornicación, el nudismo, etc

4.3.- Es altamente probable el encontrar entre los practicantes del Yoga a drogadictos que piensen soberbiamente que su vicio es algo cercano a una virtud, o una virtud directamente, que piensen que tomar drogas “despierta la conciencia” o incluso que piensen dementemente que están llegando a un nivel superior de entendimiento. Personas de este nivel de perversión no son tímidas en compartir sus ideas satánicas, y lo que es peor es que usualmente son lo suficientemente maliciosos como para presentar sus argumentos de manera astuta y persuasiva.

4.4.- También es posible encontrar a ocultistas conscientes. Es decir, personas que practiquen magia de manera habitual, o que hagan experimentos satánicos basándose en la intuición. Algunos de ellos mantienen en alta estima a la Teosofia o incluso a Alesteir Crowley, otros puede que sean masones, otros incluso seguirán a Alejandro Jodorowsky y practicaran abiertamente la psicomagia.

4.5.- veganos radicales (idolatras de animales)

No sera extraño encontrar personas que señalen que los animales son superiores a los seres humanos, y que incluso aboguen ideas tan extremas, anticaritativas y satanicas como decir que la humanidad es un cáncer pernicioso y que el control mundial de la población y la reducción de la población es un ideal altamente deseable. Entre estos mismos individuos es posible encontrar personas que aboguen toda clase de formas de control de la natalidad o que digan frases tan perversas como “yo nunca tendré hijos. Ya somos demasiados en esta tierra”

4.6.- Idolatras de la tierra (fanáticos de greenpeace)

En esta misma categoría, o quizá incluso fusionados, se encontraran personas que señalen que la tierra es “nuestra madre” y que somos moralmente inferiores a la misma. No sera extraño que se indignen al ver imágenes de contaminación producida por fabricas, y que tengan posturas que favorezca el cuidado de la tierra sobre la vida de cualquier cantidad de humanos. Incluso al punto de favorecer la idea de relocalizar poblaciones enteras si es que una población de animales o un ecosistema se ve afectado por la actividad humana. Y tales posturas son inmisericordes y realmente satánicas.

Sin embargo, quizá la peor parte de todas estas malas compañías, es que su nivel de malicia es usualmente tan elevado, que puede que corrompa a casi cualquier persona que se involucre con ellos, a un nivel u otro. Tratan activamente de ser amables y parecer en todas las formas caritativos y nobles. Están completamente cegados de sus doctrinas diabólicas y por lo tanto, consideran toda la basura que promueven, como algo verdaderamente valioso que deben de dar al mundo.


“Pues tú dices: ‘Yo soy rico, yo me he enriquecido, de nada tengo necesidad’, y no sabes que tú eres desdichado y miserable y mendigo y ciego y desnudo”

Apocalipsis 3:17

5.- Practicar el Yoga supone participar en el indiferentismo religioso

Si alguien practica Yoga queda implicado en la practica del indiferentismo religioso, es decir, en la doctrina solemnemente condenada por la Iglesia de que ninguna religión es realmente mala, y que practicar elementos de otras religiones, no es moralmente reprobable.

Y tal posición te llevara al infierno si es que la abrazas.

6.- Practicar Yoga también supone cometer pecados contra la castidad

Generalmente si alguien esta practicando Yoga, no le importa en general ni la moral ni los valores cristianos. Pero aun así, es necesario exponer todas las facetas posibles de esta practica malvada con la esperanza de alertar al publico y a los que busquen la verdad.

Otra razon para no practicar Yoga es porque promueve pecados mortales contra la castidad, principalmente debido a que los atuendos que las personas suelen usar (tanto hombres como mujeres) suelen estar inmodestamente ajustados al cuerpo, y también por que las posturas en si mismas, son inapropiadas y muchas veces pueden ser comparadas a posturas que promueven la lujuria, al ser posturas que dirigen la atención específicamente a las partes privadas del cuerpo humano.

7.- El Yoga te hace imitar a los demonios. Literalmente

Es bastante interesante que algunas posturas de Yoga son extremadamente similares, o incluso idénticas a las posturas que el cuerpo humano cobra cuando esta bajo posesión diabólica. Como se puede ver en la siguiente comparación



Personalmente creo que esto no es para nada una coincidencia, sino mas bien una evidencia potente de su origen infernal.

8.- Practicar Yoga supone practicar actos de genuflexion idolatricas

Muchas posturas de Yoga sugieren posturas reverenciales y con fuerte contenido religioso, sin embargo, el receptor de tal reverencia muchas veces supone actos de idolatria, por ejemplo, en las grabaciones de maestros de Yoga que se venden o circulan por internet, no es inusual el encontrar una postura de Yoga seguida por una explicación de orden religioso que invite a “reverencia” la tierra, el universo, o a uno mismo, a sentir el “amor” del cosmos, o algo similar. Con lo cual cada postura se convierte en una variante de genuflexion (como si estuvieras hincado) con un mensaje explicitamente religioso e idolatrico.

9.- El Yoga no es tan solo un deporte

Muchas personas pensaran que no esta mal practicar Yoga mientras se piense en el como un deporte, algo tan solo útil para estar saludable y nada mas. Sin embargo, es importante refutar esta noción, sobre todo porque los beneficios físicos de practicar Yoga pueden ser fácilmente substituidos por otras formas de deporte verdaderamente neutral. Por lo que realmente sugiere la pregunta ¿Por que alguien estaría tan apegado al Yoga si es posible ser saludable a nivel físico de otras maneras perfectamente aceptables?

La razón es simple, las personas que quieren practicar Yoga, no se sienten atraídas tan solo a los elementos de mejora física que es posible que una practica así proporcione. Sino que se ven atraídos por la filosofía, las implicaciones religiosas y la religión idolatrica en si misma. Esto es verdad aunque no lo quieran aceptar. Por lo que la misma objeción es una prueba de que alguien que piense de esta manera, muy probablemente ya se encuentra inficionado de doctrinas perversas dentro de su alma.

La mayoría de las personas asocia el Yoga, incluso en sus versiones mas neutrales, con una cultura distinta y una religión no cristiana, y esto muchas veces les atrae de manera directa, muchos utilizan practicas como el Yoga para consolidar su apostasía personal, y en algunos casos gente que en general tiene mala salud y mala condición física, aun así practica Yoga porque le atraen los elementos relacionados con la religión que encuentra en tales practicas.

Algunas personas aceptan abiertamente que la practica del Yoga supone mas bien una comunicación reverencial con uno mismo o “con el cosmos” y que es básicamente un ritual religioso y una forma de “rezar” con el cuerpo. Otros empiezan a practicarlo por el estilo de vida que representa, aunque en general no les importe ni su salud ni estar en forma a nivel físico.

10.- El Yoga puede lastimar tu cuerpo

Dejo esta razón al final ya que es la menos importante. Ademas de destruir tu alma y encaminarte al infierno, el Yoga puede ademas resultar perjudicial para tu cuerpo, ya que algunas posturas realmente contradicen la estructura del cuerpo. Estas posturas son el equivalente a ruido en el mundo de los sonidos, ya que son posturas desordenadas que causan dolor o hasta pueden provocar daños mayores.

Ahí lo tienes, 10 razones para dejar de practicar Yoga. Espero te sea de utilidad.

ENGLISH: 
10 Reasons NOT to Practice Yoga
                                Yoga Postures Demonically Inspired


Here are 10 reasons for why you should not practice Yoga or should immediately stop practicing Yoga if you are currently doing so
1. It promotes idolatry of self

Yoga is a direct product of the false Hindu religion. In this diabolical stream of thought, pantheism is preached as truth, i.e., that God is literally everything and everyone, so that one is a fraction of God or God Himself in a single embodiment. For this reason, in the practice of Yoga, one finds an overemphasis on self-exaltation. This general tendency may incline you to the idolatry of your own flesh, which it is also quite absurd, since at some point we will all die and turn into worm food.

2. You are exposed to the propaganda of a false religion

Even if you yourself approach Yoga from a secular perspective (like a sport) you will soon realize that the Yoga Teacher and their most advanced disciples clearly understand that what they are doing is a religious act and will seek to draw you to this way of thinking, to the detriment of your soul.

3. By being a demonically inspired religious practice, yoga necessarily promotes demonic possession


“For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.”

1 Paralipomenon (1 Chronicles) 16:26

To be exact, every false religion promotes demonic possession by opposing the truth, however, Yoga in particular, with its emphasis on the flesh, is really an ideal vehicle for this to be carried out. This is particularly true because it is common to find yoga exercises that include quasi-religious terminology or that explicitly seek a (diabolical) preternatural effect such as you getting “energy” by focusing on breathing with the torso, or by breathing in a certain way. Other exercises indicate things as ambiguous as “feeling the universe” or things of that style.

Many forms of Yoga practices include meditation or recitation of mantras, which furthers your risk of demonic possession. Since mantras are constant repetitions of words in the Hindi language, those words in most cases are prayers to the false gods (or rather demons) of India, particularly the devil Krishna.

4. It exposes you to bad companions (a whole subculture of idolaters)

If a person practices yoga, they will inevitably find bad company that will exposed them to corruption. These bad companies include the following characters:

4.1.- The fully convinced idolaters, for example, a “monk” completely committed to the cause of Hinduism

4.2.- The liberal extremists, for example, people who radically support the dissolution of all borders worldwide and the formation of a world government, that strongly agree with the forced redistribution of wealth, that deny that there is sin or something objectively immoral and that support the most extreme forms of sexual perversion, sodomy for example, as well as the practice of sexual acts between several people at the same time, the “communities” based on fornication, nudity, etc.

4.3.- You are highly likely to find The drug addicts among Yoga practitioners who think pridefully that their addiction is something close to a virtue, or directly a virtue. They think that using drugs “raises awareness” or even think insanely that they are reaching a higher level of understanding. People of this level of perversion are not shy in sharing their satanic ideas and what is worse is that they are usually malicious enough to present their arguments in a cunning and persuasive manner.

4.4.- It is also possible to find The sentient occultists. That is, people who regularly practice magic or that do satanic experiments based on intuition. Some of them have a high regard for Theosophy or even for Alesteir Crowley, others may be Masons, others even follow Alejandro Jodorowsky and openly practice Psychomagic.

4.5.- The radical vegans (idolaters of animals)

It will not be uncommon to find people who believe that animals are superior to humans, and even advocate such extreme, uncharitable and satanic ideas such as saying that humanity is a pernicious cancer and that global population control and population reduction are a highly desirable ideal. Among these same individuals you may find people who advocate all kinds of forms of birth control or that say wicked phrases like, “I’ll never have children, we are already too many on this earth ”

4.6.- The land idolaters (fans of Greenpeace)

In this same category as the radical vegans, or perhaps they might be fused together, are found those who point out that the earth is “our mother” and that we are morally inferior to it. It is no wonder they are indignant to see images of pollution from factories and have positions that favor land care above the lives of any number of humans. They go so far as favoring the idea of relocating entire populations if an animal population or an ecosystem is affected by human activity. Such positions are ruthless and truly satanic.

But perhaps the worst part of all these bad companions is that their level of malice is usually so high that it can corrupt almost anyone who engages with them, at some level or another. They are actively trying to be kind and appear all round noble and charitable. They are completely blinded by their evil doctrines and therefore consider all the garbage that they promote, as something truly valuable that must be given to the world.


“Because thou sayest: I am rich, and made wealthy, and have need of nothing: and knowest not, that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.”

Apocalypse (Revelation) 3:17

5. Practicing Yoga is to participate in religious indifferentism

If someone practices Yoga they are intrinsically involved in the practice of religious indifferentism, ie, the doctrine that has been solemnly condemned by the Church that no religion is really bad and that practicing certain elements of other religions is not morally reprehensible.

A position that will lead you to hell if you embrace it.

6. Practicing Yoga also involves committing sins against chastity

Generally if someone is practicing Yoga, they do not either care about morals or Christian values. But still, it is necessary to expose all possible facets of this evil practice, in the hope of alerting the public and those who are seeking the truth.

Another reason for why not to practice Yoga is because it promotes mortal sins against chastity. This is mainly because the outfits that people often use (both men and women) are often immodestly tight to the body, and also because the positions in and of themselves are inappropriate and often can be compared to postures that promote lust, being positions that draw direct attention to the private parts of the human body.

7. Yoga makes you imitate demons. Literally!

It is quite interesting that some yoga postures are extremely similar, or even identical, to the positions that the human body takes when under diabolic possession, As can be seen in the following comparison

Personally I think this is anything but a coincidence, but rather a powerful evidence of their infernal origin.

8. Engaging in Yoga involves practicing acts of idolatrous genuflexion

Many yoga postures suggest reverential postures that contain strong religious connotation, however, the recipient of such reverence often involves acts of idolatry. For example, in video recordings of Yoga teachers sold or circulated on the Internet, it is not unusual to find a Yoga posture followed by an explanation of a religious nature that invites “reverence” to the earth, the universe, or oneself, to feel the “love” of the cosmos, or something similar, whereby each position becomes a variant of a genuflexion (like the act of kneeling) with an explicitly religious and idolatrous connotation.

9. Yoga is not just a sport

Many people think that is not bad to practice Yoga if you think of it as a sport, i.e. something used only to stay fit and healthy and nothing else. However, it is important to refute this notion, especially since the physical “benefits” of practicing Yoga can be easily replaced by other forms of truly neutral sports. So it really begs the question why anyone would be so attached to Yoga if it is possible to be physically healthy with other perfectly acceptable ways?

The reason is simple. People who want to practice yoga are not only attracted to the elements of physical improvement that such a practice may provide, but are attracted by the philosophy, the religious implications and the idolatrous religion itself. This is true even if you do not want to accept it. Someone who thinks this way has most likely already been tainted by evil doctrines within their soul.

Most people associate Yoga, even in its more “neutral” versions, with a different culture and a non-Christian religion, and this often attracts them directly. In some cases people who generally have poor health and poor physical condition, continue practicing Yoga because they are attracted to the religious aspects of such practices.

Some people openly believe that the practice of Yoga involves rather a reverential communication with oneself or “the cosmos” and is basically a religious ritual and a way to “pray” to the body. Others begin to practice it for the lifestyle it represents, even though they generally do not care to be either physically fit or healthy.

10. Yoga can hurt your body

I leave this point at the very end because it is the least important. Besides destroying your soul and leading you to hell, Yoga can also be harmful to your body, as some positions actually contradict the natural body structure. These positions are the equivalent to clatter in the world of sounds, as they are disordered postures that can cause pain or can even cause further damage.

There you have it, 10 reasons to stop practicing Yoga. I hope you find it useful.
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