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Any Pauline Christians know what Nirvana is? Kundalini? Chakras? Samadhi?

Fond as they are of quoting their tedious big fat boring book, no Pauline ‘Christians’ really understand the process of becoming enlightened and achieve real christ consciousness, as Jesus had. In fact, they are not at all interested. They simply want the easy way out – worship the guy who had achieved it and we will go to heaven. But they have no idea of what Heaven is. They seem to think it is Worldy life without the bad bits. Their conceptions of spirituality are infantile, and when confronted with this, they use insulting, demeaning phrases like ‘new age looney’..when they don’t realize that Yoga was invented some 3000 years before Christ appeared. Are there any Pauline christinas who know anything about spirituality at all?

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  • Christian, Christ. I happen to see the distinction! Does anybody else? Jesus found Christ likeness because it was never lost. He is The Christ!

  • nir·va·na ( P ) Pronunciation Key (nîr-vän, nr-)
    n.
    often Nirvana
    Buddhism. The ineffable ultimate in which one has attained disinterested wisdom and compassion.
    Hinduism. Emancipation from ignorance and the extinction of all attachment.
    An ideal condition of rest, harmony, stability, or joy.

  • …hmmm…well, obviously we should all follow you since the language you use and the attitude it displays radiate the essence of one who is constantly experiencing the divine peace that goes beyond all understanding….

    …Or we could just turn to our Old boring Book and follow the directions that Paul gave to us to experience peace.

    Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition, along with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (7) and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. (8) Finally, brothers, as many things as are true, as many as are honorable, as many as are just, as many as are pure, as many as are lovely–if there is any virtue and if there is any praise–meditate on these things. (9) The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you.

    …think I’ll pray about it and see what happens…. :o)

  • Yes, I’v read all the classics of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, etc. etc. etc. Some very nice stuff in there. Most of it is lost on the average American or European reader, owing to translation and differences in fundamental worldviews. Quite frankly, you are no scholar. You are a new age looney who has read some yoga manuals and arrogantly thinks he knows as much as Patanjali (who did not, by any stretch of the imagination, live 3000 years B.C. and he’s the closest to an “inventor” of yoga as you will find). Your pettiness, antagonism, and self-righteous attitude are utterly deplorable and would be frowned upon by all the great thinkers whose works you bastardize in your frilly new age syncretism.

    And you clearly have only an extremely superficial and inadequate understanding of Pauline theology.

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