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I am Christian, is Meditating Chakras against my religion?

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Organized Religions Are Not Interested in Peace

“Organized religions have created wars — just like politicians have done. Their names may be different… politicians fight for socialism, for communism, for fascism, for nazism, and organized religions have been fighting for God, for love, for their concept of what truth is. And millions of people have been killed in the clashes between Christians and Mohammedans, between Christians and Jews, between Mohammedans and Hindus, between Hindus and Buddhists. Religion has nothing to do with war; it is a search for peace. But organized religions are not interested in peace — they are interested in becoming more and more powerful and dominant.

Quotes of Osho, from The Hidden Splendor


Prayer is not the right kind of religion. Any religion that is based on prayer is a wrong religion. Only religions which are based on meditation have some quality of religiousness, because meditation takes you inwards to your very foundation of life, to the source of your consciousness.

Prayer is simply insane. Raising your hands upwards — and there is nobody. When people talk to nobody you call them mad. If somebody is talking to nobody you will immediately take him to the hospital: something is wrong with this man, he was standing under a tree and there was nobody and he was talking and having a good dialogue!

What is Christianity doing? And what are other prayer religions doing? Talking to nobody.

These are insane people who need psychiatric help. And because every family teaches you hypocrisy, you become schizophrenic. You have your individuality repressed by a personality given by your family — you are divided into two. You will remain always in conflict, fighting within yourself, with yourself. You will become two. You can become many, it depends .

Excerpts from this book


I am a Christian and I have getting into Chakra Meditation and all that.

I am wondering if this religion is against my religion.

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Omayra
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Omayra

I’m a bit conflicted with this. I’m Catholic. When I went to a Catholic retreat, I felt the Holy Spirit hit me the way it is described as the Kundalini. I felt an electric zing on my spine go around it, from bottom to top. One night I did some intense praying, then I put on some head ohones and starting doing one if these meditation videos from youtube with a green stone which I set as Archangel Raphael( I guess you can say I mixed in a little new age)…I saw the wooden cross of Jesus then a green… Read more »

duke
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duke

It probably is against your religion but it isnt against the bibe. Why do you think fundamentalist are so set against it? It doesnt make Jesus irrelevant it proves that he is God! Who could open the 7 seals in the book of revelations? Only the lamb of God, and when the 7th seal was open there was silence in heaven. Paraphrasing— when the crown chakra is opened there is total tranquility in the mind and a union with God. ancients called it Samadhi. Jacob claimed he had seen God face to face and called the place Peniel(the pineal gland-the… Read more »

Yvonne Dunn
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Yvonne Dunn

All very interesting, religion is meant to be a tool not a weapon. But remember there is opposition in all things. I follow the dictates of my own conscience and allow all me the same privilege. Let them worship how or where or what they may. Agape. Heavenly Father loves me and all his children. He created us and is in all of us. Choose who you will allow into your heart. I ask God for help and he sends what Or whom I need. I put my Faith in God. I liked all the comments. Free choice is sacred.… Read more »

Troy
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Troy

Is meditating Chakras against Christianity? Absolutely without a doubt, yes. Christianity is based on the belief that there is one God. He reveals himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He says we are to have no other gods before him. He has given us his word and the gospel. Part of that message states, “What does light have to do with darkness.” Chakras come from Eastern Mysticism and denies the gospel completely. It seeks to have us become our own divine nature and be one with the cosmos. It comes from a practice Kundalini, which literally means “that which… Read more »

Tasha
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Tasha

In very interested in this topic. I am a mother of a young 21 yr daughter that has introduced this chakra topic. As I read through the comments this scripture came to me. Matthew 7: 13-14. His Words are written on my heart. They come to me in time if need.

Saphira
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Saphira

Who cares what freakin Hindu believes. Chakra isn’t just apart of Hindu. The methodology is the methodology period – some cultures like Native Americans call it energy points. Chakra balancing is an energy flow issue. That’s merely scientific and spiritual. We are spiritual and energy beings. That’s like saying Hindus eat garlic to cure ailments so Christians shouldn’t…. A process is a process. “Taking different aspects from religion” what does that mean? Certain aspects of life DONT BELONG to a group of people and their religion. Certain aspects are things God designed. They are God’s creations and process not ours… Read more »

Macrat
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Macrat

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. (Matt 6:22-23, KJV) Jesus was speaking of the “single eye” as the “third eye” or inner eye of enlightenment. when humans were first created perfect, they were enlightened by this third eye, but after the fall, it is now only reached through meditation. 2 There is nothing that I know of in Christianity that would forbid meditation in the sense of clearing the mind… Read more »

KT
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KT

Christian is so vague but in general I would say if you believe in the God of Abraham, then yes it is against your religion. Right in the Bible it says your God is a jealous God and you should have no other gods before Him. Chakras are part of the Hindu religion. Not the Christian religion.

Joshua Ranney
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Joshua Ranney

that God exists, and everything is HIM. I agree with all the ideas of religion, except to be bound by one. I agree with taking each (important) morality and using it with your unique ability to walk through life. When we die (in my belief) we would immediately understand that only one God does exist, and that he will take us to the judgement, only to let us be the judge whilst he is there to listen and allow us to feel remourceful. I and many others cannot be sure though that anything like that happens until we die. I… Read more »

Joshua Ranney
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Joshua Ranney

Hello, my comment on all of the great responses is this: I’ve been doing research recently on alot of things regarding occult beliefs, being spiritual but not religious, and many other forms of explaining the same thing; but I can’t seem to put my strong (original) beliefs in words. I will try though. My initial belief is that one must not follow any systematic or organized way of thinking because that allows for a closed minded perception of the ideas manifested by all the other ways of looking at the same thing. See, many people that I know (in my… Read more »

Diosys
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Diosys

I tried the Chakras mediation last night for the first time, before I knew it I was in a trance, and woke up feeling peaceful and energized and filled with tachyon energy. I was confusion in the morning as I went to college. I have been a Christ follower for 17 years and wondered what had happened. I felt strangely peaceful through out the day, but a peace that didn’t seem to come from Christ. This High type of feeling was robotic in nature, I felt like myself but not myself. As the peaceful feeling wore off in the middle… Read more »

saroya brown
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saroya brown

Hello, I was reading what everyone said, and I think its about obtaining knowledge. The bible says my people perish perish for the lack of knowledge. I tried the chakra meditation twice my was clear and I felt more peaceful. But I also realized that I need to study more on chakra. The Bible speaks of deception. I clearly do not want to be decieved nor open my self up to any other spirits besides God. I am searching. But until then I will not be doing chakra. There are so many ideas about what is right or wrong. But… Read more »

Kali Kelz
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Kali Kelz

Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Psalm 1:2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Psalm 48:9 Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Psalm 145:5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty– and I will meditate on your wonderful works. I think i just fell back in love with Jesus… Read more »

Miville
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Miville

These things do exist in Christianity too, but are never to be manipulated by man as if he were a mechanic. There are plenty Christian mystics of the distant and not so past who practiced fixed postures, breath control, mantra recitation, and even kundalini, like for instance the Quakers and the Shakers, but they resorted to divine Grace as the sole solver of every problem of the intimate parts of the soul. The reals mystics of india behaved also the same and never practised mere magic to open chakras or awaken kundalini, they also referred rather to Grace as a… Read more »

Acceptance
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Acceptance

There is a simple answer. Pray to whomever your own God is, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammed, your higher power, etc. and ask for guidance. If you listen, you will know which path to take. Everyone is entitled to their own spiritual beliefs. Making fun of them is not serving anyone, FatDawg.

Roger S.J. Sattler
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Roger S.J. Sattler

Amen! Well said!

FatDawg
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FatDawg

Oh how “afraid” we’ve taught ourselves to be! Here we are, we have all these untapped potentials and undicovered abilities… yet we don’t USE any of them for fear of the damn “boogie-man!” But it is FORBIDDEN, you say. You know what? THAT is the devil (the “dark mind”) talking! And he , she, and or “it” just loves the fact that we are all too damn “scared” to DO anything or try anything “new!” Then we forbid our own children to venture out into the world of spiritual discovery, even to the extent that we don’t even want them… Read more »

Daniel Russell
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Daniel Russell

Thank you Virgina and Pamela as your reasoned answered helped me develop a reasonable answer to the question. I really appreciated the answer based on the definition that they are personified by gods and how it is focused on developing inner or god-self. I think Nick is probably a new ager from the way he is talking but that is my opinion. This may be a bit controversial but in my experience a Christian who opens himself up to false religious experiences such as opening chakras and experiencing his “inner” self or the kundalini (serpent/demon) experience within opens himself up… Read more »

Virgina
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Clearly evident is the eastern religion spirituality, which influences many New Age and eastern religious spiritual-based practices, such as yoga, Reiki, and Transcendental Meditation. All of these are occult based practices and must be avoided by Catholics. The most interesting reference is the Kundalini Serpent – the eighth Chakra – since it is clearly stated in Catholic teaching that the serpent is the devil and satan (Genesis chapter 3, Apocalypse chapter 12). One will also notice the total lack of acknowledgement of God as our Father who created us and loves us. The focus is on inner self, sometimes referred… Read more »

QueenDuckie
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QueenDuckie

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2009/10/29

It’s clean–just a visual way of explaining my answer. It’s Wiley’s “Non Sequitur” comic from October 29th.