Blog Profile / The Atma Jyoti Blog

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How Karmic Debt is Used by Great Masters Such as Jesus

To someone who asked how Jesus could have a personal karmic debt requiring the crucifixion for its expiation if he had become Christ and was in total conscious union with the Absolute. This was part of the Great Sacrifice made by Jesus. Show More Summary

The Important Need for “Reincarnational Health”

Q: I want to ask you if you know how one can communicate with family members that have passed on, and if you can offer any pointers in that direction. It is very important–necessary, actually–that after a certain time in earthly incarnation...Show More Summary

Who Is the Krishna of the Bhagavad Gita?

It is time for us to understand who the figure of Krishna really is–and what the Gita really is, as well. First we must understand the context of the Gita. The Gita is seven hundred verses within an epic poem known as The Mahabharata,...Show More Summary

Is Initiation Necessary? Does Initiation Empower a Mantra?

Q:I am wondering if the So’ham mantra requires initiation, as many mantras do. I am also wondering if the Om Namah Shivaya mantra requires initiation. A: Certainly neither So’ham nor Om require initiation because they are innate in each sentient being. Show More Summary

Understanding Karma as the Basis of Reincarnation | Podcast

In a followup interview with Bianca Vlahos of PBA FM radio in Adelaide, Australia, Abbot George discusses the importance of understanding karma as the basis of reincarnation. With this understanding, we can begin to comprehend our present situation in life, and we can become empowered to create our future. Show More Summary

The Holiest Place in Christendom: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Last year, in May and June of 2016, Father Seraphim and Brother Simeon of Light of the Spirit Monastery were fortunate to make their first pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine. They spent much of the trip visiting (and revisiting) The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, properly called the Church of the Resurrection. Show More Summary

The Bhagavad Gita—The Song of God Now Available

A new translation of the most important spiritual classic which India has produced. This week we have published Abbot George Burke’s translation of the the Gita, The Bhagavad Gita—The Song of God. It is available in print and as a Kindle ebook at Show More Summary

Reincarnation: Its Causes and Consequences | Podcast

Last month our friend Bianca Vlahos of the Australian radio station PBA-FM interviewed Abbot George Burke on the broad topic of reincarnation. They discussed the source of  reincarnation (karma—our actions, both positive and negative) and the purpose of reincarnation: our spiritual evolution and growth. Show More Summary

Questions About Esoteric Christian Cosmology

Q: In the beginning of Robe of Light the separateness of God and the individual soul is stated and, if I understood correctly, the possibility of the soul to partake in the consciousness of God, but always being separate from Him. Is...Show More Summary

Questions About Om Meditation

Q: Can Om only take one so far in the direction of Self-realization? Should Om be let go of at a certain point, or is the practice retained? Can a still and silent mind be achieved if there is still Om with the breath even if it is very subtle? In my practice the intonations […] The post Questions About Om Meditation appeared first on Original Christianity and Original Yoga.

New Resources at

We have added a number of resources to our website which readers may find useful. And we have also made more of our longer articles available as ebooks. First, we have added a Monastic Life section. This will be a continually growing section containing writings from various sources regarding aspects of leading a monastic life. Show More Summary

Redemption or Conscious Evolution?

Q: I am in a slight spiritual/religious quandary about the topic mentioned in Ephesians 1:7: “In Christ we are set free by the blood of his death,” etc.  I feel this is such an easy way out versus cleaning up my act and ridding all past...Show More Summary

How to Deal With Sadness and Sorrow

To an Indian friend who had to give up a deep personal attachment and was profoundly grieved. Please accept my deepest sympathy and concern over your sorrow. Peace and fulfillment are only to be found within, for God is there. However difficult it may be due to agitation of mind and heart, please meditate. Show More Summary

The importance of Harmlessness (Ahimsa) for the Yogi

We have published Foundations of Yoga as a Kindle ebook at Amazon, available for only 99¢. We encourage our readers to download the ebook, readable using the Kindle App, to their digital devices for easy access.  But, as with our other...Show More Summary

The Power of Love to Conquer Negative Habits

We have successfully recovered the lost “Aquarian Gospel for Yogis” postings from the Google web archives after our site crash, and they can now be read in their entirety by visiting the Aquarian Gospel Introduction page and choosing...Show More Summary

Trailanga Swami: Remarkable Incidents from His Life

Q: Do you have anything further to add to Trailanga Swami’s story that may not have been written by Master Yogananda in his autobiography? Yes, I do. First, three things that Yogacharya Oliver Black told to me when I spent all day with him in the fall of 1968. Show More Summary

Four Kinds of Men Who Seek God: Which Are You?

“Among benevolent men, four kinds worship Me: the distressed, those who desire wealth, those who desire knowledge, and the man of wisdom” (Bhagavad Gita 7:16). Now a great deal of people think they are religious, but Krishna is presenting us with four broad categories of those who can be said to genuinely be seeking God. Show More Summary

7 Things You Can Do About Those Who Say You Are a Godless Heathen

We share this timeless article again, originally posted nearly three years ago Q: What do you say to some pious individual who uses his or her “religion” like a weapon?  If I am a believer in Sanatana Dharma, how do I defend myself against...Show More Summary

Aquarian Gospel Commentary Now Finished and Available Online

We are happy to announce that the full text of the Aquarian Gospel for Yogis is now complete and available at It is an exhaustive commentary on The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, by Levi Dowling. The commentary is 196 web pages! Below is an excerpt from the Commentary. Show More Summary

The Symbolism of Christmas and Its Universal Message | Podcast

For our Christmas offering we offer you a podcast about Christmas, and about Christ being born in us. Today’s podcast is from an interview by our friend Bianca Vlahos of radio station FIVEaa in Adelaide, Australia. Listen to The Symbolism of Christmas and Its Universal Message if you do not see the player above. Show More Summary

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