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New Book on Avoiding Meditation Delusions

Light of the Spirit Press has just published a new book in print and ebook format: Dwelling In The Mirror: A Study of Illusions Produced by Delusive Meditation and How to Be Free from Them, by Abbot George Burke. And for a limited time the ebook version is on sale for only 99¢. Show More Summary

The Benefits of Past Life Recall | Podcast

The subject of past life recall is a broad topic. So this interview of Abbot George Burke by our friend Bianca Vlahos of PBA-fm radio in Australia is a long one—just over 53 minutes. Among the questions Bianca asks is “What is the main...Show More Summary

Worship of God in India: Questions and Answers

Q: In India which is mostly worshipped: God with form (Saguna Brahman) or God without form (Nirguna Brahman)? Do you think that to worship the Personal God is better than to worship the Formless God? Certainly in India Saguna Brahman is worshipped more than Nirguna Brahman. Show More Summary

What Are the Many Faces of God?

Q: Reading Abbot Burke’s The Christ of India, (all in all a great book) I am a bit confused as to the disposition of Saint Thomas Christians on the matter of God? At one point, he states that they are Unitarian and at other times asserts they are Trinitarian, both practically and esoterically. Show More Summary

Past Life Recall: Is It a Good or a Bad Idea?

Q: Can someone today have had “no” past lives? Could this be the start of lives? We have many, many reincarnations in lower life forms before we ever reach human form. (See Robe of Light.) By the time we are (primitive) human beings we have no doubt been around for more than one creation cycle. Show More Summary

Update Available to Om Yoga Meditation

Om Yoga Meditation: Its Theory and Practice is available in print or as and ebook at, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Smashwords, and other online outlets. Over the last few weeks we have been updating one of the most important resources...Show More Summary

God or Godzilla?

The following is taken from a condemnatory review of The Gospel of Thomas for Awakening that was posted on the Amazon page where it can be ordered. It is extremely revealing about the attitude toward and the concept of God held by the reviewer–and most of contemporary Christianity. Show More Summary

Did Jesus Really “Pay the Price” for Our Sins?

Follow-up questions and answers to How Karmic Debt is Used by Great Masters Such as Jesus Q: Did Jesus Christ actually “absorb and cancel” the karmic debt of the world’s people and all sentient beings for all past present and future offenses? No, he did not. Show More Summary

Unique Spiritual Podcasts at Your Fingertips

It has now been two years since Abbot George began making podcasts on spiritual life available for our readers. We continually add new ones and now offer 38 podcasts on all different aspects of spirituality. We’re now approaching 100,000...Show More Summary

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

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