By James Fire
As we continue this article please keep in mind that it is not our desire here at T.T.U.F. to create dissention or needless criticisms; rather it is our heartfelt and most sincere desire that all of us walk in truth, pleasing our heavenly Father in all things. The only standard we have to guide us in this holy endeavor is the Word of God, thus we must examine the scriptures and see what they have to say about any given subject. We must ask pertinent, assertive questions and seek out honest answers to discover the truth
As we turn now and examine further the means of Eastern religious thought penetrating the West, and infiltrating even Christian doctrine and churches, let’s be mindful of the fact that this process is wholly similar in nature to the subtly of the serpent in the Garden of Eden!
Following The Trail of Spiritual Treachery
The trail created by Hinduism as it penetrated Western culture can be traced quite clearly in the writings of an esoteric organization with relatively few members (numbering only in the ten’s of thousands), yet have had a profound influence on the thinking of powerful, influential people. This is the Theosophical Society.
From the book, The New Age Cult by Dr. Walter Martin - Bethany House Publishers, we read the following:
“For all practical purposes, the New Age Cult can be equated with the transplantation of Hindu philosophy through the Theosophical Society founded by Helena Blavatsky in the latter part of the 19th century in the United States.
Madame Blavatsky promoted spiritism, séances, and basic Hindu philosophy while manifesting a distinct antagonism to biblical Christianity. Marilyn Ferguson in The Aquarian Conspiracy points out that the Age of Aquarius is a formidable vehicle through which various cults and their thinking are conveyed into society: Christian Science, New Thought, Unity School of Christianity, Rosicrucianism, and Religious Science.”
For more about the Theosophical Society please visit the article from The RED PILL Consortium:
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Thus much of what was transplanted from Hinduism into the West came via the Theosophical Society, which itself laid the ground work for New Age movement, and its philosophical successor, Emergent Church Movement.
Dr. Martin continues:
“The theology of the New Age movement assumes an evolutionary process. The world is waiting for more ‘revealers of truth’ (avatars), such as Buddha, Mohammad, Confucius, Zoroaster, Moses, Krishna and ultimately, one designated as the Lord Maitreya, an incarnation of Buddha, the Enlightened One. The Lord Jesus Christ is relegated to the role of a demi-god or “one of many equally good ways”. He’s most surely not the way, the truth and the life, as He taught in JOHN 14:6.
“A tremendously significant figure in the history of the development of the New Age thinking is Alice Bailey, who was involved with Madame Blavatsky in the Theosophical Society. She wrote more than 20 books, allegedly influenced by a spirit guide [read that: demonic spirit] who communicated with her telepathically.” Pgs. 15-17
Dr. Martin states: “…Time magazine writes, ‘Bantam books, one of the largest publishers of paper backs in the United States says “its New Age titles have increased tenfold in the past decade (these are 1980s statistics)’.
"The number of New Age bookstores has doubled in the past five years to about 2,500. Fledging magazines like New Age, Body, Mind & Spirit, and Brain-Mind Bulletin have made their appearance on the religious scene.
“More than 3,000 publishers of occult books and journals along with the sales of New Age books have turned interest in the New Age into a one billion dollar a year business, according to John Ankerberg and Dr. John Weldon in their article, “The Facts on the New Age movement”.
“Its influences are felt not just because of its lucrative aspects, but because of the endorsement of various celebrities such as Shirley MacLaine, Merv Griffin, Linda Evans, John Denver, Phalicia Rashad, and Sharon Gless. Between the yrs. 1989-90 Shirley MacLaine sponsored seminars that had raised 3 million dollars to build the New Age showcase in Baca, Colorado.
Dr. Martin continues:
“The New Age has penetrated our educational system as well as some of our state legislatures. Nancy Reagan was well known for consulting with an astrologer, especially after the assassination attempt of her husband, before which she was warned of imminent danger.
“[This] movement threatens not only the foundation of the Judeo-Christian religion, but challenges fundamental belief in the existence of objective truth. Truth is perceived individually, and it’s not uncommon for the New Age believer to say, ‘That’s your truth.”
“Children in our schools are taught mantras and meditation techniques; subjected to ‘values clarification’ which relegates morals to an entirely subjective basis. Again from Time magazine: “Humans are essentially religious creatures and they don’t rest until they have some sort of answers to the fundamental questions. Rationalism and secularism don’t answer these questions, but you can see the rise of the New Age is a barometer of the disintegration of American culture. Fyoder Dostroyevsky said [that] ‘anything is permissible if there is no God. But also everything is permissible if everything is God.’ There is no way to distinguish good from evil . . . once you’ve deified yourself, which is what the New Age is all about, there is no higher moral absolute. It’s a recipe for ethical anarchy . . . it’s both messianic and millennial.”
“The deification of man by the New Age requires the abandonment of absolute truth, worship at the alter of relativism, and obsession with reincarnation. This cult is a growing threat to Christians and to those who take seriously biblical admonitions such as pronounced in ISAIAH 45:12; MATT 22:37-40. New Age thought embraces “monistic pantheism” that is, all is one and all is God.
“Since the movement believes man is divine just as Satan once promised [man] he would be in Eden (GEN 3:5), the next great event is the dawn of the millennial kingdom (or the New Age’s version of it), the Aquarian era in which peace, prosperity, love and satisfaction are all within the grasp of those who are willing to exchange biblical revelation for Hindu speculation and the Prince of Life for the Prince of Darkness.
“There can be little doubt that the Aquarian Conspiracy, the rise of New Age cult, and the Bible have one common denominator. The Bible prophesies that at the end of the ages, false prophets, christs, and teachers will proliferate (MATT 24), proclaiming “here is Christ, there He is” (LUKE 21).” Pgs. 21-23
From A Crash Course on the New Age Movement by Elliot Miller, Baker House Publishers, we read the following:
“In some respects the New Age religion can rightly be classified as a Western expression of classic monistic Hinduism (called Vedanta). Their most basic beliefs about God, the world, man and salvation are the same, as are the mystical experiences that are at the heart of both. Much of the New Age spiritual technology that produced these experiences has come straight from India, brought here and taught since the 1960s by Hindu swamis and gurus (Of note, the guru Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi and his influence - for a time - with The Beatles, and youth culture).
Their followers make up a sizable – though by no means dominant- contingent of the NAM itself. Yet the NAM is very different from Eastern mysticism in that New Agers are life affirming, whereas Hinduism the earthly is set in direct conflict with the spiritual, so that those who are serious about seeking God and salvation are expected to renounce the world of temporal pleasures and responsibilities. The world is maya (illusion) and is considered a formidable obstacle to eternal bliss. In the enlightened state, all is seen as God. Events in this illusory world have no ultimate importance. Historic Hinduism therefore, is ‘world denying’.
“New Agers have rejected this aspect of Hinduism, and affirm values of temporal reality: people, nature, culture, education, politics and even science and technology. New Agers want to change the world, not drop out of it (emphasis mine). They want personal fulfillment (earthly) as well as spiritual fulfillment.
“They are struggling to work out a metaphysical basis for their positive view of the world – a way to make social action and personal fulfillment compatible with mysticism. It agrees with Hinduism that on a certain level of consciousness (the spiritual state) all is seen as ‘one’, and there are no distinctions between for example, subject and object, or good and evil. [The N.A.M.] also agrees with the materialist that on another level his perspective is valid; they argue for a third level, which incorporates both.”
Its interesting to note that the ultimate goal of New Agers is a transformation of the globe, and all its peoples into a utopian existence wherein every person is self-actualized (becoming all that one can conceive of being, even a god).
Mr. Miller explains:
“New Agers speak of a ‘Critical Mass’ in which sufficient numbers of people who have undergone personal transformation (via the many mystical and spiritual exercises incumbent in practices held long in traditional Hinduism) will effect the globe for a planetary transformation and with it the supposed promise of bliss and paradise.”
Serpentine Subtleties in Their S.O.P.s (standard operating procedures)
The LORD Jesus stated that everything He said, everything He taught, He did so openly and He did nothing in secret (JOHN 18:20). There was no subterfuge, no secret agenda in His teachings or methods. In claiming to be the (not “a”) Truth (JOHN 14:6), He is one who always and in every situation maintained a righteous integrity. Note the question He asked of His enemies who no doubt scrutinized His every move and word in order to find any incriminating flaw:
"Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?"
Yet such adherence to strict integrity and openness don’t seem to apply to the methods used by New Age proponents who seek out recruits and potential adherents. Mr. Miller comments:
“In the competition for souls, New Agers have a strategic advantage (though unethical from the Christian perspective). Unlike the Christian gospel which openly demands a faith commitment at the outset, conversion to New Age belief can be engineered subtly and deceptively. What in actuality may be Hinduism or occultism can be taught and administered in secular [or scientific] guise. Many seemingly innocent techniques for increasing health, enhancing creativity, and achieving deeper levels of relaxation are some times used deliberately to affect this shift in perspective.
“First an Altered State of Consciousness (ASC) is induced in the potential convert with the hope that it will trigger a mystical or psychic experience powerful enough to cause him or her to doubt their previous understanding of reality. If the subject’s belief system has been shaken, he will be far more disposed to embrace a new world view than he would have been before submitting to this “nonreligious” exercise. Then he is exposed to New Age beliefs that supply him with seemingly profound explanations of his experience.
“Since the monistic world view (all is One) is derived from and closely related to the mystical experiences, it will seem to fit the new way of viewing reality perfectly.
Marilyn Ferguson explains: “Exercise and experiments are designed for direct experience from a new perspective. For only that which is deeply felt can change us.” Pg. 93
“It needs to be clarified that only a loose use of the word “revelation (that is, spiritual information from beyond)” can be applied to channeling.
In strict theological terms a “special revelation” is a miraculous event: a breaking into the world of space and time yet a supernatural, personal, speaking and acting God, to bring an otherwise inaccessible and necessary knowledge pertaining to himself.
“In a pantheistic world view like that of the New Age, however, God and nature are [perceived] as one, meaning that the category of the supernatural is ruled out, and with it the concept of miracles. Furthermore the pantheistic God is impersonal, neither speaking nor acting, and space and time are illusion (maya).
“Thus in classical pantheistic Hinduism there is no concept of revelation strictly or loosely defined. Rather spiritual knowledge is held to be always available, but it takes clear minds capable of penetrating maya to perceive it, (emphasis mine) like the ancient sages who wrote the Hindu scriptures. Revelation is therefore a concept that historically and properly belongs to the Judeo-Christian tradition. Pg. 174
Note to reader: this is highly significant as it makes our own Bible immaterial to the Hindu/New Age mind, as all truth can be readily perceived by any one, at any time, simply by clearing one’s mind, and piercing the illusion of maya. Thus if truth can be so readily accessed by any one, what need is there for a book that makes exclusive claims to the Truth, i.e., the Bible?
Yoga, T.M., Evolution and the Bible: A Credible Mix?
This serpentine modus operandi is evident in much that is considered New Age, it’s foundational basis of the N.A.M., which is Hinduism. From both sources we witness a profound presence of ‘the serpent’ in its yogic proponents which we shall see in the following . . .
From The Cult Explosion by Dave Hunt, Harvest House publishers:
“That human beings were made in the image of God, should identify themselves with animals reflects man’s warped view of God. Rabi Maharaj presents an example from his own life of the absurd consequences of the teaching that “all is One”:
"Basically, Hinduism teaches that the entire universe is divine. The goal of man is to realize his own deity and oneness with the universe. Supposedly he can do this through yoga. As an accomplished yogi, I eventually lost hope in the goal of Self-realization. I had become so disillusioned with myself, though I was supposedly a Perfect Master, and with other Hindu leaders, that I didn’t want to be part of the human race any more."
"I determined to return in my next reincarnation as a holy cow. Cows seem to be such gentle and pure creatures, and nothing is so sacred to the Hindu as cow’s dung and urine (emphasis mine). To reach this lofty goal, I stood in front of a real, live cow and worshipped it for one whole hour, every day. One glorious morning, while I was standing in front of Holy Cow, suddenly it charged me. I had to run for my life! That ended my cow worship and my cow hope."
From page 112-113
“Charles Darwin was not the first man who tried to establish a close relationship between men and animals. A theory of evolution lay at the heart of Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism for thousands of years before Darwin was born. Evolution is actually an occult belief, founded upon a religious faith, not scientific evidence (emphasis mine). With his twisted sense of humor, Satan must have some good laughs at the solemn pronouncements of university professors concerning their animal ancestry!
“Thousands of years before Lamarck, Darwin, Haeckel or the famous Leakeys, Eastern religions were already teaching that animals evolved, through building up good karma, into ever higher forms of life to become humans at last (the next step in cosmic evolution being godhood) (emphasis mine).
“Annie Besant of the Theosophical Society, and successor to Madam Blavatsky as its leader learned (while in a trance) that in a previous life she had been a monkey that saved the lives of the Buddha-to-be and his family. Because of this heroic, good karma building deed, the Besant-monkey had been reincarnated into a human.
“Occultists who take such ideas serious can hardly call the Genesis story of the temptation and fall a myth because it involves a talking snake. In fact, their very beliefs, first articulated by the serpent, bear witness to the accuracy of the biblical account.
“Hinduism is one example of serpent worship. Snake charmers, snake images in temples and such like are not all that identify Hinduism with the Eden serpent. In the Bhagavad-Gita, Lord Krishna calls himself the “Prince of demons” – Satan. This is no shock to a Hindu, but consistent with his beliefs. After all, if all is One, then Satan and God are one also. In the Chandogya Upanishad, Krishna speaks of himself as “Visuki, the Lord of the Snakes” and as “Ananta, the holy serpent.”
“The arousal of the kundalini is one of the main objectives in TM and other forms of yoga. Kundalini is likened by yogis to a snake coiled at the base of the spine, which springs into action and manifests psychic powers through the chakras (energy centers closely related to acupuncture points) of the body when the appropriate “higher” state of consciousness is reached.
“One of the most sacred paintings for a Hindu depicts Vishnu lying on his back with a lotus blossom issuing from his navel, upon which sits Brahma. In the picture, these great Hindu gods are being supported on the coils of Sesha the serpent.
“In the TM instructor’s handbook, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi declares that it is absolutely necessary to perform the TM initiation ceremony (puja) when the initiate is first given his mantra. In explaining the meaning of this occult initiation, Maharishi proudly writes that Lord Shiva, who is praised and worshiped in the Sanskrit chant during the puja wears the “Serpent King” (Bhuja-gendra) as a garland about his neck. The Serpent King according to Maharishi is the “personification of death”.
The following is in 1980 statistics, quoted by Rabindranath Maharaj, former Hindu guru, now Christian:
“In spite of its abundant resources of all kinds, India is one of the poorest and most suffering countries in the world. I know for a fact that the majority of social problems in India today have their roots in Hindu religion and Hindu philosophy.
“For this reason, I am very concerned about the millions of people in the West who are turning to Eastern religions- such as T.M. and other Hindu cults – for guidance. There are more than 30 million Americans already involved in Eastern cults . . . and I really wonder what conditions in this country will be like in 10 or 15 years if somehow this trend is not reversed. I think the only hope for America – and for the entire Western world – is a revival of biblical Christianity. (emphasis mine)”
From America: The Sorcerer’s New Apprentice, by Dave Hunt; Harvest House publications:
“Since the early days when drugs and mysticism were a novelty, the influence of Eastern mysticism has spread to every area of Western culture. Organizational psychologist Marsha Sinetar declares that “even the pragmatic corporate world will be transformed- by a new breed of ‘actualized’ employees and executives who practice Yoga to relieve stress, have mystical experiences, follow an inner guide, and place first priority upon personal, spiritual growth.” Pg. 32
“The average Yoga student in the West is not aware that Yoga was introduced by Lord Krishna in the Bhaghavad Gita as the sure way to Hindu heaven, or that of Shiva, “The Destroyer” (and one of the most powerful and feared of Hindu deities) is addressed as Yogeshwara or, ‘Lord of Yoga’. In one of the most authoritative Yoga texts, the Hathayoga-Pradipika, dating back to the fifteenth century, Svatmarama lists Lord Shiva as the first in a long line of Hatha Yoga teachers [note to reader: “hatha” yoga is classified as the physical aspect of yoga, that is, the form that is used every day in America in health clubs and elsewhere, and is considered by the West as purely exercise with no spiritual influences]. Nor does the average Yoga instructor mention or likely even know the many warnings contained in ancient Yoga texts that even “Hatha Yoga . . . is a dangerous tool. The fact that Yoga is the very heart of Hinduism is usually suppressed and often denied. Pg. 46
“In January of 1987, Maharishi stated in regards to a lawsuit he was facing, “It doesn’t matter if you lie teaching people . . . [because] TM is the ultimate, absolute spiritual authority on the face of this Earth.
[TMers] are the only teachers and upholders of genuine spiritual tradition on the face of the Earth. They’re running the universe. They are controlling the gods through soma sacrifice.” Pg. 48
‘Psyched’ On Swami’s and Swasitka’s?
“Psychology is only one area in which Hindu, Buddhist, and other shamanic beliefs and practices are gaining acceptance as science rather than religion. University of California at Berkley physicist Fritjof Capra considers this to be a helpful trend, “part of much larger movement” which he terms a “fundamental change of world views . . . a profound cultural transformation.” In Science, Order and Creativity, physicist David Bohm and F.
“David Peat argues that for science to begin to answer life’s most important questions, it must embrace a combination of Zen Buddhism and Hinduism. We are well on the way to fulfillment of Stanford University brain researcher Karl Pribram’s insightful prediction:
“There is no doubt in my mind that there will be a rapprochement between the spiritual values that New Age people hold so dear, and what we are discovering in science.” Pg. 59
“Swami Vivekananda, known in India as “one of the foremost figures of the Hindu renaissance of the 19th century and remembered in the United States for his lasting effect upon American occultism, wrote:
“There is nothing supernatural. [Occult phenomena] are under laws just the same as any other physical phenomenon . . . All these extraordinary powers are in the mind of man . . . And each mind, wherever it is located, is in actual communication with the whole world.”
“In naturalism, man as part of nature can hopefully “realize” his own godhood and create his own reality. As already mentioned, this is the purpose of Yoga (self-realization) and the goal of all Hinduism. This realization however is impossible in supernaturalism, where only the one supreme God, who is not bound by laws, can create or perform miracles. These are not ‘mind powers’ innate within the human psyche or collective unconscious and thus subject to human manipulation, but come only by sovereign intervention of the God who is totally other (transcendent), and as he alone wills. He may be petitioned in prayer, but He cannot be compelled to respond in a certain way by ritual, formula or affirmations. Pgs. 74-75
“The attitude toward Hitler still widely held in influential circles in India today is summarized in the following remarks made my Swami Svatantrananda to a learned Hindu audience:
“Whatever you may say against him, Hitler was a mahatma, almost like an avatar . . . he was the visual incarnation of Aryan polity (note to reader: Adolf Hitler was also a student of Madame Helena Blavatsky; he read her book The Secret Doctrine*, and was favorable towards various secret societies such as the Thule Society as well as the Theosophical Society*).”
* NOTE: These videos are not produced from a biblical basis, but document the beliefs of Blavatsky and The Theosophical Society.
“That so many leading Hindus have praised the ideals of Nazi Germany is quite consistent with Hinduism, from which Hitler borrowed the swastika. Compassion is contrary to nature religion, a revival of which was a key element in the Third Reich [perhaps a Global Fourth Reich as well?]. Those who hold to the same naturalism today must adopt Hitler’s pragmatic willingness to eliminate “undesirable elements” if they would be consistent with their professed beliefs. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi exemplifies that consistency when he writes of the new society that TM is intended to usher in:
“There has not been and there will not be a place for the unfit. The fit will lead, and if the unfit are not coming along there is no place for them . . . In the Age of Enlightenment there is no place for ignorant people . . . Non-existence of the unfit has been the law of nature.” Pgs. 100-101
“Rather than abandon their obviously bankrupt profession, many psychologists and psychiatrists have compounded their error by trying to shore up their collapsing house of cards with Eastern mysticism of one form or another. Having failed miserably to change their clients’ behavior, the psychotherapist reached deeper into their silk hat and pulled out altered states of consciousness, the same magic long used by ‘traditional psychologists from the East’ – gurus, Yogis and shamans. A change in consciousness became the key to everything, even though no one yet knew what it was that was being changed.
The 25th Annual Meeting of the Association for Humanistic Psychology – Aug. 5-9th 1987:
“Participants shared “channeling, rebirthing, energy healing, metaphysical counseling” as well as “consciousness group work”. The “traditional morning meditation, yoga and aerobics programs” were enhanced with “some of the new high-tech, whole-brain synchronization techniques.”
“Psychiatrist Rudolph Ballentine and clinical Psychiatrist Allan Weinstock have both studied under gurus in India. Weinstock is now known as Swami Ajaya after his ordination as a Hindu monk.
“[Both men] joined Swami Rama of Chicago’s Himalayan Institute in coauthoring Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness.
In it they explained that Yoga “has offered for thousands of years” what Western psychotherapists “are seeking”.
“U. of California professor, Jacob Needleman has said: “A large and growing number of psychotherapists are now convinced that the Eastern religion offers an understanding of the mind far more complete than anything yet envisioned by Western science. At the same time, the leaders of the new religions themselves – the numerous gurus and spiritual teachers now in the West are reformulating and adapting traditional systems according to the language and atmosphere of modern psychology.” Pgs. 134-135
“Hindu Yogis are often able, while in deep trance, to exhibit astonishing alterations in their basic bodily functions and metabolism. This ability is similar to the transformation of features which M. Scott Peck says he witnessed in the two cases of demonic possession/exorcism in which he participated.
“Since ‘mediumship’ is a form of ‘voluntary possession”, it’s not surprising that the same incredible physiological transformations are also exhibited by genuine spiritualist mediums.
“Eileen Garrett was no exception. Tests conducted on her while in mediumistic trance produced results that astonished the examining physicians and made it seem very unlikely that the entities speaking through her could be archetypal symbols from the collective unconscious or splits of her own psyche. For example when Abdul Latif (a spirit) was in control, Mrs. Garrett became a diabetic, although that was not her normal condition, nor was it manifest when she was under the control of any other entity.
“Take for example, one series of medical tests that was conducted in New York by Dr. Cornelius H. Traeger, a specialist in arthritis and heart disease. When he began the tests, Dr. Traeger held firmly to the common opinion of the psychologists that Uvani, Latif, et al had to be splits of Garrett’s psyche and not distinct alien entities with their own minds.
“Eileen herself wanted desperately to believe this. While Garrett was possessed by different “control” spirits, Traeger tested her “blood count, bleeding time, clotting time, respiration, heart rate, pulse and cardiac reaction by an electrical cardiograph, as well as by the injection of various drugs.
“According to Dr. Elmer Lindsay, an associate: “The results were . . . so surprising that Dr. Traeger hesitated to show them to his colleagues. No human heart could show records so diametrically opposed and divergent. The tests were carried out with the full cooperation of Mrs. Garrett’s two chief guides, Uvani and Abdul Latif . . . When the bleeding time . . . blood counts [etc.] were checked the results suggested an actual change in the physical composition of the medium’s blood when she was entranced [and different for each control entity]. Pgs. 174-175
“As we have already indicated, highly educated Westerners are embracing, as science, a Hindu gospel that must take much of the responsibility for making India one of the poorest, most superstition-bound countries in the world. This gospel offers to Calcutta’s one million beggars who have been born and live and will die in its poverty do not really exist, but have been created by their own ‘negative’ thinking. There is no suffering, disease or death; one merely misperceives what is actually there. All one needs to do to change one’s experience of life is to change the way one perceives it.
Edgar Mitchell (proponent of Hindu philosophy and teacher) declared:
“Our physical and emotional well-being is totally under our control and we can train ourselves to control ourselves. It puts responsibility for health and well-being on the individual. I am not a victim. I choose on some level, whatever happens to me. Within ten years, the AMA will endorse this view point.
“As Norman Vincent Peale, Denis Waitley, and many other motivational speakers would persuade us if they could, anyone can change their entire world by changing their thoughts. Pgs. 207-208
“It can hardly be a coincidence that so many voices on the American scene are preaching this same [You are God] gospel. Werner Erhard, founder of the Forum (formerly E.S.T.) declares: “You’re a god in your universe.”
“Benjamin Crème’s Lord Maitreya states that “Man is an emerging God . . . My plan and my duty is to reveal to you a new way . . . which will permit the divine in man to shine forth.”
“Sun Myung Moon: “God and man are one. Man is incarnate God.”
“Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: “Be still and know that I AM God.” The purpose of T.M., he tells his followers is [that] you “be still and know that YOU are God.”
“Alan Watts, Episcopal priest turned Zen Buddhist Master, fully demonstrated his renunciation of his former faith when he declared: “The appeal of Zen, as of other Eastern philosophy, is that it unveils . . . a vast region . . . where at last the self is indistinguishable from God.” Pgs. 228-229
“Deborah Rozman’s (New Age teacher, Psychology Instructor for the San Loranzo Valley (CA.) and Educational Consultant to many school districts) methods are presented in her book Meditating With Children: A Workbook On New Age Educational Methods, which has received wide praise.
“The San Jose Mercury newspaper declares enthusiastically, “Educators who once turned to Ritalin and other drugs for hyperactive children . . . are now turning to daily meditation exercises instead – with positive results.”
“Meditating With Children is dedicated to “the Universal Mother of Compassion found in all nature” and to “Paramahansa Yogananda for some of the exercises and much of the inspiration for writing this book [and] above all . . . to The One . . .” Its basic premise is “the Divine Nature of Childhood” and its stated purpose is to help “Children everywhere . . . evolve towards their spiritual destiny.”
“The book is a compendium of blatant Hindu religious symbols and practices, from chanting the OM and Yoga exercises to Self-Realization. Yet East-West Journal not only praises Rozman’s book as “among the most enlightening of the new teaching books . . . a well illustrated tool of practical psychology,” but astonishingly declares: “. . . the absence of a religious point of view in the book makes this volume and excellent learning vehicle (emphasis mine).” Pgs. 268-269
VHP is ‘VIP’ in the West
“There has been much criticism, some of it no doubt, justified, of the Western missionaries who went to Africa, China, and India to spread the message of Christianity and in the process westernized other cultures. In strange contrast, there has been little or no criticism of Buddhist and Hindu missionaries who have aggressively pushed their religion upon and unsuspecting Western world. In our naiveté we imagine that the invading gurus, Yogis, swamis and lamas are not missionaries at all and have no interest in converting others to their faith.
“It comes as a great surprise to most Westerners to learn that the largest missionary organization in the world is India’s Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP).
“Its constitution states that its primary purpose is to “establish an order of missionaries, both lay and initiate, [for] the purpose of propagating dynamic Hinduism [represented] . . . by various faiths and denominations, including Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Lingayats, etc. [and to spread] . . . spiritual principles and practices of Hinduism . . . in all parts of the world . . .” None of the VHP publications are available in bookstores or libraries even in India. The Vishva’s operations are so secret that even most Indians are not aware of its existence. Pg. 281
“Why is Christianity singled out as the enemy, when we have noted all along that the Bible of Jews, Muslims and Christians oppose the pantheistic/naturalistic world view? The answer no doubt lies in the fact that the Jewish and Islamic view of these scriptures puts the burden upon mankind to save itself – which in that respect is in agreement with the perennial philosophy.
“Christianity, on the other hand, is based upon the belief that Christ had to do something for us that we ourselves could not accomplish. As the only viable alternative to New Age shamanism/pantheism, Christianity merits a careful and unbiased evaluation.
“As part of the most massive missionary effort in history, aimed directly against Christianity- every guru who has come to the West (from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh, to Baba Muktananda) was sent here by his guru specifically to win converts to the Hindu/Buddhist pantheistic faith. Yogananda for example, who was one of the forerunners of this mass evangelism campaign personally, initiated more than 100,000 disciples into Kriya Yoga. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has initiated millions. Yet the Hindu/Buddhist missionaries all protest that they are not teaching religion but the science of Yoga, health, and higher states of consciousness. That this subterfuge is accepted and defended should stretch the thinking individual’s credulity to its outer limits.” Pg. 282
Concluding This Article
If you are involved in Yoga, T.M. or any other Eastern discipline or mysticism, it is the hope and prayer of those of us at TTUF that you will have your eyes opened to the truth, and that you will come away from these articles with a conviction of what is true and what is false. It’s our sincerest desire that you will examine (or re-examine) the Bible and know the Truth that can set you free from sin, and spiritual bondage.
JOHN 8:32, 36
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."
If you are a Christian, it’s likewise our prayer that your eyes have been opened as to the true nature of such seemingly innocuous practices as yoga and T.M. and that you will renounce any and all involvements in such things, and repent. We implore you to fully embrace the LORD Jesus, and acknowledge that He alone is sufficient for abundant life, eternal joy and perpetual peace.
2 COR 6:14, 17
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?"
"And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?"
"And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people."
"Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you."
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
"These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full."
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Thus we can see that from all fronts, the various elements of this ‘philosophy of Babel’ which will coalesce the thesis and anti-thesis into a singular synthesized whole, are working most effectively to bring about the goal of “. . . the god of this world . . .” (see 2 COR 4:4), that is a one world religion, operating hand in hand with the one world government, as stated previously in REV 17:3-5.
There are however still more elements that are involved with this panoramic endeavor which we will look into in another segment of this ongoing series, entitled HOW NEAR-EASTERN RELIGION INVADED THE WEST.
We will resort to the writings of Dr. Walter Martin, Roger Oakland, Greg Reid, and others to examine Gnosticism and how it profoundly influenced, even perverted Christian thought and the Holy Scriptures (which attempted to undermine many of the exclusive claims of Christianity). We will also take a look at how incontrovertible ties between Theosophical and New Age thought has influenced the Emergent Church Movement which seeks to do to the modern church, what Constantine desired and generally accomplished in the 3rd century church.
HOW NEAR-EASTERN RELIGION INVADED THE WEST