Catholics also having reservations on Yoga

Posted: November 26, 2008 in about me, Blogroll, catholics, Malaysia, Malaysian Indian, meditation, Sabah, Tamil, Tibet, Uncategorized, Yoga


So it seems that not only Muslims who are having reservations on yoga but also Catholics.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Youth Counsellor, George Thien from Kota Kinabalu, said the Catholic church’s advice to Christians is also “not to go for it.”

Thien was commenting on the National Fatwa Council’s Fatwa (edict) banning Muslims from practising yoga, which is said to involve mantra (chants) and the concept of oneness with God which are based on Hindu beliefs and, thus, deviate the faith of Muslims.

George said it is not difficult to understand the reason for the Fatwa.

“They believe in one God and not in any other. Meditation in yoga is like tapping into a different realm but where is the source?

“We (Christians) believe in Jesus Christ and that every peace and joy only comes from the Lord. That’s why we don’t go deep into yoga.”


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