Thiruvananthapuram: Almost a week after the 5th celebrations of the International Day of Yoga, the recommendations issued by way of Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) have prompted a debate at the spiritual implications of yoga.

“Though it is able to be claimed that it’s far secular, Christians must be vigilant towards the truth that they ought to no longer be embracing any other faith (Hinduism in this case) at the same time as working towards meditation,” cautioned the suggestions prepared by the Theology Commission of KCBC, six months in the past. It, but, indicates that yoga can be practiced for a calm and nonviolent life.

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“Religious practices which do now not accept the truth that Christ is the path to salvation aren’t acceptable to Christianity. It is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who sacrificed Himself on the Cross, who is the handiest course to salvation,” reads the 27-page guiding principle. “Chanting prayers of other faiths and meditating on spiritual icons of different faiths by means of Christians at the same time as working towards yoga is undesirable and unacceptable,” reads the recommendations which turned into made public every week in the past.

It is a non-issue, stated Sr Infant Tresa, a Catholic nun, who has been practicing yoga for 35 years.

“I started out practicing Yoga when I was 34 as I was affected by wheezing and again ache. In 1985, I met a yoga guru who got here to the organization wherein I changed into studying. I instructed him about my fitness problems. He advised me to do yoga and taught me to do it. I started out to sense higher after doing yoga. I also was given alleviation from each the illnesses. I then determined to make yoga a part of my existence. Nobody suggested me against it,” said the sister who started Nirmala Teacher’s Training Yoga Centre at Muvattupuzha in Ernakulam district following her retirement from the kingdom fitness services.

The nun’s college students, numbered in 5000, come from all walks of lives. “There are medical doctors, priests, and nuns. I am taking instructions to students from Seminary as advised by means of a Bishop. If you take it faith-smart, there are Hindus, Muslims, and Christians, said Sr. Tresa who manages two centers which offer 5 publications on Yoga beneath Tamil Nadu Sports University at nearby towns Moovattupuzha and Thodupuzha.

According to Sr Tresa, possibly the best one in all her type to teach yoga, a person’s nonsecular perception has not anything to with the practice of Yoga. “I spent a month in Bangaluru to examine yoga. It became a Hindu Ashram. However, it did no longer have an effect on my nonsecular belief. Nothing can contact your belief as long as it’s miles deeper,” she said.

Rahul Gandhi to Appear in Patna Court, Says Case Filed by BJP-RSS to Intimidate Him

New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he’s going to appear in a court in Patna for a case filed through his “political combatants” within the BJP-RSS to “harass and intimidate” him.

Gandhi’s appearance within the courtroom later Saturday comes days after he in addition to CPI(M) widespread secretary Sitaram Yechury pleading now not responsible in a defamation case in Mumbai filed towards them by means of an RSS worker.

“I will seem in individual at the Civil Court in Patna today at 2 PM, in yet some other case filed in opposition to me by means of my political combatants within the RSS/BJP to harass & intimidate me. Satyameva Jayate,” Gandhi stated in a tweet.

Gandhi and Yechury, who pleaded now not responsible within the case in the Mazgaon-Sewree metropolitan Justice of the Peace’s court, will now face trial at some point of which the court could report their statements and that of the complainant in addition to different witnesses.

PM Modi Pays Tributes to Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his Birth Anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes on Saturday to Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his 118th beginning anniversary, saying his contribution to national integration will continually be remembered.

Modi described Mookerjee as an exceptional educationist and a vivid nationalist philosopher. In a tweet, the high minister also published a video on Mookerjee.

The Bharatiya Jana Sangh chief was born on this day in 1901 within the then Calcutta Presidency.

After Resigning as Congress President, Rahul Gandhi Spotted Enjoying Article 15 In Delhi Theatre

New Delhi: After resigning as the Congress President on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi went to look at a movie in a Delhi theatre, drawing reward on social media for carrying out himself like a not unusual citizen.

Gandhi reportedly went to PVR Chanakya to observe Ayushmann Khurana-starrer, Article 15. The movie, directed via Anubhav Sinha, focuses on the caste difficulty common within the country and how it affects our everyday lives.

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