mankind all over the world, Christmas Day is celebrated as the birthday
of the great prophet, Jesus Christ. It is celebrated with the exchanging
of gifts, big family gatherings, use of lights and candles, songs, and
special Christmas Day church services where one can take Communion with
Jesus, in the form of bread and wine (representing the body and blood of
interesting, meaningful, and gratifying as these celebrations may be,
they are nonetheless ritualistic practices that do not capture the true
meaning of Christmas. In the same way, worldwide, spirituality is
celebrated in the form of many rituals.
Although these celebrations appear to be different on the
surface, they are essentially all the same. If we can understand any one
celebration, we can understand all celebrations.
what then, is the true meaning of Christmas Day?
answer to this question can be found by understanding the word
Christmas, itself. The word Christmas is derived from the two words “Christ”
and “mass”. “Christ”
represents Christ Consciousness and the word “mass” has two meanings
1) a congregation of people
2) massiveness, i.e. high intensity (devotion) with enormous
quantity (duration of 5 to 7 hours).
The word “day” in “Christmas Day” indicates true wisdom. When we
collect the true meaning of “Christ”, “mass” and “day”, then
we realize that the celebration of Christmas Day is none other than the
celebration of Christ Consciousness in congregation for a longer
duration of time, with highest devotion till the attainment of true
wisdom within and without. It is nothing but the practice of
repeated practice of Kriyayoga Meditation, we will eventually experience
a state of enlightenment—that is, the realization that the self is
none other than Christ Consciousness. Therefore, when the Science of
Kriyayoga spreads all over the world, only then will we celebrate
Christmas Day in its real form. When we practice Kriyayoga all over the
world, then the celebration of Christmas day will reach to perfection.
the essential unity of all spiritual practices worldwide, let us take a
closer look at what is Christ Consciousness. When we attain the state of
Christ consciousness, we perceive seven churches (areas) glowing with
seven candles (seven wisdom centers) within the head and spine. The
seven wisdom centers are the way to the “Star in the East”. The
moment of moments - the resurrection of Jesus within as Christ
the beauty of the practice of Kriyayoga Meditation, which gives the true
concept behind all ritual practices celebrated by people all over the
world. Kriyayoga Meditation gives realization of the presence of one
Spirit in manifested and unmanifested form.