Highly respected reverent Catholic Bishops of Kerala,
I understand from news channels that KCBC has objected to the proposition to introduce Yoga in schools as it is taught as a method to get Moksha or liberation. I would like to inform you that I learned Yoga from 3 sources at different places (Bokaro steel city, Visakhapatnam steel city and Mumbai) ..The teachers as well as Gurus of all these 3 places were from different organizations. ( These courses I attended were conducted by different organizations like Vihangan Yoga of a Guru from NorthIndia, Sidh Samadhi yoga courses of H.H. Rishi Prabhakar or Art of living designed by HHSri Sri Ravi Sankar etc.)
It was art of living courses that I attended at Mumbai . I attended further courses and do follow ups at Hyderabad and Kollam also under AOL.During the programs me or any of the participants of these courses were told Yoga will lead to Moksha. Hence the propagation of allegation that Yoga is taught with a message that it will lead to Moksha is a fiction.
Hence I feel that an esteemed organization like Kerala Catholic Bishops conference(KCBC) is misguided As the organization of KCBC is a group of people who are highly educated and enlightened I do not think that organization is will fully misguiding the public to make a confrontation with other religious groups or the central government. Hence I request M/s KCBC to the truth on the allegation that Yoga is taught with a message that it will lead to Moksha. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore has conducted research about benefits of Yoga and have published papers with their findings. It will be right on your part to look in to those research papers before objecting introduction of Yoga in educational institutions. To make a violence free India, flexibility of body of people, create a healthy generation and teach composure of human mind, it is essential to teach yoga in all educational Institutions.Please do not attach religious stigma to that proposal. I hope your esteemed organization will change your views after studying more about Yoga as a practice for betterment of humanity. It may be noted that a communist leader like VS Achuthananadan is also practicing yoga and he has an alert body and mind in his old age.
Respect fully Yours,
kindly discuss in this present KCBC meeting how Church can seriously involve the waste management problem . this is the major issue of our state,and reason for all diseases.This MERCY year we can think about some new strategies on waste management issue, if it is possible kindly let me for a discussion