What does the spirit of Christmas mean

Meaning Christmas

Meaning Christmas. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. We can celebrate Christmas today, too, that God is born in us, that we ourselves can become people in whom something new arises.

Christmas in Christianity is the birth of Jesus Christ.

Meaning Christmas

What is the meaning of Christmas? Christmas in Christianity is the birth of Jesus Christ. So the meaning of Christmas is that Jesus was born. He was born in a stable. He was born to parents who were not at home, who were strangers. He was born in the simplest of circumstances. And so one could say the meaning of Christmas is that God is born unexpectedly, the great thing not only happens to the rich and beautiful but also and especially in poor circumstances. The importance of Christmas can be that we also have to take special care of the poor, the afflicted, who have little. That it is the job of people who have more to care for those who have a little less. This is one way of seeing the meaning of Christmas.

The birth of Jesus Christ

But Christmas is also the birth of Jesus Christ in the middle of the cold winter. Silent Night Holy Night. Which can also mean when it is darkest, then the light can arise. There is also this beautiful saying that I saw with my grandmother, it was there somewhere as a visible saying. It was always called when you think it's no longer possible a little light comes from somewhere. And in this way, when you think that it is absolutely dark, that nothing works anymore, then suddenly a light comes into you. So the meaning of Christmas is that when it is very dark and difficult there light can be born, light can arise. There Jesus can be born in you, God can be born in you, spirituality can be born.

Feast of the winter solstice

Christmas is also the festival of the winter solstice. Christmas corresponds to the Saturnalia festivals. And Saturnalia Feasts were the feasts of Saturn, which includes asceticism, discipline, renunciation and so we can also grow through accident, through illness, through difficulties. And so we can say that when we go through a difficult phase, something beautiful will come again. There is a deeper meaning to Christmas. Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ and thus also the birth of the Christ Consciousness.

Calm your mind

Yoga is bringing the thoughts to rest in the mind.

In the middle of the cold winter, silent night, holy night. In yoga we find yogas chitta vriti niro daha. Yoga is bringing the thoughts to rest in the mind. Tada vashtu swarupe vastanam. Then the seer rests in his true nature. And so you could also say calm your mind. Make your mind absolutely still. Then you experience God in you. And so one can also say the meaning of Christmas is that it is your job to calm your mind through meditation, through spiritual practices, through self-control, through cultivation of calmness in everyday life, through cultivation of love in everyday life, through unselfish service, by overcoming ego and self-centeredness. If you practice that then you will be able to experience God in you then the Christ Consciousness will be born in you. Jesus once put it this way: Blessed are the pure of heart. You will have the vision of God. Purify yourself, calm your mind, meditate. Then Christ will be born in you. That is perhaps the most profound meaning of Christmas from a yoga standpoint.

What is the meaning of Christmas for you?

What does Christmas mean to you? You can think about it or write and share. If I have hurt someone's religious feelings anywhere, I apologize. I haven't studied Christian theology. I'm not a pastor either. I am now interpreting Christmas and with it the meaning of Christmas from a yoga point of view. And maybe it can help some people. And if Christmas means something different to you then write it in the comments or be happy that you have found a deep meaning for Christmas.

Tip: More about Jesus from a yoga point of view

You can find more about Jesus from a yoga point of view on our website. There you will find a search field where you can enter Jesus or Jesus Christ. And there you will find articles by Swami Sivananda and other yoga teachers and also by me about Jesus, about Jesus Christ and about Christmas.

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Author / speaker: Sukadev Bretz, seminar leader on Kundalini Yoga and Chakras.

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