Friday, June 29, 2007

The Third Station of the Cross: Jesus falls

There are various postures which indicate a total surrender to the
earth. This posture is called Shashakasan. It is a gesture which we
find in the act of worship, or total self giving to the Lord. I relate
it also to the form of the snake which is shown below the figure of
Christ falling down to the earth. The snake is the lowliest of
creatures, and is related to the tree

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