Courses in spirituality or searching for answers through yoga are a waste of time because only through God can individuals find the love that sets them free, Pope Francis said Friday.
In a homily during morning Mass at the Vatican guesthouse where he lives, the pope said that many people are seeking peace and a feeling of freedom, and try to find this through yoga and Zen studies.
But those options appeal to an individual’s pride, and instead, it is only by humbly accepting the Holy Spirit that a person can be free, the pope said, according to Vatican Radio.
“You can do a thousand courses in spirituality, a thousand in yoga, zen, all of these things,” added the pope.
“But all of this will never be able to give you the freedom of the Lord”.