Delirious devotees worship images of oracle boy Madhu Sudan
Posted by robertpriddy on November 5, 2015
Now credulous Indian/Hindu Sai devotees in US are doing puja to Madhu Sudan, the ‘oracle boy’ or bogus ‘subtle Baba’ (body inhabited by the bhuta (or spectral body) of Sathya Sai Baba ?). Here is an excerpt from their wild interpretations of a floating coconut and apparent visions arising therefrom. One wonders how utterly ridiculous and beyond all sanity these confused zealots can go…
“Our little group here in Vancouver, WA, USA wanted to be connected to the A.R.M.Y in a meaningful way. Swami inspired us—- In Swami‘s room, I set up Shrines for Shiva, the Lingam and the three Goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi and decorated them.” “Our little group here in Vancouver,WA, USA wanted to be connected to the A.R.M.Y in a meaningful way. Swami inspired us In Swami‘s room, I set up Shrines for Shiva, the Lingam and the three Goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi and decorated them.
(Note: A.R.M.Y = ATHI RUDRA MAHAA YAGNAM which was ongoing at Prashanthi)
“On the first day of the Yagna,13th of October, we assembled in the Baba room with these envelopes in hand as our offertory, in place of the traditional ghee, honey, fruit, yogurt and other oblations for the Yagna. A suitable clay pot was purchased, filled with Yagna wood chips and placed by the alter in readiness for the last day ritual.”
“On Friday the 23rd, our little group went down to the river as planned, with the offerings. A picture of Swami was lovingly placed on the little altar that was set up in the sand. Just as I was lighting an incense stick, a Coconut, complete with the “mudi ” [ crown], floated towards us in the river I! We all know the spiritual and auspicious significance of the coconut in Hindu Ceremonies. The Kalasha”, a husked coconut circled by mango leaves on a pot is used in pooja to represent God. A symbol of prosperity, peace and wholeness. I am sure you have also seen Swami break two coconuts in perfect halves by simply striking them together, during ground breaking ceremonies and other religious occasions. Among other things, breaking a coconut also signifies surrender, release of the ego.” (Comment: note that the coconut on their shrine is unbroken! Having learned at my cost the nature of such devotees all to well from decades visiting India, no doubt their egos are intact too, as worshipful symbols cost nothing in self-sacrifice!)
“The beauty and wholeness of this coconut and its timely arrival was, in our humble opinion, a Divine Blessing from Swami and a definite sign of His Presence. I placed the coconut on the clay pot treating it as a gift of a Kalasha from Swami for the auspicious occasion and it was as if the coconut was manifested for that pot – a Perfect Fit”! – the familiar trademark of our Beloved Lord! The coconut was brought home and reverently set up as the Auspicious Kalasha, by Swami‘s chair. Attached are a few pictures of that Swami Blessed Day.” (Source)