Hindu Milk Miracle - One Man's Story
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According to Gina Simcoe:
The following story was furnished by a friend of mine
who lives in New Zealand. This letter was originally
written on November 19. It refers to the "Hindu Milk
Miracle", an unprecedented worldwide phenomenon which
happened in late September. Hundreds of thousands of
people, at dozens of temples throughout the world,
queued up to offer milk to statues of Hindu deities -
the milk would then dissapear from the spoon.
We thought you might be interested:
Well I am in an upbeat mood. I have been going to the
temple regularly where the milk miracle has been
happening. The last few times I went, nobody had said
anything about it, or made any offerings, and I was
beginning to wonder if it was still happening -
especially if the people there had stopped showing an
interest in it. It was also my perception, the last
time I gave, that the milk was dissapearing more and
more slowly, as if the energy 'allocated' by the Powers
That Be was running out.
Well I was wrong!
I went on Friday night, to the evening pooga
(ceremony). It had been ten days since I last gave milk
(and watched it dissapear of course!). I was also
feeling a bit down because I had been having a rather
hard week (karma and all that). After the pooga fin-
ished, and people had finished singing bhajans (hymns),
I didn't want to go - because of the way going to
something like a church service makes you feel better
inside, and you don't really want to leave the comfort-
able presence that you feel, and go back to the cold
world waiting outside.
I was just about to leave, when I was asked if I wanted
to give milk - well it was like asking a child if you
want candy. My face lit up and I was feeling a quiet
kind of excitement inside, at the anticipation of it.
I was also anxious that it might not happen this time,
and that the miracle really had stopped.
I have had this same kind of experience every time I
gave - there is this moment of holding your breath, as
you hold the spoon to the statue,and initially nothing
seems to happen - then suddenly it starts! And you
can see that the milk is dissapearing.
Same thing this time. the person who had asked me, as
usual, went first. Immediately you could see the milk
being sucked up the side of the spoon that was touching
the trunk (Ganesha is the elephant-headed god),however
the level of the milk did not visibly appear to be
going down - it seemed like this time it was going to
be a very slow process.
I started reciting a prayer under my breath, and
inwardly appealing to the Lord, especially in connect-
ion to His manifestation as the Hindu avatar Lord
Krishna. Almost immediately the milk started to visibly
dissapear ( oxymoron?!) - and extremely quickly, as if
there was this sudden downpour of energy from Up
Above. The milk drained down to the last few drops
within say 10 seconds or so.
Then I had my turn. Then about 3 or 4 others, then I
had a second turn (call it spiritual greed!). The milk
dissapeared very quickly in all cases - about 10 or 20
seconds each. Then somebody else had the final go -
this time it was a very slow start, as if the energy
was once again running out. But once the spoon was half
empty, you could easily see the milk disspapearing
before your very eyes.
So the miracle has been happening here for nearly 8
weeks now, and may be one of the few, or only places
where it still continues.
As I said above - it put me into a very upbeat mood,
just to experience with my own eyes, this subtle but
engaging sign of the Lord's Presence among us, and the
reality of his Return to our world.
with much love,
Quote from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita ( 4:7 )
yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
tadatmanam srjamy aham
Whenever and wherever there is a decline in
O descendant of Bharata
And a predominant rise of unrighteousness
At that time I Myself will come
The message from Gina Simcoe <email@example.com> ends.
Jai Maharaj <firstname.lastname@example.org> *-=Om Shanti=-*
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