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Shemah Israel…    (Hear O Israel, the LORD our G-D, is One)
Allah Tumaho Ishwara Tumaho… (For me You are Allah, You are Siva...)

 


"The object above was produced for Athi Rudra Maha Yagna, a ritual honouring Siva in all his aspects, male and female, at  Prashanthi Nilayam. 

Elders well-versed in Vedas contracted a craftsman in Jaipur who was known to craft raw marble into quality icons. In due course one of the youthful organizers from Karnataka was allotted the duty of bringing the Lingam for this powerful yantra from Jaipur to the ashram in Andhra Pradesh.

On reaching the craftsman’s workplace in Jaipur, the young man found it to be maintained by a young Muslim man of his own age, and too learned that the majority of employees were also followers of Islam. The person in-charge then kindly asked the Hindu youth to come and view the work in progress, as it would be finished very soon.
The Hindu youth was very pleased at how carefully the Muslim craftsman had chosen a fine marble without any cracks or bubbles, and all clearly were treating the task with great care and respect.

The strange thing was that at that very moment, all other work in the factory stopped, and very quietly all the Muslim employees gathered around the workplace where the marble Lingam was being finished, and they then started praying in Arabic, even as the artist worked on to complete his task with the marble. Their chanting kept up during the entire remaining four hours in completion of the making of the Lingam.
 
When presented with that lingam nicely wrapped in fine silk cloth, the Sai Youth was informed how group Namaaz is a routine practice whenever a lingam was being made in this factory. The Muslim workers do this, said the manager,  to show community and a feeling of unity in diversity, with faith in the One God.  The manager said, “All Muslim workers in this place gather to offer their prayers to the All-Merciful, The Almighty, so that the holy task for our Hindu brothers is undertaken with an attitude of devotion.’”
 
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Allah hu Akbar
 
                                        [-paraphrased from a talk by a Sai brother]
 
 

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Shemah Israel…    (Hear O Israel, the LORD our G-D, is One)

Allah Tumaho Ishwara Tumaho… (For me You are Allah, You are Siva...)

"The object above was produced for Athi Rudra Maha Yagna, a ritual honouring Siva in all his aspects, male and female, at  Prashanthi Nilayam
Elders well-versed in Vedas contracted a craftsman in Jaipur who was known to craft raw marble into quality icons. In due course one of the youthful organizers from Karnataka was allotted the duty of bringing the Lingam for this powerful yantra from Jaipur to the ashram in Andhra Pradesh.
On reaching the craftsman’s workplace in Jaipur, the young man found it to be maintained by a young Muslim man of his own age, and too learned that the majority of employees were also followers of Islam. The person in-charge then kindly asked the Hindu youth to come and view the work in progress, as it would be finished very soon.
The Hindu youth was very pleased at how carefully the Muslim craftsman had chosen a fine marble without any cracks or bubbles, and all clearly were treating the task with great care and respect.
The strange thing was that at that very moment, all other work in the factory stopped, and very quietly all the Muslim employees gathered around the workplace where the marble Lingam was being finished, and they then started praying in Arabic, even as the artist worked on to complete his task with the marble. Their chanting kept up during the entire remaining four hours in completion of the making of the Lingam.
 
When presented with that lingam nicely wrapped in fine silk cloth, the Sai Youth was informed how group Namaaz is a routine practice whenever a lingam was being made in this factory. The Muslim workers do this, said the manager,  to show community and a feeling of unity in diversity, with faith in the One God.  The manager said, “All Muslim workers in this place gather to offer their prayers to the All-Merciful, The Almighty, so that the holy task for our Hindu brothers is undertaken with an attitude of devotion.’”
 
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                                        [-paraphrased from a talk by a Sai brother]
 
 
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Thus half I heard

It has been said, “There are no initiation ceremonies or baptisms in Hinduism, so as long as you are a practitioner and continue to educate yourself in the Vedas and scriptures and attend mandir, you are Hindu!”

In the heart, yes, sans any ceremony or baptism one may assert one embodies any faith one wishes. 

                          Merrily,

                                     merrily

I say

                                                 unto

                                                         you

                                                                rejoice, for the kindom is at hand . 


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God Siva is a one being, yet we understand Him in three perfections: Absolute Reality, Pure Consciousness and Primal Soul. As Absolute Reality, Siva is unmanifest, unchanging and transcendent, the Self God, timeless, formless and spaceless. As Pure Consciousness, Siva is the manifest primal substance, pure love and light flowing through all form, existing everywhere in time and space as infinite intelligence and power. As Primal Soul, Siva is the five-fold manifestation: Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver; Rudra, the destroyer; Maheshvara, the veiling Lord, and Sadashiva, the revealer. He is our personal Lord, source of all three worlds. Our divine Father-Mother protects, nurtures and guides us, veiling Truth as we evolve, revealing it when we are mature enough to receive God’s bountiful grace. God Siva is all and in all, great beyond our conception, a sacred mystery that can be known in direct communion. Yea, when Siva is known, all is known. The Vedas state: “That part of Him which is characterized by tamas is called Rudra. That part of Him which belongs to rajas is Brahma. That part of Him which belongs to sattva is Vishnu.” Aum Namah Sivaya.

aumnipresence:

God Siva is a one being, yet we understand Him in three perfections: Absolute Reality, Pure Consciousness and Primal Soul. As Absolute Reality, Siva is unmanifest, unchanging and transcendent, the Self God, timeless, formless and spaceless. As Pure Consciousness, Siva is the manifest primal substance, pure love and light flowing through all form, existing everywhere in time and space as infinite intelligence and power. As Primal Soul, Siva is the five-fold manifestation: Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver; Rudra, the destroyer; Maheshvara, the veiling Lord, and Sadashiva, the revealer. He is our personal Lord, source of all three worlds. Our divine Father-Mother protects, nurtures and guides us, veiling Truth as we evolve, revealing it when we are mature enough to receive God’s bountiful grace. God Siva is all and in all, great beyond our conception, a sacred mystery that can be known in direct communion. Yea, when Siva is known, all is known. The Vedas state: “That part of Him which is characterized by tamas is called Rudra. That part of Him which belongs to rajas is Brahma. That part of Him which belongs to sattva is Vishnu.” Aum Namah Sivaya.

(Source: thehindublog)

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