In India, in the Fall of every year, usually October, much of the month is devoted to the worship of the Divine Feminine, Mahashakti, the Divine Creative Power. This worship is simply called Durga Puja, the Worship of the Goddess Durga, Mahamaya.
One of the most popular blog posts on OCOY.org is “Yogis Who Saw Jesus” with nearly 40,000 views. So we have made a 6:32 minute YouTube video of this post to share with a wider audience.
The current Shankaracharya of Puri, Jagadguru Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, recently created a stir among Christians in India who are ignorant of Jesus having lived in India, by publicly stating that “Jesus Christ was not only a Hindu but lived in India over 10 years.”
It is foolish to expect Hindus to forget seven hundred years of cruel oppression under Moslem rulership which included both bribing and forcing Hindus to convert. Nor need Hindus forget three hundred years of cruel Christian oppression in which people were bribed and coerced into converting.
It is understandable that cows are sometimes honored with the waving of lights, the placing of tilak, etc. The same thing has been done there for thousands of years to human beings of great merit. The worship of Gomata is the worship of God through the representative of his bountiful gift to us in the cow.
Swami Sivananda’s joyful sense of humor are evident in this podcast. This includes the following incidents:
• Sivananda’s riddle and the over-serious student.
• The story of the rare color film photos of Swamiji.
• Sivananda’s omniscience regarding what was going on in Sivanandashram.
• And more!