Thursday, October 12, 2006

Duhvi Deadweight

File under: The Siddhi of PR

A reader recently turned us on to Mirabai Devi, yet another entry into the increasingly crowded field of devidom. And like all the rest of them, she's got an inflated sense of her own importance as a vehicle for the transmission of something that is supposed to be divine:
When you come up for darshan, it is not Mirabai the personality you are interacting with but rather the Divine Mother which comes through her while in samadhi (a merged state of union with the divine). Please prepare yourself before coming up by sitting in silence. Come to darshan with an attitude of a surrendered mind and ego, and a heart that is devoted to God and the Light. Allow yourself to offer all of your problems, burdens, and questions to Mirabai. Try to make yourself empty and witness everything that arises for you in the darshan. You may also bring a photo, mala (prayer beads), shawl or jewelry (washed in water) to darshan to be blessed by Mirabai.
Light, smight. Ask Benny Hinn what's going on. He and his bank account know all too well.

There's another occlusion-spewing nonsense factory up and running. Mirabai's "Light" may as well be carbon monoxide for all the good it does for her devotees' own self-understanding. So step right up and suck in the ignorance.

8 Comments:

At 10/13/2006 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jody, what we need is a 'Miss Devi World' competition. A divinity pageant. Except the prize is awarded not yearly, but weekly. To cover the turnaround, and to give them all a chance of bing the center of it all.

I'm nominating Ammachi first, and Mother Meera second, for this week's prize.
-David

 
At 10/13/2006 6:14 PM, Blogger CHUCK said...

Prettier than Eli Jaxson-Bore but not as pretty as Gurumayi, eh, Jody?

 
At 10/13/2006 11:35 PM, Blogger jody said...

We need to get good pictures of all the devis we can find. Then we can have a round robin poll until we come up with the hottest devi. We can call it the Hottest Devi Contest.

 
At 10/25/2006 12:12 PM, Blogger H.H. Swami Saiexposedananda said...

She's pretty hot..

 
At 4/01/2009 5:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mirabai charges $500 per hour!for private sessions, and other high fees to seekers of a free God! How can she call her foundation non profit!

 
At 9/02/2011 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

I am from South Africa and have searched on the internet to find Mirabai Devi's real name, but i dont see it anywhere. If anyone knows her real name can you please post it.

 
At 7/08/2012 11:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

Mirabai Devi's real name is Jane Blecher.
Her name was on the book she wrote Samadhi,
the first edition.

 
At 10/22/2013 8:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The high charge for some (not all) private sessions is true, however, the money goes from those who can afford to pay it, directly to the foundation to support and subsidize the many free darshans, and the three orphanages that she sponsors. She stays with followers when she travels, not in hotels, and flies coach like everyone else. You may or may not connect with what she's doing but the money issue is a red herring.

 

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