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    His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji


    An Indian guru declared dead has been in a deep freezer in his ashram for nearly six weeks with followers confident he will return to life to lead them, his spokesman said.

    Devotees placed Ashutosh Maharaj, whom authorities declared clinically dead on Jan. 29, in the freezer and have been watching over his body in the sprawling ashram in a small town in northern Punjab state.

    Maharaj, reportedly in his 70s, is one of India's many gurus or god-men who headed the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (Divine Light Awakening Mission) and claims to have millions of followers around the world.

    Mission spokesman Swami Vishalanand insisted their leader was not dead but was in fact in a state of samadhi, the highest level of meditation, and was therefore still conscious.

    Vishalanand told AFP that followers were now waiting for him to end his meditation. Until then, the ashram in Nurmahal town would stay open with followers performing their own mediations and spiritual sessions.

    "Mahara-ji (a Hindi term of respect) is still sending messages through followers in their meditative stage to protect his body till he returns," he said earlier this week.

    The decision to place him in the freezer was challenged in court by a man claiming to be his former driver, who alleged several followers were not releasing the body as they were seeking a share of the guru's properties, local media reports said.

    But the court rejected the man's petition after receiving information from authorities confirming his death, reportedly from a heart attack, said Reeta Kohli, additional advocate general of Punjab state.

    "The court rejected his pleas after the Punjab government said that the man is clinically dead and that it is up to his followers to decide what they want to do with the body," Kohli told AFP.

    Senior district police officer Gurinder Singh Dhillon said police "cannot interfere" now that the court has made its ruling.

    Maharaj's website, which says the mission was founded in 1983 and has spiritual centres around the world, has thanked its followers for standing by the mission while the guru undertakes his meditation.

    Vishalanand said scores of spiritual leaders throughout history have traveled to the Himalayas for months of samadhi in freezing temperatures, before returning to life.

    Another spokesman, who heads a nearby village where many of Maharaj's followers are living, has told local media that they will simply wait.

    "When we close our eyes, we can talk to the Maharaj, who has assured us he will come back," Lakhwinder Singh told the Indian Express newspaper.


    Source: http://news.discovery.com/human/life...ion-140313.htm


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    Very, very interesting

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    Default Re: Dead Indian Guru Put in Freezer for 'Deep Meditation'

    Better grab a Snickers...

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    Default Re: Dead Indian Guru Put in Freezer for 'Deep Meditation'

    One way for a large Ashram with little income, to save on Funeral expenses. chuckle chuckle.

    Heis just sleeping.
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    Not wishing to take away from any Yogis abilities, which can be totally mind blowing but!!!!!
    I suspect that in genuine full enlightenment these abilities are pointless.
    Enlightened sages tend to advise avoid temptation of such gifts---the get you locked into spiritual ego.
    I can do things others cant"---is actually divisive/superior.

    There is a book "When you can walk on water take the boat" which is very good.
    In essence the student was remonstrated on wasting years learning to walk on water when he still did not know that he was "The Ultimate"

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    What kind of guru was he if his "followers" actually think he is going to come back to life "to lead them". What the heck was he teaching them?

    I believe this story will have an overall negative effect towards spirituality for those who do not understand spirituality -- this is unfortunate.

    However, in my opinion, the problem is mostly the "followers" and not the "leaders" -- I mean, just look at the west, we all blame all our problems on the people that lead us, but then we sit back and keep selecting from those who want to lead us, from the limited selection we are given. How about we question our "following" rather than their "leading"? It is easy to see a story as this and say -- foolish! Yet we are all the fools because we all do the same thing, just in different ways ...

    Rambling thought ... you may continue
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    Default Re: Dead Indian Guru Put in Freezer for 'Deep Meditation'

    My very old friend is the follower. He pushed me many times to connect there.


    You have to attend few gatherings, where they preach things. Then after that you are eligible to get light shower.


    In this they take you to one dark room and he puts hand on your head. Then you start seeing light. My friend saw something line crystal and a pure bright light that he say was like bliss. It was only once. then you just remember it while meditating and relive the experience and connect with god he says.

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