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Monday 1 August 2011

Leap, Laugh, Levitate...

Would you like to fly?  No, not by aeroplane or hot air balloon, but fly like a butterfly, a bird... 

Imagine flying over irritating potholes and traffic jams!  Packed suburban trains and stations!  Away from all the stress and suffering! And the never ending shams and scams!  

But, if you ask me 'Is it possible?', I would hesitate to respond.  Because, while no mortal can ever hope to fly, I guess the spiritually endowed could. 

The phenomenon of levitation was known for centuries.  Maharshi Mahesh Yogi called it 'Yogic Flying'.  The exponent of Transcendental Meditation explained the physics behind it thus:  'By concentration through meditation, you can create an impenetrable field of energy between the ground and your body. The greater the field of energy, the higher you will rise.'

Indian sages, Siddha Yogis in particular, could levitate.  They were believed to have acquired this supernatural ability through intense yogic rituals. 

But without basic knowledge or practice of this science, some modern day godmen are trying to trick us into endorsing their comic imitation of this ancient science.  Their gullible followers keep looking in awe, and try to ape blindly.  But not one among them dares to ask the sponsor clad in saffron, to demonstrate the trick. 

Recently, I happened to see a hilarious spectacle on TV.  Scores of people at a congregation were trying to levitate.  The guru was egging them on.  However, no one, despite clumsy efforts, could defy Newton's theory of gravitation Click here to watch it (6.41 minutes). 

If, after watching this video, you are inclined to imitate, here is yet another clip Click here  (1.15 minutes).   This one will not lure you to 'take off', but will surely make you laugh your head off!
"An optimist invented the aeroplane. 
A pessimist followed it up with the parachute!"
- G B Stern


  1. rema.singh9:17 am

    Faith is after all Blind. See how those people are jumping around like monkeys, and the so called guru (Isn't it Nityananda?) watching the fun in glee!

  2. Wow! Just the thought that I could levitate excites me!! :D

  3. Anonymous8:45 am

    The second video was hilarious. Look at the anchor, her puzzled look and response. This world truly has its moments of strange actions. Thanks for a good blog post.