On Wikipedia, the “Man In The Moon” article contains the following information:
“The ‘Man in the Moon’ is a mythical figure resembling a human face, perceived in the full Moon in some cultures. The figure is composed of large dark areas (the lunar maria, or seas) on the Moon’s surface. The figure’s eyes are the Mare Imbrium and Mare Serenitatis, its nose is the Sinus Aestuum, and its open mouth is the Mare Nubium and Mare Cognitum.The conventionalized image of the Man in the Moon, unlike the vague natural appearance, bears just a very simple, wide-grinning face.The Man in the Moon is an example of pareidolia. Other cultures perceive the silhouette of a woman, a hare, a frog, moose, or a buffalo in the full moon.
The Nepalese have a tradition that the dead go to the Moon.
In Japan and Korea, popular culture sees a rabbit making mochi and Tteok, respectively, in the moon.
Shia Muslims believe that name of Maulana Ali Ibne-Abi Talib (Muhammad’s son in law) is written on the moon. This interpretation has roots in several sayings (hadith) by Muhammad where he compares Ali with the Moon and himself to Sun. The notion is that Ali’s teaching is the light that shall guide the muslims after Muhammad has departed. There are also other esoteric interpretation of this analogy in islamic philosophy.” (Ref)
The following pictures contain outlines to supposed figures on the Moon along with the infamous Man On The Moon figure:
As one can see, these moon figures are rather vague and are very difficult to perceive without the outlines. However, as Robert Priddy (an ex-devotee) pointed out, there is a very strange and distinct outline on the Moon that is easily perceivable in relation to Sathya Sai Baba. Robert Priddy made several comments about Sathya Sai Baba and the “Man In The Moon” on his Anti-Sai blog and even published the following image:
When looking at the full Moon, one can clearly see an outline of a face within another outline of afro-like hair. When Sathya Sai Baba’s face (minus his hair) is put into the Moon’s empty face-outline, one can easily perceive how the Moon’s afro-like hair outline completes his look. See the following images for examples:
Although I am unsure how many people will support Robert Priddy’s comparison between Sathya Sai Baba and the “Man In The Moon”, I find it strange that he sees his former guru in the Moon, obsesses about his former guru on almost a daily basis and can’t seem to move beyond his anger and bitterness in relation to his former guru. It most certainly appears that Robert Priddy (while constantly howling at the Moon about Sathya Sai Baba) has gone mad. Needless to say, when Robert Priddy was a Sai Devotee, he saw Sathya Sai Baba In The Clouds and In His Green Stone Ring. Who knows where Robert Priddy will next see Sathya Sai Baba and what laughs he will bring us when he does?
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