Spreading Divine Vibrations

Spreading Divine Vibrations

Sathya Sai Baba Yajna

Sathya Sai Baba Yajna


SACRED chants of Vedic Mantras along with offer of oblations in the sacred fire filled the air with spiritual vibrations when ceremonies were held to perform Yajnas for three days from 16th May to 18th May 2005 for the welfare of the world at Brindavan (Whitefield), Bangalore in the Divine Presence of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

The venue of these ceremonies was Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall which was beautifully decorated with flowers, plantain and mango leaves. While four Yajna Kundas were set up on, the dais, one was set up below the dais in the Hall for the performance of these ceremonies. An altar was also set up on the dais where Kalashas (sacred vessels) were placed for worship by the priests. All the Yajnas were conducted by the priests from the Kollur Mookambika temple, Udipi and Shirdi Sai Temple, Bangalore.

On the first day, i.e., 16th May 2005, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba came to Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall at 7.20 a.m. in a majestic procession comprising the Veda chanting group of students and the priests who carried the Poornakumbham led by Nadaswaram musicians. The entire Hall reverberated with sacred chants from the Vedas as the priests started making preparations for the conduct of Dhanvantari Homa that was scheduled for this morning. Before commencing the Yajna, the priests performed Ganesh Puja, Kalasha Puja and offered other traditional prayers. At 8.00 a.m., Bhagavan blessed the sacred fire which was placed in the Yajna Kunda by the priests amidst sacred chants. When the priests started the performance of the Yajna, Bhagavan sat in His chair near the Yajna Kunda and blessed the performance of the Yajna. The environment was surcharged with sacred vibrations as a group of priests seated near the Yajna Kunda engaged themselves in the performance of the Yajna and another group of priests seated on the dais chanted Vedic Mantras. Besides, the students of the Institute sang Bhajans and recited Mantras. Amidst sacred chants and Nadaswaram music, Poornahuti blessed by Bhagavan Baba was offered in the Yajna Kunda by the priests at 9.45 a.m. After this, the priests offered Arati to Bhagavan and received blessings from Him. Durga Suktam, Mantra Pushpam and other sacred chants continued till 11.00 a.m. when the ceremonies came to a happy conclusion. Prasadam was distributed to all in the end. Chanting of Vedic Mantras by the priests and students continued in the afternoon also. After the Vedic chants, there were Bhajans led by the students of the Institute. The programme in the afternoon concluded with offer of Arati to Bhagavan at 6.00 p.m. Prasadam was distributed to all in the afternoon also.

Sathya Sai Puja

Sathya Sai Puja


On the morning of 17th May 2005, Puja was started by the priests at 7.00 a.m. with the chanting of Vedic Mantras. Beautiful decorations were done on the dais with flowers of different colours. The altar where Kalashas were placed was also aesthetically decorated with fresh flowers. Three Yajna Kundas which had already been made on the left side of the dais were also decorated and sanctified by chanting of Mantras by the priests. Bhagavan Sai Baba came to the Hall at 7.45 a.m. and blessed the Ritwiks and the sacred Yajna fire. After receiving blessings from Bhagavan, fire was lit in all the three Yajna Kundas and groups of priests sat around each Yajna Kunda to perform Rudra Homa, Mrityunjaya Homa and Durga Homa simultaneously. While the priests offered oblations into the Yajna Kundas with chanting of Mantras, the Institute students recited Vedic chants and a group of ladies devotees chanted Lalita Sahasranama. The Yajnas continued up to 10.00 a.m. sanctifying the environment and filling the air with sacred vibrations of Divine Name. At the conclusion of the Yajnas, the priests offered Arati to Bhagavan and received blessings from Him. Bhagavan also distributed clothes to them. The morning programme came to a close with Arati to Bhagavan at 10.30 a.m. and distribution of Prasadam to all. Sudarshan Homa was performed on the afternoon of 17th May 2005. Before the start of the Yajna, there were Bhajans led by the Institute students from 4.00 to 4.30 p.m. Bhagavan came to Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall at 4.30 p.m. and blessed the priests to start the Yajna. Bhagavan Satya Sai Baba also blessed the sacred fire which was placed in the Yajna Kunda by the priests. Thereafter, the priests started Vedic chants appropriate for the performance of Sudarshan Homa and offered oblations into the Yajna Kunda. The students also continued to recite Vedic Mantras. At the conclusion of this sacred Yajna, Poornahuti blessed by Bhagavan was put into the Yajna fire at 8.30 p.m. amidst chanting of Mantras, sounding of the bell and sacred notes of Nadaswaram music. The programme concluded at 9.00 p.m. with offer of Mangalarati to Bhagavan.
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Baba

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Baba


The Yajna ceremonies started on the morning of 16th May 2005 concluded with the performance of Shatachandi Homa on the morning of 18th May 2005. A Yajna Kunda for this Yajna was specially constructed in Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall in front of the dais. Puja was started by the priests at 6.45 a.m. with prayer to Lord Ganesh. Sacred Yajna fire was lit amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras and auspicious Nadaswaram music at 7.15 a.m. With the blessings of Bhagavan, the priests started the performance of the Yajna by putting oblations into the sacred fire with the chanting of Durga Saptashati, Durga Suktam, Sri Suktam, Gayatri Mantra, Sai Gayatri, etc. Institute students and ladies devotees also joined the chanting of sacred Mantras. The Yajna continued in this way for nearly three hours. At 10.25 Poornahuti material blessed by Bhagavan was put into the Yajna fire amidst chanting of Vedic Mantras, Nadaswaram music and ringing of the Mandir bell. Chanting of Mantras continued for some time after this. At 10.50 a.m. Mangalarati was offered to Bhagavan by the priests. Bhagavan showered His blessings on them and distributed clothes to them. After the performance of the Yajna, renowned singers Smt. Parveen Sultana and her husband Ustad Dilshad Khan sang Bhajans in praise of Devi and Bhagavan Baba. The programme concluded with offer of Arati to Bhagavan Baba at 11.20 a.m. Prasadam was distributed to all in the end.

Conny Larsson – Sai Baba Critic Turned Psychic Trance Medium – An Overview

Conny Larsson – Sai Baba Critic Turned Psychic Trance Medium – An Overview
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Sathya Sai Baba, Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy And Conny Larsson

Sathya Sai Baba, Barry Pittard, Robert Priddy And Conny Larsson

In an amusing turn of events, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy (two of the main spokespersons for the Anti-Sai Movement) are widely soliciting Conny Larsson (an ex-devotee of the Indian Guru Sathya Sai Baba) on their Anti-Sai WordPress Blogs.

On their Anti-Sai WordPress Blogs, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy (who often side with Indian rationalists, skeptics and atheists like Premanand, Edamaruku, Narasimhaiah, etc.) made numerous condescending slurs and defamations against gurus, India, Indians and Hinduism. Despite Pittard and Priddy’s alleged rationalism and skepticism, they are now citing Conny Larsson as a highly credible and noteworthy voice against Sathya Sai Baba and Sai Devotees.

Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy consistently ignore and refuse to discuss Conny Larsson’s cult-like development into a New Age psychic trance medium and prophet.

As a matter of fact, Conny Larsson is alleged to be:

  1. An internationally renown psychic trance medium for the spirit of Vyasa (Refs: 0102).
  2. An internationally renown psychic who can contact dead people, see dead people and hear dead people’s voices in his head (Refs: 010203).
  3. An internationally renown psychic trance healer (Refs: 010203).
  4. And pet psychic who can contact the spirits of deceased pets (Ref).
  5. A yoga instructor (an internet claim).
  6. A person who conducts (and charges for) private trance healing sessions in which a Spirit Guide helps him to diagnose problems with his clients (Ref).
  7. A meditation master (Ref).
  8. A person who teaches others (and charges for) a nine-step meditation program in which students advance from lower steps to higher ones using the TM (Transcendental Meditation) technique that he learned from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Ref).
  9. A Vedic mantra acharya (Refs: 0102).
  10. A person who charges people money to diagnose their illnesses and diseases by using a crystal pendulum (Ref).
  11. A person who teaches people how to use crystal pendulums (Ref).
  12. A person who charges people money to unblock their chakras (Ref).
  13. A person who teaches people how to “diagnose” blockages in auras (Ref).
  14. A person who claims that body piercing affect acupuncture and meridian points and are harmful on the “cellular level” (Ref).
  15. A post-Sai Baba disciple of Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati (Ref).
  16. A person who claims to have 10,000 devotees / students (Ref).
  17. A person who conducts trance healing “seances” (Ref).
  18. A person who is on the Swedish board for Neal Donald Walsh’s “Humanity Team”. Neal Donald Walsh has written and published many books with his alleged and inspired “conversations with God” (Ref).
  19. A former professional actor in Sweden popularly remembered as the clown “Beppo” (wouldn’t those acting skills come in handy for a convincing portrayal of oneself as a psychic medium?).
  20. A psychotherapist (presenting himself as an authority figure who understands human emotions and thought-processes and thereby may influence and manipulate others into believing his psychic claims).
  21. A person who warns his audience against “charlatans” who charge large sums of money although he typically grosses US $1,400 in admission fees only and charges US $72 (per person) for individual psychic readings and US $58 (per person) for weekend meditation sessions (Ref).
  22. A person who adamantly refuses to submit himself to scientific observation or testing for confirmation of his alleged psychic abilities.

Conny Larsson – ‘Lunatic Fringe’ In The Anti-Sai Movement:

About the Ramayana, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy wrote:

“Nor can any intelligent person make good or relevant sense of it in the modern world – it is just a fantastic, impossible concocted story of the ‘Superman’ kind – with ‘monkey-man’ Hanuman lifting and flying aloft with a whole mountain (so Rama could pick out a herb from it!) or jumping across the sea to Sri Lanka. Come on, how can one be so backward intellectually? This may be o.k. for ignorant peasants, but the thinking world must regard it as sheer delusion!”

Did you get that Mr. Conny Larsson?

“…it is just a fantastic, impossible concocted story of the ‘Superman’ kind…”

“Come on, how can one be so backward intellectually?”

“This may be o.k. for ignorant peasants, but the thinking world must regard it as sheer delusion!”

The reason why this is so amusing is because Conny Larsson is now claiming he is a psychic medium and trance channeler for the spirit of Vyasa, an immortal guru who shares his chiranjeevin status with Hanuman and Vibhishana (from the Ramayana). Therefore, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy have bashed and trashed one of their own, Conny Larsson, as being one of those “backward intellectually” “ignorant peasants” who believes in “impossible concocted stories of the ‘Superman’ kind”!

Even worse, Conny Larsson not only believes in these “concocted” stories, he claims that the spirit of Vyasa is speaking through him in psychic trances! If the stories in the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Srimad Bagavatam are “concocted”, what does that make Conny Larsson? It makes him a con-man, a fraud and a spiritual imposter. Thank you Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy!

I just love it when Anti-Sai Activists attempt to malign Sathya Sai Baba and Sai Devotees and end up maligning themselves in the process. Needless to say, not even one Ex-Devotee has said even one word about Conny Larsson’s self-promotion as a guru, yoga instructor, chakras / kundalini instructor, meditation teacher, pet psychic, mantra acharya, psychic healer, trance channeler, medium, Vedic authority, true-believer and disciple of Shankaracharya Swami Brahmananda Saraswati. Amusingly, Robert Priddy has inadvertently dumped Conny Larsson into the same lunatic fringe category that he dumped Sai Devotees, his astrologer son (Kai Nicolai Priddy) and himself into.

If Conny Larsson is a “backward intellectually” “ignorant peasant” who believes in “impossible concocted stories of the ‘Superman’ kind” and part of the “lunatic fringe” seen in religious movements, then why should anyone give credence to his allegations against Sathya Sai Baba?

Yes, this is the type of person that Ex-Devotees typically cite against Sathya Sai Baba. Next, Barry Pittard and Robert Priddy will probably have Conny Larsson channel the spirit of Vyasa so they can obtain a “credible” and “convincing testimony” from him and use it on their Anti-Sai websites as “irrefutable proof” that even the immortal Vyasa had something negative to say about Sathya Sai Baba.

Reference

Also see:
Indian Skeptic, Rationalist And Atheist Endorses Psychic Trance Medium