experience of a reader with Om Namah Shivay
story was sent to me by one Mr Dieter Schmitt Eiden. It's really
inspiring and thought provoking. Enjoy it !
“I was joining a job with a Danish tour operator in Sri Lanka in 1980.
Usually my coach with 48 guests onboard went during a 7- days roundtrip
around the beautiful island.
One day while we were joining one of those trips we stepped into a small
temple that wasn’t in our program.
I liked the place personally very much because it was too small to visit
it with a large amount of tourists and I had seen before that the place
was a very religious spot for the natives living around there. I could
not even find out if the place is Buddhism or Hindu.
I asked my clients just have a look into the small room there but not to
disturb the calm and peaceful atmosphere of praying people.
In front of a Buddha’s image there were a large collection of donations
to see like a little radio, plastic flowers, small figures, vases,
boxes, glasses and pots, even one with fresh smelling rice next to
candles and incense.
I observed chicken and ducks picking on the floor but they did not harm
There was only that special feeling in me that made me come back to this
temple whenever I was near.
Three men were lying there on the ground in front of the Buddha praying
with their deep voices: Om namah shivay, again and again this song
and it seamed they did not breath. I didn’t really understand but the
bass sounds went into my brains forever.”
21 years later far away from Asia I got a book about Babaji of
Haidakhan, India who was convinced that all religions are one. I got
impressed about his explanations of the om namah shivay- praying and its
powerful meaning. Babaji also mentioned the scene I was honoured to see
just a few steps far in front of mine. And after reading his book I got
the courage to talk about it and today I can write it down here.
“One of the three praying men, the one in the middle, became up to his
feet, he was pale and had problems to breath. Immediately those two men
on both sides got aware of the sickness of the first and they tried to
help him standing upright. Then happened something so unbelievable that
I couldn’t talk about for years because I didn’t understand. The pale
man was watching straight to the wall with the Buddha’s image while
smoke got up out of his scalp and the smell of burned meat spread in the
air. A perfect flame was seeing over his head and then he broke down to
the floor, the other men let him slide down to rest. I only realised
that a large 3 with a little tail had been burned into his scalp.
It was simply too much to believe what I saw.
We were asked to go out of the temple and it made me more comfortable to
walk out there. I could not explain to my clients what they had seen
++ Babaji gave me the response years later when he described the
possible delighting of a human being after praying the om namah shivay
for many times.
God brand marked the God-sign ‘om’ into the scalp of that man and I had
no doubts that this really had happened there.
Just for your information,
Dieter Schmitt Eiden
DSE CASA DIEGO
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