mbbhat wrote:Already addressed at many places in the forum which shows clear misinterpretation of Murlis by PBKs or one sided arguments and double standards. Moreover this topic is of Radhe Ma or public related issues, so better not to go off topic.
Radhe Ma is accused of expressing female sexuality, and yet the icon the BKs use is a lingum, the male aspect, set in a yoni, the female aspect. It's a phallic object about union.
The lingam is a symbol of "Shiva" for the Shaivites ... but the Shiva the Shaivites are worshiping the BKs would call Shankar.
It's not 'confused', it's utterly scrambled.
The yoni (literally the "source" or "womb), is a symbol of female energy.
So tell us how on earth it can represent bindi Shiv?
At the very least, it should have been a lingum alone but how does that represent bindi Shiv?
Let us be honest,
- a) it is a stupid waste of money in a country were so many are starving to death,
b) it's only encouraging Bhakti or confusing Bhakti and Gyan in the minds of the VIPs attracted and exploiting them,
c) it's a "low level of understanding" and cheap commercialism.
I know Lekhraj Kirpalani suggested some pretty crazy service scheme like throwing leaflets out of a helicopter, but is it really according to Shrimat, and what quality of soul will it attract?
Lingodbhava ("emergence of the Linga")
Once, while the deities Vishnu and Brahma contested for superiority, Shiva appeared as a flame, and challenged them to find his source. Brahma took the form of a swan, and flew to the sky to see the top of the flame, while Vishnu became the boar Varaha, and sought its base. The scene is called Lingodbhava and is represented in the western wall at the sanctum of most Shiva temples. Neither Brahma nor Vishnu could find the source, and while Vishnu conceded his defeat, Brahma lied and said he had found the pinnacle. In punishment, Shiva ordained that Brahma would never have temples on earth in his worship.
Therefore, if the linga is a symbol of Shiva, does that also mean it's a memorial of Brahma Baba being a liar?