Listening to the breath-taking miracles demonstrated timely by archamurthis, when narrated by the sthalagnas , the pilgrims normally depart
uttering, "Lead O Kindly Light, lead us to thy lotus feet for eternal bliss", but I make a
beginning from the point of such ending. Although I share along with the visiting
bhaktas that devotional fervour, I used to go a little further in the spirit of a
researcher to gather much about the origin, modus operandi of the Bhagawan's
sports and reaction of the beneficiaries to the miracles, instrumental for the
mounting glory of the Bhagavannilayas. When delved deeper, I understood that
idoltry the visible manifestation of deism is the chief cause of peoples' inexhaustible
and irrepressible craze for worship in an infinite number of ways. And lo! it is on the
increase even in this mod age, when man is trying his best to settle down on planets
and lifting curtain on the hitherto deemed eternal and insoluble riddles of universe,
particularly making the hardcore test-tube scientists bend their heads to the
Highest Power, whose infinitude can neither be gauged, nor defined in any diction.
Their frank confession elevated them to a higher level among intellectuals.
belief in the existence of super human highest power, needless to add justified the
ignoramuses pinning their faith on the concrete images of dieties, who rain boons
and hurl them to the shore from the mid-sea on hearing their heart rending tear
stained prayers for succour with vows depending upon the psychology of the adored.
Safe landing hastens them to redeem the debt--vows taken during the crises
sapping their life. Would not scepticism dissolve itself and gets solidified into
theism seeing such phenomenon?