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•      by V.S.Gopalakrishnan Though holder of a Master’s degree in Physics -my Ph.D. was in Commerce- and I was very science-minded, I always had a
Message 1 of 3 , Sep 16, 2008

by V.S.Gopalakrishnan
Though holder of a Master’s degree in Physics -my Ph.D. was in Commerce- and I was very science-minded, I always had a curiosity about the supernatural. Someone told me about the mystery of the levitating stones in a dargah close to Pune,….

The bigger stone is perhaps 18 inches in diameter and is said to weigh roughly 140 lbs. The smaller stone is perhaps around 14 inches in diameter and is said to weigh about 100 lbs. ( It’s so sad that these simple physical properties have not been recorded and kept ). No single person can lift any of the stones from the ground with all the ten fingers, heavy indeed as they are.

How do the stones ‘levitate’? The word ‘levitate’ is perhaps a misnomer because they do not go up from the ground by themselves. Then, what is the miracle about the stones? My younger son of about 10 years and I were keen participants in the mystery-act. Any eleven males (including boys) could stand around the big stone lying on the ground. Each person has to simply bend down and ‘gently’ touch the stone with just one index finger. The touching has to be in the bottom half, not the top portion of the stone. After the eleven people thus touch the stone, all of them have to utter, in unison and loudly, the expression, “Kamarali Darvesh”. My experience was incredible. The stone rises up to eight feet before falling to the ground. While the stone was rising, your index finger feels very light and there is no pressure on it. It was as if some spiritual force through the eleven of us was guiding the stone to rise up. Why does it fall after going up eight feet or so? It is because our finger can no longer touch it above that height. This miracle, it is said, does not work with women, as the Kamarali baba was a bachelor.

(Photo credit: The Sunday Tribune, 23 Sept. 2001, photo appearing in the article by Shona Adhikari)

### When a Medium goes into trance, they can only do it in a group of people. The combined energy is needed.

 When I arrived there, the atmosphere was very relaxed, and the locals were happy to oblige with a levitation demonstration, they did this about three times in an hour.

• Munir sahib I will be the last person to ask you to censore anyone s mail, but come on :) Thanks PS: In Manto s Siah Hashiay ( سیاہ حاشیے ) , there
Message 2 of 3 , Sep 16, 2008
Munir sahib

I will be the last person to ask you to censore anyone's mail, but come on :)

Thanks

PS: In Manto's "Siah Hashiay" ( سیاہ حاشیے )  , there is one short story on how an thief with a bag of sugar, falls by mistake and dies in a well. The next day, ppl drank the water and found it very sweet. They then found the dead body, and immiatelyt declared him a 'baba'.

To: mir972f@...
From: dilsesoofi@...
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:54:15 -0700
Subject: [Writers Forum] It is happening these days

by V.S.Gopalakrishnan
Though holder of a Master’s degree in Physics -my Ph.D. was in Commerce- and I was very science-minded, I always had a curiosity about the supernatural. Someone told me about the mystery of the levitating stones in a dargah close to Pune,….

The bigger stone is perhaps 18 inches in diameter and is said to weigh roughly 140 lbs. The smaller stone is perhaps around 14 inches in diameter and is said to weigh about 100 lbs. ( It’s so sad that these simple physical properties have not been recorded and kept ). No single person can lift any of the stones from the ground with all the ten fingers, heavy indeed as they are.

How do the stones ‘levitate’? The word ‘levitate’ is perhaps a misnomer because they do not go up from the ground by themselves. Then, what is the miracle about the stones? My younger son of about 10 years and I were keen participants in the mystery-act. Any eleven males (including boys) could stand around the big stone lying on the ground. Each person has to simply bend down and ‘gently’ touch the stone with just one index finger. The touching has to be in the bottom half, not the top portion of the stone. After the eleven people thus touch the stone, all of them have to utter, in unison and loudly, the expression, “Kamarali Darvesh”. My experience was incredible. The stone rises up to eight feet before falling to the ground. While the stone was rising, your index finger feels very light and there is no pressure on it. It was as if some spiritual force through the eleven of us was guiding the stone to rise up. Why does it fall after going up eight feet or so? It is because our finger can no longer touch it above that height. This miracle, it is said, does not work with women, as the Kamarali baba was a bachelor.

(Photo credit: The Sunday Tribune, 23 Sept. 2001, photo appearing in the article by Shona Adhikari)

### When a Medium goes into trance, they can only do it in a group of people. The combined energy is needed.

 When I arrived there, the atmosphere was very relaxed, and the locals were happy to oblige with a levitation demonstration, they did this about three times in an hour.

• I also read and saw pictures recently that a huge minaret, weighing hundreds of pounds, similarly levitated in a mosque being built in Indonesia and flew in
Message 3 of 3 , Sep 16, 2008
I also read and saw pictures recently that a huge minaret, weighing hundreds of pounds, similarly "levitated" in a mosque being built in Indonesia and flew in the air to be placed exactly on the top of columns where it was supposed to go. Needless to say the villagers, although having built the mosque and the lavish minaret, forgot the crane that was needed for the job.

Look, such acts are certainly possible, and some Sufis are on record of having accomplished a lot by meditation. But Muslims of today need to come out of the La La land and this mind set that something from the sky is going to fall down on them to fix all of their problems.

They must aspire to lead normal lives with the earthly resources that our Creator has bestowed on us, including with modern education to make a real difference in their own lives and their families when such trivial happenings wouldn't make a dime of difference.

Jalal

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From: syed abedin <dilsesoofi@...>
Subject: [Writers Forum] It is happening these days
To: mir972f@...
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008, 8:54 PM

by V.S.Gopalakrishnan
Though holder of a Master’s degree in Physics -my Ph.D. was in Commerce- and I was very science-minded, I always had a curiosity about the supernatural. Someone told me about the mystery of the levitating stones in a dargah close to Pune,….

The bigger stone is perhaps 18 inches in diameter and is said to weigh roughly 140 lbs. The smaller stone is perhaps around 14 inches in diameter and is said to weigh about 100 lbs. ( It’s so sad that these simple physical properties have not been recorded and kept ). No single person can lift any of the stones from the ground with all the ten fingers, heavy indeed as they are.

How do the stones ‘levitate’? The word ‘levitate’ is perhaps a misnomer because they do not go up from the ground by themselves. Then, what is the miracle about the stones? My younger son of about 10 years and I were keen participants in the mystery-act. Any eleven males (including boys) could stand around the big stone lying on the ground. Each person has to simply bend down and ‘gently’ touch the stone with just one index finger. The touching has to be in the bottom half, not the top portion of the stone. After the eleven people thus touch the stone, all of them have to utter, in unison and loudly, the expression, “Kamarali Darvesh”. My experience was incredible. The stone rises up to eight feet before falling to the ground. While the stone was rising, your index finger feels very light and there is no pressure on it. It was as if some spiritual force through the eleven of us was guiding the stone to rise up. Why does it fall after going up eight feet or so? It is because our finger can no longer touch it above that height. This miracle, it is said, does not work with women, as the Kamarali baba was a bachelor.

(Photo credit: The Sunday Tribune, 23 Sept. 2001, photo appearing in the article by Shona Adhikari)

### When a Medium goes into trance, they can only do it in a group of people. The combined energy is needed.

 When I arrived there, the atmosphere was very relaxed, and the locals were happy to oblige with a levitation demonstration, they did this about three times in an hour.

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