Gives the story about shiny teeth a whole new meaning..

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, t3rinity <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18779041-1702,00.html?from=rss
> http://www.sploid.com/news/2006/04/cannibal_priest.php
> 
> Cannibal priests!
> 
> Two Hindu priests were arrested in India after digging up the corpse
> of an 18-month-old boy and eating half of it.
> 
> "After lopping off its head they devoured its heart, liver and other
> soft organs, thinking the act would give them immense powers," said
> Abhay Kumar Prasad, the Jaunpur police chief.
> 
> Locals called the police after they found the head of the child 
they'd
> buried just three days before. In some parts of India they are, of
> course, notoriously fond of beheading and child sacrifice.
> 
> "We have also found the half-eaten headless corpse after 
interrogating
> these two men," Prasad said.
> 
> The priests, Brijvasi Mishra and Vishal Misra, are members of an
> ancient Hindu cult associated with cannibalism.
> 
> Unless there's more than one such cult of baby-munchers -- which 
there
> might be! -- chances are the men belong to the Aghori sect, which
> holds that eating people will make you ageless and give you special
> powers.
> 
> Filmmaker Sandeep Singh documented the lives of Aghori sadhus, or 
holy
> men, in a short film called "Feeding on the Dead."
> 
> He waited with a sadhu for ten days before an available corpse came
> floating down the Ganges river.
> 
> "The body was decomposed and bluish in color, but the sadhu was not
> afraid about falling sick," said Singh.
> 
> "He sat on the corpse, prayed to a goddess of crematoriums and 
offered
> some flesh to the goddess before eating it."
> 
> Singh did not see any evidence that the man gained any special 
powers
> after eating part of the corpse's elbow.
> 
> =========
> 
> Jody of Guruphiliac comments:
> 
> The blame for the whole brouhaha goes to the British, because before
> they took over, you could find Aghora tantrikas wandering the
> cremation grounds of India, devouring human remains and generally
> minding their own business:
> 
>     The gruesome Aghoris of India are said to have been given human
> flesh to eat at their initiations. This was generally choice pieces
> filched from the cremation ground rather than specially cooked
> morsels. Shri Ramakrishna, the Bengali Saint, is said to have
> undertaken a similar initiation but shrank from actually eating the
> human titbit. He satisfied the initiation rites by tasting it with 
the
> tongue. The Aghoris took this meat to prove to themselves and others
> that the concept of opposites "good and bad, nice and unpleasant 
(also
> mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita)" only existed in the mind. The Lord
> Shiva is also known by the name Aghora and meaning that there is
> nothing really horrible, or can be in a world supported by delusion.
> 
> http://guruphiliac.blogspot.com/2006/04/tantric-tidbits-land-
priests-in-jail.html
>







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