I guess these remarks were prompted by my seeing Mother Meera in Stamford, Conn this past Tuesday and Wednesday. I've seen her several times before (and once posted one of her visits here in North America in the "Events" section of this website.)
All I can say: she is the "real thing." The energy in her presence is quite phenomenal, and the Light she imparts by her gaze has to be experienced to be believed. Others who were present confirmed having the same experience as myself.
But, as she herself says: she is just one of many similar beings now alive and working to bring humanity to a "Golden Age". This, of course, will be very difficult (if not impossible) for many people to accept. But I've now met a number of these "beings", and I've heard them speak what I can only take as Divine Wisdom & Truth. I have seen a number of them perform bona fide miracles (necklaces falling from open palms, etc.), and have been, in just about every case, overwhelmed by the "Grace" of merely being in their presence. The Grace I'm speaking of is an actual palpable, objective experience, not an abstract concept.
Some of the others for whom I can personally vouch (whatever that may be worth to you) are (other than Sathya Sai Baba, whom I've already gone into detail about in other posts) :
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There are quite a few others whom I have no experience with, so I am not in a position to draw any conclusions. But I have no reason to believe that these few are anything other than the real McCoy.
Some may wonder why all of these individuals seem to be from India. All I can say is to quote the great 20th Century historian, Arnold Toynbee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_J._Toynbee
), who said (in an introduction to a book on Ramakrishna http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramakrishna
), that "in the 21st century, India will conquer her conquerors." (He of course meant "philosophically")
So, this might be it, folks.
From a slightly different perspective: the above mentioned Karunamayi, who was born, raised and currently residing there, and who claims to be the incarnation of the Goddess Saraswati (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goddess_Saraswati
) recently said, with a smile:
"I'm not from India..."