Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dream 27: The temple of Shiv

This dream is about two to three months old. I was standing at a three-way crossing, which mapped itself to two geographical locations. In the first location within USA, I was waiting for my friend to pick me up. I was standing with some items in hand. In the second location, I was confronted by a temple and a priest in India. I still had those items in hand and the priest refused to let me in with everything. He asked me to come inside without those things. I ended up in a debate, whether I should leave everything outside for theft or not. I finally went inside, and offered Moong Dal (lentil) to the Linga of Shiva. The Linga was in an earthen-lamp lit setting. Otherwise the room was dark.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Dream 26: Healer Baby Gopal

This dream is from January 2008. I am somewhat late in posting it.

I was troubled by a nasty upper-back pain for about two three weeks, starting from the second week of December. I did some exercises, stretching, etc. to no avail. Later, I also took a week off from work and completely relaxed. The pain didn't go away.

During those troubled times, I had a dream of Baby Gopal. It was about early morning. I was sleeping on my bed with my back towards the ceiling. In my dream, I was sleeping in an identical fashion. He was standing next to me. In the dream, Gopal was gliding his palm over my back, from my neck to my waist. The dream itself was not long. I woke up and to my surprise, the pain was gone.

Dream 25: Vivekananda and Goddess

This is a beautiful dream. Read along. I saw a beautiful, somewhat dark and somewhat lighted, temple arena. Tens of idols of Goddess, all beautifully carved, were occupying the wall area and surrounding the arena. And then I saw Swami Vivekananda dancing and begging for food. One statute converted into an old lady, with little bent back. Her hairs were silver-white, and Her eyes were clear. She had a white cloth (sari) and She served food to Swami Vivekananda. The saint was overjoyed, and so was I.

Given the looks of Goddess, I would speculate Her to be Annapūrnā or Vrddhamātā.

Dream 24: Lalita Sahasranama verses

In a short dream, I saw reading Lalitā Sahasranāma from my book. I was reading a ślokam beginning with the aksara "ka."

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dream 23: The voice of Sītā

In a dark setting, I heard the voice of Mother Sītā. I could not remember what I heard after waking up.

Dream 22: The Himalayan Trek

In this dream, I was trekking on some mountain in Himalaya, possibly on the Chinese side. I had a knee-sprain at that time, so I wondered how I will get down. For some bizarre reason, I had to assume my brother’s name while trekking. While returning, my assumed name was called from a door. I entered and I found delightful posters or images of Lord Rāma and His Leela. The images were in a well-lit wooden room and every painting was beautiful.

Dream 21: The Temple

I saw myself walking on a stoned path, raised by few hundred feet on a hill, towards a temple. The temple structure was huge. I found well decorated elephants and horses treading along a circular route inside the temple. Aspect ratio would suggest that the inner dome of the temple was few hundred meter tall.

I could not see the deity inside.