May 30th @5.55AM – Today, Shirdi Sai Baba appeared to me in a dream and handed something like a scroll or tablet. I could not figure out whether it was solid or paper. It had some text written on it that seemed like a combination of Egyptian hieroglyphics and Arabic text, but it was not in any pictorials, so I could not guess the characters. I looked at it for some time, as if trying to memorize it or decrypt it, but I could not.
I asked Shirdi Sai Baba to please translate this for me as I could not understand it. Then I noticed that instead of it being translated, it appeared clearer, as if in bold font. I then realized that it may not be translated, so I asked Shridi Sai Baba to please imprint this into my mind, and may it be revealed to me at the right time.
At that moment the text started to slowly fade away as if it was being transferred into my mind. Once the text cleared from the tablet/scroll I woke up and noticed that my t-shirt was wet from sweat, which always seems to happen when I experience such dreams.
I don’t have any insights to share from this dream, but it was just a very interesting experience.
There have been times when some dreams with Shirdi Sai Baba have been so beautiful and blissful, that I wish I had a camera in my mind to capture it. Click here to read some of the other dreams I’ve had of Shirdi Sai Baba and Satya Sai Baba.
Once the elevator reached our floor, my mom assisted me to get on so that I would not trip on the step. There was an elderly man already in the elevator when we entered. He felt extremely emotional when he looked at me, and asked my mom “What is wrong with this boy?”
I responded to him with a smile and said, “I have low-vision.”
I could feel the pain in his heart as he said to my mom “but he is so young.”
We just smiled and got out of the elevator, and went our own ways.
It was on that day that I realized one of my purposes in life – it’s to generate compassion within others. I always used to get offended when others would ask about my condition, or hold my hand while we walk. But today, I have realized that these individuals are not just doing me a favor, I’m also helping them by offering them an opportunity to serve.
The soul has a desire to express itself, and it can only do this through a body and the mind. This is why it chooses to incarnate on earth. It also selects the parents that will offer it the opportunity to express its desires, as well as fulfill the desires of the parents. It is a mutual understanding on a soul level.
Consider the world as a stage and all of us actors. Would you want to play the same role in every lifetime? Of course, every actor wants to attempt a variety of roles so that he can measure his potential. This is why sometimes the soul chooses a role of a hero, a villain, a comedian, or a physically/mentally disabled person. Does this mean that because you chose the role of a hero, you have more positive karma, and because you chose a role of a physically disabled person, then you have negative karma? Haven’t we noticed in so many movies that the best actor award goes to the individual who plays the role of a physically or mentally challenged person?
I invite you to consider this idea when you encounter challenges in your life. You are simply playing a certain role, and your job is to play that role in the best way that you can.
I have chosen the role of an individual with low-vision, and I am going to play this role so well that I win an award for performing in the best way that I can, with all the abilities and limitations that I chose.
In a book titled Power vs. Force by David Hawkins, he
developed a scale of consciousness, which ranges from a level of 20 to 1000
where 1000 is considered as Enlightenment and would be the level of a Buddha or
Christ. At the 1000 level, life is perceived as life being simply as “it is”,
without any judgment or expectation.
The lowest on the consciousness scale is the level of 20,
which is described as Shame. This is a feeling closes to death where a person
would prefer to be invisible than to take any action steps to move forward. At
the level of shame, life is completely miserable.
Between the lowest levels of shame towards the middle (courage),
we can pass through different stages, which raise our consciousness. These include guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger, and pride. Once a person
gains courage, he can consciously raise his vibration up the ladder towards
enlightenment through willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, and
Depending on your current level of consciousness, you may
need the energy of an outside force to raise your vibration or wisdom from
within. As you raise your vibration, you will also realize the forces,
behaviors, and entities that are lowering your vibration or energy level.
Since all of us operate at a different level of
consciousness, the techniques used to raise the vibration also vary. The
greatest technique; however, is meditation.
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May 14, 2014, 3.50am – I have been falling in and out of a dream state several times since the past few minutes. Whenever I’m back in the dream Satya Sai Baba appears to me. He does not say anything. As I come out of the dream state, I see a reflection of his head in front of me. This occurred about three times, and while it was happening, I remember thinking to myself, “I better stop meditating, because strange things are starting to happen again”. In any case, as I fell back into the dream state, I saw Satya Sai Baba sitting on my bed. He wasn’t looking at me, he seemed to be busy doing something, as if looking for an object in a box.
I tapped him on the shoulder and said “Swami”. He turned towards me and stood up. He was looking young, and extremely handsome. He was wearing an orange robe, and the wall behind him was blue. He was so pleased to see me. He shook my hand with both his hands and said “Thank you Dinesh, Thank you for being there”. As I shook his hand I remember thinking to myself, “Swami, please speak slowly, I will have to remember this to write it down”.
I believe that there was one more thing that he had said, but because that thought was running through my head I could not remember what it was. He then embraced me and said, “Spread my message”. While I was embracing him, I could see the blue wall behind him, which had a poster on it that read, “Be at your Home”. It was a white poster with black text. I then fully woke up, with my heart racing and body sweating as usual when I experience such dreams.
During the next few days, I may get more insights about the significance of this dream, which I will share on my blog Bliss with Sai. Meanwhile, I guess I need to remember Satya Sai Baba’s words “spread my message”.
UPDATE @ 7.00am - To add a little more to this – after I went back to bed, Shirdi Sai Baba appeared in my dream at around 7am, which woke me up. He was tall and wearing a peach colored robe. Honestly, I did notice him, but I was too tired to interact with him.
I later found out when I woke up that today is an auspicious day, Buddha Poornima and Full Moon.
I will share some deeper information on lucid dreaming, mindfulness, etc. in the upcoming blog post.
It is said that
through our five senses we receive approximately 2 million bits of information
per second. This is through our senses of vision, hearing, smell, taste, and
touch. The conscious mind is unable to process so much information that is
received so it filters it down to only approximately 134 bits per second.
The conscious mind filters the information by deleting, distorting, or
generalizing the information that is received. The purpose of the conscious
mind is to retain only the sensory information that we feel is important. For
example, if we are walking on the street we do not notice the smell of the
flowers; remember the benches that we have passed or whether there is a step or
a ramp on the pavement. We also rarely listen to the birds singing, or feeling
the minor temperature changes in the air. Moreover, we also have
misunderstandings with other people, because the filter of the mind distorted
the information that they had presented. Due to this we also generalize the
information since we cannot remember the specifics.
Now, imagine how
magnificent every moment would be if we could sense the environment around us
with a higher level of sensitivity. Fortunately, this is possible. We need to
raise our level of awareness and sensitivity of the sensory preceptors.
We can achieve this by
practicing on stilling the mind. When the mind is quiet, the sensory preceptors
become more receptive. For example, at the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual
University, music is played for about two minutes every hour. This is referred
to as a “traffic stop”. During the two minutes, everyone must stop what he or
she is doing and become present in the moment. This reduces the traffic of
thoughts in the mind, raises the level of awareness, as well as relaxes and
restores the body.
incorporating this simple and profound technique into our daily routine the
amount of stress is reduced. Every hour or two, if we pause for a few minutes
we will realize that the mind and body have been recharged, and then we can
continue working with more clarity.