- Published on 09 February 2015
A few months ago I had a wonderful dream on Swami's Reappearance which I had shared during some of my talks.
In the dream I saw Swami has returned looking young, vibrant and beaming with great energy.
The scene was a long half-paved road that ran for miles. A multitude of people thronged either sides of the road in anticipation of having a Darshan. The fortunate ones in the few front rows were seated on the ground but the others behind were standing, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of Swami. I was seated in the front row in some random spot. Then I saw Swami emerging from a distance, walking in so fast that the volunteers had a tough time catching up with Him. In fact, the volunteers had to run in order to follow Him closely. It was a "blink and you shall miss" kind of a Darshan. He was quickly closing in on the spot where I was sitting. Suddenly I noticed that there was a big wide trench on the road just in front of where I was seated. I became very anxious and worried that Swami would fall into the trench at the speed which He was walking. There was no way anyone could jump over that. Aghast, I then realized that Swami was already near the trench. Looking at Him helplessly, I prayed "Swami please watch your step". Seeing that He was not slowing down, I decided to "offer" Him a helping hand! I extended my right hand above and towards the center of the trench hoping that Swami could probably keep one step on my hand and then leap over to the other side. However, before I could request Him to step on my outstretched hand, He came in like a whirlwind and with a big long step crossed over the wide trench as if it was nothing! Doing so He looked at me chidingly, seeming to ask "You fool! having measured this entire earth with one step (during the Vamana Avatar), you thought this tiny trench would be a big deal for Me?". He then walked off and in a flash, disappeared into the distant crowd. End of the dream.
Later on, a prominent Sai devotee well known in the Sai world, mentioned to me that when Swami returns it will be difficult for His devotees to keep pace with His new projects, initiatives, and travels. I was immediately reminded of my above dream for the obvious analogy. How He leaped over the trench with ease, is symbolic that nothing can stop Him and that no impediments are significant enough to slow Him down!