- Published on 06 November 2014
By Narender Thangavelu
Unlike how many people experienced, the book Sai Thy Kingdom Come has not restored my faith. Instead, it produced a faith where there was void and triggered a new perspective. Moreover, it gave a new meaning and dimension to the dreams that I have been having all along. I am listing a few of such dreams here and will later go on to explain what they mean to me. (At the end of each dream narration, I have quoted relevant Swami’s statements that I found in STKC - in italics).
Swami was in a town. I was following Him wherever He went. Surprisingly people never questioned me. Swami Himself asked, “What do you want? Why are you following me?” I felt a wave of cool, pure air around the Avatar. I was mentally explaining Him that I was only following His instructions. For a few days He ignored me. He was visiting an old devotee and I was in his residence as well. Soon I was entrusted with the task of taking food to Him and taking care of His needs. As mentioned, no one questioned why I was there. Swami also really didn’t speak to me. Then gradually His approach changed and one day we discussed some building blueprints. I was showing Him a couple of designs I had drawn in a notebook. What is interesting here is, while I am good at drawing, it wasn’t my hobby since high school (that’s around 10 years ago!). In fact, my career doesn’t require drawing skills in any manner and so the last time I seriously drew something was for an under graduate course (that was around 8 years ago!) (Kindly note: I am not hinting anything here. In fact, I believe everyone is going to be given special attention by Swami and it is only a matter of time before that happens).
“Others, too, will join me in this mission when I draw them to me. The time is approaching when all humanity will live in harmony. That time will be here sooner than one expects. Before it arrives be prepared for whatever is needed to reveal to every living thing the true purpose of existence.”
During May 2013, I was returning home with a few devotees after a disaster relief project. They started to discuss the meaning of Shivoham. Beyond a point I felt very bad that I couldn't understand what they were speaking and perhaps I will never understand what it means in this life. That night, I had a dream in which Swami gave visions from different planets and celestial bodies. It was a totally different scene as opposed to how planets are shown in the science videos. They emitted different colored rays and Swami's face could be seen on them. I could sense the meaning that the Cosmos is Shivam and Shivam is Cosmos. This understanding is Shivoham. Now I should bring to your notice that I never desired to have such a dream in my life. One might say I read about such predictions (that Swami’s face would be seen on the moon) and later they manifested as this dream. But I came to know and read Sai Thy Kingdom Come only during the month of October 2013 (in which there was a prediction about Swami giving darshan from multiple locations). After reading that, watching the interview video and reading the newsletter (which was also not released by then) of Dr. Rakesh Kumar in which he says that Swami will be seen on the moon and other bodies, I figured out Swami gave me a glimpse of the future as well.
“I will have to move across the sky; yes, that too will happen, believe Me.”
Swami visited a city where apartments were very crowded and people were trying to get a glimpse of Him however they can, ignoring safety standards and pushing each other atop buildings. It appeared to me like a place in South East Asia.
“The whole world will be transformed into Sathya Sai Organization and Sathya Sai will be installed in the hearts of one and all.”
Swami entered a jam packed indoor stadium. There was tremendous enthusiasm and Swami walked briskly to give a talk. He was not with a translator, and I felt this time He decided to talk in English. Not everyone was in white and white, clearly showing it was the general public who rushed to get His darshan.
“Do not consider Sai Baba as a mere figure five feet three inches tall. His Presence will be felt all over the world. Wait and see.”
It looked like a pilgrimage path deep inside South India. People could be seen walking, taking rest, talking to each other on their way. It was a mountainous region. All of a sudden Baba appeared on top of a hill. Then one person at the foot of the hill pointed to Him and exclaimed, “Look! That’s Sathya Sai Baba. He was dead. Now He has come alive. He must be God!” Soon a very vast crowd was formed and prostrated before Him. Now how did the crowd look like? There was no place to move for anyone; literally.
“You are going to witness the divine glory of Swami unfolding in the days to come. He will attract the whole world. There won't be place for people to stand even.”
I was in a large auditorium. I could see some familiar faces including Sai devotees. It wasn’t a Sai event and seemed like a general, social one for which people would buy tickets (perhaps a movie or music concert). I could see people from different ethnicity. While the event, whatever it was, was about to commence, I could see Swami appearing somewhere close to the front rows. It was how the flame of a candle would appear when lighted; slowly, but soon becoming bright. I was almost in the last row of the auditorium with a friend from my Sai Center. I spotted Swami and cried with ecstasy, “Swami! Swami!” and ran towards Him. As this wasn't the decorum in such a place I was scoffed at by the event management people who tried to control me. Apparently, not everyone could see Him. Ignoring the crowd control protocol, I rushed to Him and got padanamaskar. Though it was a dream I indeed felt it. Swami let me take it and I was soaking His feet with my tears. Within a few seconds, everyone was able to see Swami. There was a big buzz around and while some people of the Indian origin recognized Him as the Guru who was dead, others had no idea and started using their smartphones to google about Him. The few Sai devotees assembled there were very happy about it. Ultimately everyone started focusing on Swami. Swami took the ultimate charge and paced around while hinting He has got some very important stuff to say. The auditorium’s internal team who control the audio/visuals thought these were all a part of the hosting group’s theatrics. But they were in for a shock when the lights and sound they were controlling didn't work but were acting at the bidding of Swami. Meanwhile Swami looked at the audience and commanded, “Switch off your cell phones!” and continued to walk. I was just about to text a friend of mine with whom I usually have discussion on Swami’s return. I felt I could text my friend and then switch it off, so continued to operate. Swami came by my side again and thundered, “I said switch off your cell phone”. I said, “Yes Swami!” and tried to switch it off in a hurry but in the confusion couldn't do it quickly. Swami walked by me the third time and said, “I know you won’t listen to me”.
He then looked at the audience and told them He will now reveal the secrets of ancient texts from various religions that talk about God. As if understanding His intention, the projector switched on. Lo and behold! We could see scriptures and events from various religions on a big screen as Swami demystified them. In fact, people at that point realized how, for many centuries these texts were wrongly interpreted one generation to the other. As He was explaining this, at His will, the auditorium started to expand and the ceiling parted to show the sky. I cried and asked everyone to look above. There we could see our own Milky Way and the other parts of the Universe. Swami explained a lot many secrets. Swami was talking for around four hours. At the end as people dispersed, everyone had a feeling that there was God within oneself. There was total spiritual transformation. People didn’t have the motivation to go and surround Him as they wanted to in the beginning. As I was about to leave, I went to Him to prostrate. Swami gave me some personal advice. The dream ended as everyone dispersed with love and peace within.
“… there is nothing that divine power cannot accomplish. It can transmute earth into sky and sky into earth. To doubt this is to prove that you are too weak to grasp great things, the grandeur of the universe.”
This is the most beautiful dream I had to this date. One of Swami’s constructions (such as His university or hospital in Prashanthi Nilayam) got immersed completely due to a big flood. People were dismayed and were running for shelter to save themselves from the terrible calamity. Then I saw a majestic vision. The sky was deep blue. The white clouds in it parted and the spirit of Swami showed itself. It descended to the earth and what did I see there?! The spirit was endowed with a body and it was our Baba in His physical form. The joy of people knew no bounds. Swami established a kingdom (yes! That was the first word that came to my mind as I woke up). In His rule, there was no poverty, illiteracy, pain, theft, or disease and people were extremely happy. There was no place for any of the six vices. This is the reason why I say it is the most beautiful dream I had until now. There was total bliss under the auspices of Swami. I felt very happy because today, only in a dream can I experience such a blissful state.
“After the storm there will be a new beginning and the atmosphere will be completely different. It will be like a new age, the age of love, harmony and co-operation replacing the age of war, fighting, hatred, jealousy, greed and all those negative aspects of life.”
I don’t want to reveal much about this dream. It pointed to an impending self destruction of the humanity and the earth itself in a very terrible manner. What I can reveal is that it was post Mahasamadhi and there was a huge calamity set to fall upon mankind. However after a series of adventurous events and prayers to Swami, Bhagawan wrote on the sky (yes! The bright blue sky was His board and He wrote His message on it in white letters!), that He will save Humanity from destruction and that no matter how great a catastrophe is, greater will always be the Will of God.
“Many hesitate to believe that things will improve, that life will be happy for all and full of joy, and that the golden age will recur. Let me assure you that this dharmaswarupa, this divine body, has not come in vain. It will succeed in averting the crisis that has come upon humanity.”
The dream started with many people of the Islamic faith beginning to follow Swami (after His return). Although it was gradual, the acceptance and faith were steady. I saw Swami leading a procession to His own MahaSamadhi (the body He left). The people were actually leaders of this faith who were from major places of importance in their culture. Swami performed an ancient religious rite over the MahaSamadhi, thereby imparting the significance of a Samadhi. The people around Him were astounded that the activities He performed were impressively flawless and at the same time demystified some ancient teachings and traditions. In fact, some hadn't even heard or read about it. No one questioned or commented because by then (through His return), they knew who He was.
"I am making a promise today that the people of all the countries, viz. Pakistan, China, Germany, Russia, will be united..."
What do these dreams mean?
Swami is returning. Period. None of the events in these dreams have happened even marginally in real life already. For example, Swami appearing in South East Asia. Perhaps certain elements of the dream can be metaphoric, such as a terrible calamity representing how majority of humanity has completely detached from spirituality and is totally involved in materialistic pleasure. But the element of Swami Himself cannot be metaphoric. Swami is Swami wherever He appears. In all of these dreams Swami is crystal clear, like an ultra-high definition telecast whereas other objects or people were sometimes blurred. I could even see the creases in His robe as He walked.
What do these dreams mean to me?
I believe with absolute certainty that Swami is going to return and the whole world will be at His feet as He declared. Yes, my character is flawed and I may not deserve to see Him (again). Perhaps, I may not be there to witness that majestic moment and the glorious years to come. That could be the reason why, the Lord out of His mercy, is giving me a vision of the future.
People ask if I believe in Swami’s return only because of reading the book. My answer is this: When Swami doesn’t say anything to an individual about His return, the book, or Nadis, or divine messages received by devotees, etc. become their primary source of belief. But when Swami Himself has appeared in my dreams so many times (of which I have listed a few here) and indicates His return, then the dreams become the primary source (ranking next to the fact that Swami Himself has indicated how glorious the Earth would become through His discourses). Everything else becomes secondary. Again, I hope I am not mistaken. I love the book, video interviews, and have been following the blog and website with every post and comment. The way I look at the question posed to me is this: When Swami says He will visit our home on a particular day, would we call the officials in Prasanthi Nilayam to confirm it? The dreams are not about me. It is about Him. One more thing. People ask, ‘Now who will be the chosen one?’ (to carry forward His mission). Nobody is the chosen one. In fact, God needs to be the “chosen one” because the reason for today’s calamities is that people did not choose Him in their life.
My thoughts on the book (STKC):
I am surprised that many people dismiss the idea of Swami’s return the moment they hear it. Well, of the myriads of books on Swami, if you take any two, they are generally the same. That is, how the author knew about Swami, how he or she was initially skeptical, the miracles they experienced, and their thoughts on Swami’s teachings. However this book is entirely new, small, and yet people are averse to opening up their mind to such a concept. Again, this is not to belittle anyone. But if you realize that you are ready to read a thousand pages book on Swami’s miracles in other’s lives but not a hundred and eight pages book on His own statements, aren’t you missing something? I specifically like the part where Bro. Sreejith says Swami will not change His plans. Because when God changes His plans, then the distinction between man and God disappears! In addition, beyond a point, Truth cannot be subjective. All major religions and faiths, if true, must concur and be honored at the same point in time, and that’s exactly when Sanathana Dharma is restored – which is verily the mission of the Avatar. There will surely be a time when Truth and Truth alone triumphs!
“As days pass, even those who are not now able to recognize the Truth of Swami will have to approach with tears of repentance and experience Me. Swami is now restraining this development. When once it is allowed to manifest, the whole world will be transformed into Prasanthi Nilayam.”
[ Pictures by Sai Manoj ]