- Published on 23 January 2016
Shared by LRao
Date: January 19, 2016
Loving SaiRam to all STKCians,
This is the dream shared by Sister LRao, who is one of the first devotees to be writing to STKC after it was published. She has been making contributions to STKC through her insightful comments as well as by sharing various interesting articles and snippets on Swami's reappearance.
(I rarely have dreams of Swami. Sometimes I have dreams of me waiting for Darshans, but I almost never see Swami's form in my dreams. Whenever I read dreams of the devotees about Swami's impending return, I always marvel at their dreams. With this background, here is a dream I had last night)
The atmosphere was very stormy. Suddenly, there were swarms of some flying beings. I can't tell whether they were insects or small black birds. But there were thousands and thousands of them, completely covering the area around me. They were like locusts, except they were not; some black winged animals. They just whizzed around. Suddenly there was some sort of explosion in the distance. Lots of smoke; couldn't tell whether it was a volcano eruption or earthquake or something. It was chaos all round. Rain, flying birds, the smoke, and fire. But amidst all this, some of us were ecstatic. I remember shouting (in the dream) "uhhoo...this is Armageddon. The Return of the Messiah! The Mahdi! He is coming back now." While there were a few people around, I recall, we were not scared of what was happening. We were sure this was the sign of the Return.
Scene 2: There is a massive camp like atmosphere. There are teams from all countries, Japanese doctors, etc. I was sitting in a tent going through some medical equipment (or doing something similar). It did not seem like a rescue operation. There was no sense of desperation or tension. More like camp set up to help devotees who were visiting. Thousands of people and lot of activity all round. It just felt like the activity was happening because Swami had returned.
The dream ends.
Now as we read through this dream, let us rewind and look at the dream of Dr. K. Hanumanthappa - about the future of Puttaparthi, drawing similarities between his dream and the above one.
(By: Dr. K. Hanumanthappa)
One day, in my dream, Swami started explaining how Puttaparthi will be in future. He took me to an elevated place, and from there He started showing one by one, the most important developments. Among many significant things that I saw were Swami having shifted His stay from the present Prashanthi Mandir to a palatial building on the Hill opposite to Chitravathi River. A big compound wall was being built surrounding the Hill [...] The entire compound is protected by the military with arms.
Some relevant points from the dream:
- Devotees from different countries have built colonies around Puttaparthi.
- Swami would come down the hill and cross a bridge built over the Chitravathi river to give Darshan.
- He would split Himself into multiple forms and would go simultaneously to different places for giving Darshan.
- Puttaparthi has grown to a very vibrant and flourishing city with ultra modern facilities.
- Only few selected devotees have access to meet Swami.
- Even to have a glimpse of Swami would become very difficult for devotees in the future.
So in both the dreams (of Sister LRao and Dr. K. Hanumanthappa), we see colonies or teams of different countries, with many facilities for the people coming to Puttaparthi and a lot of activity happening upon Swami's return.
We would now like to shed some light on the mention of locusts and smoke that were made in the dream. In the Holy Bible, a very interesting mention of the locust has been made, which goes like this:
And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone.
This dream reminds us of many other dreams/visions shared in STKC, providing a glimpse of the events to occur before the Reappearance of Lord Sai and a beautiful world waiting for us thereafter.
Jay Sai Ram!
Posted by: Aanchal Sai Sharma & Sneha Sharma