of death predicted in a dream
Jia Lal of Srinagar lay ill on his death bed. All
the close relatives had assembled for his last
darshan. One of his sons quietly went to inform
Swami Ji about the serious condition of Pandit Jia
Lal Ji. He told him about his father's struggle
beteween life and death. " But no, your
father has to live for six months more. I will
pre-inform you three days before his demise. Don't
you worry on this score," Swami Ji told the
lo! and behold! Jia lal recovered and regained his
health. Exactly three days before his (Jia Lal's)
death, Swami Ji appeared in his son's dream on
29th October telling him, "I have come to
inform you, as promised, that there are only three
days left for ... You know and remember .... what
I had told you that day."
information trickled down somehow to each and
every member of the family and close relatives who
could not reconcile with the prediction. They
thought it was only a dream.... an outcome of a
perturbed mind, as Jia Lal was quite healthy now.
He had never so far been enjoying such a good
health and happy association. They found it
impossible to think in terms of his death.
no they were wrong to think so. Jia Lal died all
of a suddden due to heart failure and that too on
November 2nd, exactly three days after the dream.
the mind at the spur of the moment
day one Mohini Raina/Qasba of Calcutta attended a
congregation presided over, as per
daily routine, by Swami Ji himself. After having a
couple of sips of tea, Swami Ji passed it on to
others to partake of it. Raina's mind revolted on
watching the spectacle from a distance.
sooner did her tongue began to vibrate inside her
closed mouth, than quick came the response from
Swami Ji, "If a brother shares a
brother's/sister's tea, is it wrong" ?
lady was surprised and mum at the retort.
her sentiments were not allowed to be hurt as she
was not offered the tea and therby her dignity and
honour not touched.
renowned geologist and scientist and leader of the
second Indian Expedition to the snowy continent of
Antartica, Pandit Vijay Raina of Panchkula,
Haryana, who built hutments for Indian enclave
there before starting their experimentation there,
once attended Swami Ji's gathering of devotees
Raina has naratted to the author how Swami Ji
suddenly interrupted a long boistrous talk, as was
his wont, by a remark, "Won't we feel
exhausted in blazing heat going up and moving down
the hills and dales of Jammu ? Would not we pine
for the cool breeze of the Chinar trees there ?
understood the riddle as it was many years before
the migration, then. And, the valley was as
peaceful and tranquil as for all the centuries of
cordiality as in the past.
truth dawned upon us in the winter months of 1990.
Let us hope and prey that the name of violence on
all sides will quell and spiritual calm return to
the Valley along with the safe return of the
section of harangued migrants, the original
inhabitants of the Valley. Let it once again truly
become the heaven on the earth.