DIAMOND AND THE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT DREAMS AND REALITY IN HIS LIFE TIME AND AFTER DEATH
MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH DIAMOND
One of my friend Amar first took me to Diamond in one afternoon of June, 1961. Before starting my story I should mention a dream seen by my wife. Since my boyhood I used to like reading the biographies of saints. During that period I was engaged in reading the biography of Raman Maharshi, a saint in India. One morning my wife told me,’ see, last night I saw in a dream that an old man was seated on a platform wearing a dhoti below his waist, bare body and shaved head. The surrounding was a deep forest of primitive age and he was reading a book. Old Rishis surrounding him were listening to his reading with rapt attention. I saw you there also. That old man, pointing towards you told me, ‘he knows about Raman.’ Then the dream went off. Hearing this from my wife I could not understand anything. I thought perhaps she might see Raman Maharshi. Afterwards when I went to Diamond I realized from his figure that my wife saw him beforehand in her dream.
However, that afternoon I went to Diamond and entered into his room. He was seated on the floor near the roadside window. I bowed down to him. He told me to sit on the cot and asked,’ My boy, have you seen any dream?’ I narrated one of my dream where I saw goddess Kali completely naked and was killing all in a war field. Diamond said, ’It is ascent.’
During that time I used to go to Diamond on every Saturday and Sunday. Later on he shifted to Betaitala at Howrah town near Shibpur Botanical garden.
One day such an incident happened which I could never forget in my life. I was listening to the reading of Gospel of sri Ramkrishna and at that moment a thought came in my mind – so many wise people used to come here, should I get the opportunity to read here! All on a sudden I heard the voice of Diamond saying, ’Come, sit there and read Gospel of Sri Ramkrishna.’ At first I could not trace whom he was addressing. But looking at me he again said, ’You come!’ I was spellbound and thought how could he read my mind!
I was really in dark who he was. Still now I could not fathom him.
My first dream about him was such: As if I was in meditation and his huge shadow figure in meditation posture was in front of me. Then the dream went off.
I took my sons to Diamond and they got his blessings. They had dreams about him.
My realizations began to increase after his demise in 1967. The day I took his photo to my home, I dreamt that I was seated in his room at Betaitala and he was seated on my right side. The Gospel of Sri Ramkrishna was kept in front of me. He told me in a louder voice, ’Read!’ Still now I continue this practice of reading daily. My life now is full of bliss by his grace.
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