Diamond and the Amazing Facts About Dreams
Vol-2, January , 2011
(MY FIRST MEETING WITH DIAMOND AFTER SEEING HIM IN DREAM)
Sambhunath Sinha, Kolkata, India
In the year 1966-67, I had the opportunity of listening to the reading of ‘Dharma-O-Anubhuti’(Bengali version of ‘Religion and Realisation’ by Diamond) by Mr Bholanath Mukherjee, an old devotee of Diamond. He used to say after each reading,’ if anyone sees an unknown fellow in dreams he can corroborate with his living figure’. He also used to say,’Yes, not knowing or hearing anything about him anyone can see him in dreams and we have enough proofs of it.
Hearing this, I became confused and thought-is it possible! One remarkable incident happened in my life. After hearing this reading many past dreams began to appear in my memory. Mr Mukherjee used to explain all these dreams and simultaneously the inner meanings of the mythological incidents began to be clear to me.
After a few days, in the 1st half of 1967, I saw this dream:: It was about 10p.m, I was walking on a road. All the street lights were on. I noticed that on my left side a bit away from me only one shop remained opened with illuminations. It was about 4-5 feet higher than the footpath. I only saw that only bunches of a wide varieties of grapes were hanging. I had an intention of eating grapes and seeing a bunch, I wanted one. But I wanted such grapes which were wild and sour. After getting 4-5 grapes I began to eat and started walking. But to my astonishment I noticed that each grape was sweet instead of sour taste Deciding to eat more I again approached towards that shop and wanted more grapes and heard,’ Oh, there is none’! Hearing this I looked upwards and saw a tall figured gentleman, short hair-cut short-beard and wearing dhoti and Punjabi (Bengali national dress). Here the dream went off.
I narrated this dream to two of my friends who used to visit Diamond regularly. Hearing my dream they said, ‘you have seen Diamond and you should go there for identification. I said,’ I have seen only once. Let me have 2-3 dreams, then I shall go.’ After this I started going regularly to listen to reading ‘Dharma-O-Anubhuti’, ‘Gospel of Sri Ramkrishna’ etc and narrate my dreams which I used to see off and on. Though I did not see him in dreams anymore, but I used to feel an unknown attraction for him.
Then one day I went to Diamond’s residence at Betaitala of Howrah where he shifted from kadamtala. In the first meeting he hugged me like a very familiar one which I shall never forget in my life. Hearing my dream he said, ‘Oh my boy, these are grapes! These have to be kept very carefully wrapped in cotton!’ He meant to say that my realizations have to be cultured very carefully.
Out of my very few dreams, I am mentioning one remarkable one before finishing my experience.
The whole night I was walking with Diamond having conversations. Then I saw my expired father though his head was of Diamond. Then he put me on his shoulder and entered into a big lake. There I saw a huge grape orchard with huge number of bunches hanging. Then sitting on his shoulder I began picking grapes from the bunches and eating one by one.