Dreams And Heaven
Posted by Kishan Laddha on Dec 9, 2016
Recently, we had some visitors who became family members in a visit including director of Indian Institute of Public Health, Prof Dileep Mavalankar, Ms Kavita Sachwani, director of India's largest personal health insurance co and Mr Jack Langenbrunner, Sr Program manager at Gates Foundation to Safai Vidyalaya and our Maitri Space, Sughad.
"service is external meditation and meditation is internal service"
One of the thing that struck a no coincidental cord that in an interaction with pre primary teachers, Jack shared that he had a glimpse of heaven at this place (ESI). When Jack and friends were leaving the campus after spending 6 hours (while 1-2 hours visit was planned originally), Jack found this quote right at the entrance of Maitri Space - " Create Heaven Wherever you are".
Two days later, some Buddhist monks visited Maitri space to attend first international Buddhist conference in Gujarat. The group was accompanied by monks and delegates from across the world including prince of Combodia and princess of Thailand Ms Nalinthorn Dhammasiriboon.
Monks offerred prayers, walked across the campus while kissing the earth with their feet chanting and strengthening the faith in "Sangha, Dhamma and Buddha".
In an intimate conversation Ms Nailnthorn shared that she saw Buddha in her dreams and Buddha gave her something which she denied accepting saying I don't deserve this. Not knowing the story, something moved Jayesh bhai to gift a Buddha statue to Ms Nalinthorn, on witnessing shape of statue she shared that she saw the same Buddha form in one of her dream.
And I wonder what would make one feel in the heaven and to become a channel of making dreams come true !!!