Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Amma Knows Everything

Dreamed that I was at this Zen center somewhere in the mountains. It looked like the area around the Amma ashram in San Ramon, CA. Adam Friend (a very nice guy I met at Amma's Kerala India ashram) was there and he was a more advanced Zen student than me. He was wearing white and gray Zen robes. I remember seeing this wise Asian bald male Zen master dressed in traditional Zen master robes. Adam answered a koan from the Zen master and the master was pleased with the answer. The Zen master had a beautiful smile (he was either Korean or Japanese). Adam and I got up early in the morning to drive to the Amma program happening nearby. I remember looking at the mountains in the early morning light. Then the dream shifted and I was playing this big drum at the Amma program. Amma was up on stage and I was sitting close to the stage. Then a female Amma devotee came up to me and asked me to come up on stage. As we were walking up the stage stairs I was wondering where she wanted me to sit. To my great surprise she sat me down right next to Amma! Wow! I was very happy and excited to be right next to Amma! I was on Amma's left side. Amma was seated in lotus posture and was wearing her usual white clothes. Her hair had an orange color and Her platform was yellow orange with little flower designs in the cloth. Amma grabbed my hand and asked "How are you doing?" I said "I'm doing fine, Amma." Then She asked "How was Florida?" I was surprised and thought to myself "How did She know I was recently in Florida?" Then I remembered that Amma knows everything and it was silly of me to be surprised. Then Amma said "I'm going to give you a hug to take you to the other shore." By the "other shore" I took it to mean enlightnement (in Buddhism, enlightenment is often referred to as the "other shore"). Then Amma gave me a nice hug. I remember Amma's voice being kind of muffled for some reason.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Amma Rocking

Dreamed I was at the registration table for an Amma retreat. They said since I was registering at the door, the cost would be $200. I said "No problem, price is no object." Then I was sitting in the darshan hall. I was trying to see Amma but there were some people in front of me and I was trying to look around them. There was some music playing and Amma was in Her darshan chair rocking from side to side. As Amma swung to Her left I was finally able to see Her. She looked very happy and much younger. She was very beautiful, especially her eyes which looked liked the eyes on an Indian fashion model. Some woman next to me was jabbering away so I got up and sat in a chair closer to Amma. Amma was giving a hug to someone and when they left there was no one else in line. I was surprised. Amma turned around in Her chair to a table that was behind Her. Then a woman came and gave Amma hug from behind. The woman's grown son was also there and he began to fondle one of Amma's breasts. I felt very nervous seeing this. Then I noticed that he was mentally disabled in some way so it was OK. Amma was not upset. At this point Amma was wearing a blue and white stripe western woman's blouse.