The Himalayas are Within Me

August 12, 2010

Dearest Beloved Baba,

Last night I had a dream.

All I can say is that upon waking, I realized that the Himalayas (mountain range) are WITHIN ME, and somehow, by climbing Mt. Kailash within me, I reach the abode of Lord Shiva. I am not certain how this relates to my life with You, but the essence of it was that in Hinduism when they mention Mt. Kailash as Shiva’s abode they mean an internal state. I saw this clearly.

All my love, as always, your son,

Laurent

COMMENTARY:

Xia: This reflected to me an experience from my not-too-distant past.  In 2000 a beloved friend was experiencing what he referred to as “spiritual crisis”.  From India he wrote me these words, “I am going to Father Himalayas, to Mt. Kailash, to find Lord Shiva.  This is how I can find and approach the Shiva within.”  Nearly 8 weeks later my myriad of questions to him were met with this response,  “I am alive!  With my eyes half-closed at the center of the Universe (Kailash) I found a peace inside myself I haven’t known before.  Success!”

Statue of Lord Shiva, with his son Lord Ganesh and a photo of Avatar Meher Baba

Laurent: I came across this dream while going through my diary backwards (from the present towards the past), and had totally forgotten about it. I know that Meher Baba mentioned Mount Kailash to his disciple Bhau, who wrote, “The sixth plane of the mental world in Sanskrit is called Brahmaloke – the World of God, and he w ho attains this high plane is titled Kailash.” From: The Nothing and The Everything, by Bhau Kalchuri (North Myrtle Beach: Manifestation Inc., 1981), p. 94. Also, Meher Baba visited Kailash Temple, and Indra Sabha, as well as other caves at the Ellora Caves, India. (See: Celebrating Divine Presence, by L. Weichberger, et al (London: Companion Books, 2008) p.10-11.


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2 responses to “The Himalayas are Within Me

  1. I love the work of Parker Palmer, who refers to our lives and the importance of tending to our Inner Landscape. Your dream takes this a step further, beyond human experience and into the realm of divinity.

  2. In Shamanic traditions, the world tree, or the world mountain is seen as the axis point of the universe. It is used by the shaman/mystic to travel through the other realms, and as an access point to the divine. The mystical understanding is that we are each the axis of creation and as such the mountain or tree is within us. “For if you do not find what you seek within yourself you will never find it at all” (Charge of the Goddess). As the shaman or mystic climbs, he/she overcomes his/her internal limitations and comes ever closer to the divine (insert Deity) within him/herself.
    So your dream mirrors that axis within you, and the path to the divine it symbolizes.
    Anyway, that’s my take on your beautiful dream based on my tradition and understanding. All my love and support on your journeys my love!

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