12th October 2017
I arrived last night around 10 o’clock at night from Coimbatore. I saw that Guru Maharaja was about to sleep. I didn’t want to disturb him. So I didn’t go in; If I had, he might have asked me for a report on my visit to Coimbatore. I went to Coimbatore to check the progress of the new vehicle project. I was there for almost three days, before I came back last night to ISKCON, Ujjain. By 10:30 p.m., the light in Guru Maharaja’s room was switched off. I went to bed around 11:00 p.m.
Around 4:30 in the morning on October 12, while we (Doctor Acarya Ratna and I) were sleeping, we heard a scream which sounded like “HARE KRSNA!!!” coming from the direction of Guru Maharaja’s room. The voice was so loud that we woke up and rushed to Guru Maharaja’s room to see what happened. Goloka Prabhu, who was on night shift, said: “Looks like it was a dream”. So we got back to our room and went back to bed.
Later in the morning around 7 o’clock, I entered Guru Maharaja’s room, since I knew that he was awake to check his health. And as soon as I went inside, I greeted Guru Maharaja and he greeted me back. Then I gave my report. I could see that he wanted to know what was happening, so I updated him on the status of the new vehicle.
After giving the report to Guru Maharaja, I said: “We heard you screaming so loud at 4:30 in the morning. It was so loud!”
Then Guru Maharaja said, “Yes, I had a dream.” Then he told me what that dream was. He said that in the dream, he was attending some program somewhere, where there was a big group of people or devotees chanting; but that they were chanting softly. So, Guru Maharaja told them, “Why are you people chanting so softly? Chant loudly. HARE KRISHNA!!!”
So the screaming of “HARE KRSNA!!!” we heard was Guru Maharaja chanting in his sleep while dreaming. And after screaming “HARE KRISHNA!!!” (which was actually instructing the chanters to chant loudly), he realized that it was just a dream.
– Maha Varaha Dasa Brahmacari