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A Dream Encounter
Kalogeros has been a devotee of Adi Da since 1972.
Adi Da has very often Instructed me in the dream state directly. He'll appear
to me in the dream state and say, "Read this passage in such and such a book",
or "Read this page, paragraph such and such", and, sure enough, when I do that,
it's a specific address to what I am dealing with in my life at that moment. These
dreams are not like ordinary dreams — they are more like visions, or experiences
in a subtler dimension than we operate in during the waking state.
point, in the mid-1970's, I was asked to be in charge of the transcribing department,
where all of Adi Da's Talks are transcribed and archived. I became completely
obsessed with the job and discovered that there were some Talks missing from the
earliest days of His Work in Los Angeles. We couldn't find the tapes anywhere,
and pretty soon I had taken the problem to bed.
That night I had a dream
in which I had the capability to go back in time. In my dream, I decided that
I would go back in time and recover these Talks, remember what He had said, and
I was instantly transported back through time and space.
I found myself sitting at a Prasad Day — a day of special celebration — when
the Ashram first opened on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
I looked around
and everything was exactly as it had been, except that I was sitting right below
the dais that held Adi Da's chair, which meant I was sitting right at the Guru's
Feet and in front of everyone else in the room. This made me extremely uncomfortable,
because I hadn't figured out yet that I was there as a "ghost" — no one could
Soon the Master came out and began to speak. I became so absorbed
in this Talk that I completely forgot my discomfort about being right up front.
The person behind me asked a question and I noticed that Adi Da looked right through
my chest to that person. That's when I started to realize that no one could see
me. I was invisible. The Master couldn't see me either. I liked the fact that
I could just hang out here and enjoy His Company and be so close to Him and not
But soon I realized that this was not one of the Talks I needed
— and I immediately moved to another time and place, this time to the home of
a devotee, where we had also frequently gathered with Beloved Adi Da. This Talk
was also not one I needed, so again I moved. I did this again and again — each
time moving to a different time and place.
The fourth time, I arrived too
late. The Talk was over. Adi Da was sitting in a chair and, again, I was sitting
right at His Feet. "I'm not leaving this time," I told myself. I rationalized,
"I missed this Talk for a reason. Obviously it means that I should just sit here
and be with Him and enjoy His Company." People were getting up to leave and walking
right through me. Pretty soon everyone filed out, and there was just me and the
Master left in the room. A devotee came in and asked Adi Da what He would like
for lunch. And then she left and we were alone.
Adi Da looked off into
space and cleared His throat once or twice. After we had sat there for a few minutes,
He leaned over and put His elbow on His right knee. Then He looked directly into
my eyes for maybe three or four seconds. It seemed like an eternity. I started
getting the feeling that He could see me! And I said, "Master!" I was totally
shocked. "Master! Can you see me?!"
He burst out laughing. He just roared
with laughter — He could hardly contain Himself.
I was flabbergasted.
He shook His head, looked into my eyes again and said, "When are you going to
learn that our relationship doesn't depend on time and space?"