Bit of a Mystery Really

I am not sure why I get “pointed” back to the Bakula theme. There are a number of things that I don’t understand. For example, if as the Majjhima Nikaya Sutta suggests he achieved nirvana he would not have a Causal Vehicle as I understand things. This means he would not come back. If however, he was a bodhisattva, or an arhat, he might. But generally, I thought that the arhats achieved liberation whilst dead, unless I have misunderstood things.

There is a preamble in the Toltec teachings which mentions free beings coming back….

My dream {12-08-2011} points like this:

Next I am on a mountain train. I arrive at a terminus in a hillside town way up in the mountains. It is very much like Nepal / Tibet / Bhutan. I get out of the train and wander along the high street. Turning instinctively to the right I go up a hill to “my” palace. Again, there is a vibrant garden with peacocks. It is “my” garden.

Anna L comes into the shop and sits next to me. We start talking about my palace. An old Indian man with very short hair suddenly starts to talk in a very proper English accent. He says that she holds for me a key and that we must find it. It relates back to 1773. He says that I must get back to Bakula.

We leave the shops and seek out the train station. “All trains go through Bakula”, says the station announcer. We look at the map and it is configured like this.

This could be Leh in Ladkh at a push

There is and intersection of a triangular nature as per my dream and Kushok Bakula Airport is at the intersection.

From Wikipedia:

“Ngawang Lobzang Thupstan Chognor (Tibetan: ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང་ཐུབ་བསྟན་མཆོག་ནོར, Wylie: ngag dbang blo bzang thub bstan mchog nor), commonly known as 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche (19 May 1918 – 4 November 2003) was a Buddhist lama, who also served as India’s ambassador to Mongolia. He is mainly known for his efforts in reviving Buddhism in Mongolia and Russia by linking them with the community of Tibetan exiles in India.

He was born in the Matho branch of the Royal House of Ladakh, India. He was the youngest child of his father, Nangwa Thayas, the titular King of Matho, and his wife, Princess Yeshes Wangmo of the Royal House of Zangla. He was recognised by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama as a reincarnation of Bakula Arhat, one of the Sixteen Arhats who in legend were direct disciples of Gautama Buddha. He was a direct descendant of the last King of Ladakh Tsepel Tondup Namgyal. He was, in fact, his great-great-great grandson.

“In 1962 … allowed the Indian troops to convert a section of his Pethub Monastery into a makeshift military hospital. When a section of people in Kashmir demanded plebiscite, Rinpoche categorically stated that Ladakh would never go to Pakistan and would remain with India.”

Later he served in the Parliament of India, and was deeply engaged with welfare, education and rights of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of India. In his later years, he became India’s Ambassador in Mongolia. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1988.The airport at Leh in the Indian region of Ladakh is named after him.”

From the video in the previous post he was important, well connected and influential.

The 20th was born in November 2005.

Why then is some dude who never heard of Bakula before that dream dreaming about a town way up in the mountains in India? The date of my dream does not correspond to any of the above.

It is all a bit of a mystery. The wife asked me if I thought I was a reincarnation, there is no reliable way of knowing. The likelihood is not.