I received my Nadi astrology reading transcript just before leaving for India February 1, and read there about one of my past lives. I had been born into a wealthy Brahmin community and lived an opulent life. But, in spite of this, I did many bad things making obstacles in the marriages of many girls, confiscating property of relatives, not looking after parents, and doing immoral acts within the temple. I was sad to learn of this life I had led and very sorry for it, too.
While in India, one night after walking around and around a very special vortex, I woke up having a vision of a person in whose body I was. She (I) was jumping down off a bench and I expected to land on two legs at a certain distance from the floor, but I landed on two short little chubby legs, much the size of a toddler. Then, as I looked downward from a normal height I saw her head, and it was large and ugly and she had a big reddish nose. I saw what was myself in this body of a dwarf with a heavy and bony skull. I felt her sadness and her shame. I felt compassion for her and for myself having lived in her suffering little body. I could only forgive and pity her. I remembered reading about how before she died she had sincerely repented of her sins. I will not forget that vision of her. Her name was Shyamala. I thank her for showing herself to me, and I thank Datta for blessing me in this way. He always gives me what I need when I most need it.