Sri Skanda's Oracles - Lesson 02: Fear nothing
By Sri Skanda's Warrior of Light
October 5, 2004
Last night, I dreamt that I was walking on a dirt road path that appeared to be in a forest like area - proceeding to go somewhere. Suddenly, in front of me, appeared a brown dog that was running very fast towards me from a distance. I immediately started to say Sri Skanda's Mantra.
The dog continued to run towards me. This time it had reached a closer distance towards me that I saw it's sharp teeth and angry eyes! Nevertheless, I was not afraid. I remember reading in Sri Skanda's book (Lesson 2: The Eye of the Peacock Feather) and remembering His powerful words:
So strangely enough, I did not fear the brown dog that was speeding with salivating fangs towards me. As I continued to repeat Lord Murugan's mantra in my mind, the dog suddenly became tame! It came close to me and stretched out its right paw! I knelt down and held it in my right hand and shook it. It then retreated its paw as I held it as if asking me to follow Him. The animal turned towards the path in front of me and started to walk in front of me. I followed it. It would occassionally turn back and see if I was still there and I would smile and continue following it. The dog then led me to a temple where there was a puja in progress. The dog then disappeared into thin air and I then rushed into the temple upon hearing the chimes of the bell being rung! It was a Ganesha puja and the priest was doing aaraathi to a kumbum. I prayed and started to chant the sanskrit mantras with the priest as if I had known them by heart! I watched an abishekam that followed the kumba puja. It was a wonderful experience and one that I remember vividly as I awoke.
Charlton, Hilda. Skanda. New York: Golden Quest, 1989.