I am always fond of saying that I have 2 fathers. Irving (along with
Mom Beatrice) gave birth to Sandy, and Sri Chinmoy who gave birth to Pradhan.
Well, the day after my father's passing and subsequent encounter with Sri
Chinmoy, I received a message back at my home. Sri Chinmoy said that my
father was extremely receptive and that he wanted to hold a special meditation
for my father the next night.
Both my older brother and I attended this special meditation. It was an
unusual meditation to say the least. Sri Chinmoy called me up and had me sit in
front of him. He asked me to remove my glasses and to sit as close to him as
possible! And then he meditated most powerfully. At a certain point, he placed
his hand on my head and with his thumb massaged my third eye. It was a most
Afterwards, he commented, �Sandy�s father�s soul was sitting right next
to him, most devoted, most soulfully. He was playing a musical instrument most
effusively. I don�t know if he played any instrument in this lifetime, but here
he was definitely playing.�
I was struck by 2 things. One was the word
�effusively.� I could only imagine what that meant never having heard it before.
The second was this�I had been Pradhan for 2 years or so at this point. Yet when
Sri Chinmoy referred to my earthly dad, he said �Sandy�s father��
grateful for both of my fathers.