A cleanly-dressed stranger, of intelligent and mature mien, arrived at the door of a little house in the tropics, and announced that he is a yogi. He said that he had come from an extended period of meditation in the Himalayas. He asked if he could come in and sit down. He would have walked a long way to get there. He was unlike the saffron-robed sunyasins carrying an empty coconut shell, and looking for sustenance in the form of a coin or food; if hungry, they would point to mouth and midriff.
When invited to sit (a visit from a yogi was unheard of), the stranger took a chair near a window. He then indicated to the mother that she sit opposite him, and for her 18-year-old son to sit on his right. He explained that, as a yogi, he was required, from time to time, to come away from his meditation and to mix with people. The youth realised this man had indeed come a long way. As devoted Hindus, neither mother nor son had any qualms about the presence of a claimed yogi in their home.
The yogi then took the right hand of the youth, examined his palm, and proceeded to tell both mother and son about the youth’s nature and experiences to date – including the recent death of his father. The youth felt that the yogi might have talked to his aunt who lived close by. He had not realised that the yogi might have been genuinely clairvoyant. With so many unreliable hopeful amateurs and charlatans on the ground, the family was not generally inclined to accept any claimed clairvoyant competencies.
Accepting the yogi’s clairvoyance, the mother asked about her son’s future. He will go south to study, return home in 4 years, and would be overseas a lot of the time, said the yogi. Neither the mother nor the son recognised the implications of the yogi’s words beyond going south. So, the youth went south, a direction not normally followed! Tragedy followed tragedy, until White Australia acquired a coloured immigrant – with more tragedy in the pipeline.
45 years later, the new Australian, now quite old, realised that the yogi’s job had been to send him to Australia. How did he reach that conclusion? Because, as he was told (through a professional clairvoyant) by the spirit of his uncle (who had been sent by ‘higher beings’ to convey a couple of messages to him) that they had experienced difficulty in getting him to Australia (the second time) – as ridiculous as that may appear!
Had personal free will or the god named Chance interfered with plans made in another dimension?