In the future

In the future world – I

According to Buddhism, after the human origin on the earth, in the early days there was a very civilized social background. Subsequently, social misconducts had led to the loss of early social decency due to unrighteous practices. Later, with the norm of the great king “Mahasammta”, democratically nominated by the people, state leadership and government came into being. In this article, I will use the 16 dreams of King Pasenadi Kosol, to review of the misfortunes in the future and present society as a result of the subsequent deterioration of the leadership and governance structure built by the norms of the people.

In his interpretations of the 16 dreams of King Kosol, the Buddha explains in great detail how various shortcomings of the regime affect the entire nation. In this article, I mentioned only first 8 dreams and their stories. In next article, other 8 dreams will be explained. So let’s see what will happen in the future, as the Buddha said to king Kosol.

The king asked from the Buddha

One day, the governor of the Kosala state, king Pasenadi Kosol saw 16 dreams. After this incident the king summoned his advisers and inquired about the fate of these 16 dreams. In here, the Brahmins said that the 16 dreams are very unfortunate. The solution is to take 1000 of animals of all kinds and kill them to make a great sacrifice. The Queen Mallika, a queen of king Kosol, could knew about this big assassination. She asked him to inquire about this from the Buddha, who had wisdom to see the past, present and the future. When king Kosol informed about the great sacrifice to the Buddha, the Buddha prevented king from such an assassination. Interpreting about these dreams, the Buddha explained a description of the ill effects of unjust state leaders that will descend on the world in the future.

 

1st Dream


In the future

O lord, I saw black and strong four bulls. They came from four main directions to the royal courtyard, roaring and rising dust. Public have gathered and waiting to see their fight with jubilation clapping their hands. But the bulls only mad a show of fighting with great thunder and bellowing. Finally, they left fight. They did not fight. The spectators were sad because they could not see a bull’s fight. What this indicates my Lord?

 

The Buddha’s explanation


Dear king, this dream doesn’t effect on you or people who live during your time or my time. This happens in the future. This dream says about changes in the weather and climate. In this future, some unjust rulers come to power. Due to their bad ruling, the rain wouldn’t come on time. Farmers and others would go on gazing at the sky expecting rain for cultivation. But, dark rainy clouds would come and cover the entire sky. Then thunder and lightning also would start. Therefore, farmers would get ready to cultivate. Women would take things in to house like grains, clothes which had been put outside to dry. But as the expect, the rain never happens, like the bulls go back without fighting. The clouds would go in another direction. Therefore, people who have been expecting rain become sadness and misery. This doesn’t effect on you. In the future, it will become true.

At the present also this is happening. When a ruler does evils, people don’t hesitate to do evil. As a leader he should be an exemplary person. When the morality flies from them, they do disasters. They pollute environment. Destroy natural resources. Then environment also treat them badly as reaction.

 

2nd Dream


In the future

O Lord, I saw cows sucking milks from their very own newborn calves. What this means?

 

The Buddha’s explanationIn the future

Dear king, this dream also doesn’t effect on you or people who live in during your time or my time. This happens in the future. This dream indicates that, the young people in the future, would not care about their parents in their old age. They don’t respect and obey to elders. Children do their own thoughts, without advising of parents or elders. The parents would have to work for their children as servants. They would have to earn their living. They become helpless. Like cows sucking milks from newborn calves, parents would depend on children. In the future this would happen. This doesn’t effect on you.

Isn’t the present is this future which the Buddha indicated? Isn’t this happening at the present? Why elder’s home for the humanity. One day we all become old. That’s the nature. We born to this world because of our parents. When they become old as children everyone have a responsible to feed them, treat them and protect them.

 

3rd dream

 

In the future

O Lord, I saw some tiny plants and shrubs came from the soil. But, they grew no more than few inches, they flowered. After they bore lot of big fruits. What this indicates my Lord?

The Buddha’s explanation

 

In the future

Dear king, this dream also doesn’t effect on you or people who live in during your time or my time. This happens in the future. When the world is going towards its end, the people who are born would be lustful and would have a shorter life span. Girls and boys live together without becoming youngers. They would pregnant and have babies. Like tiny plants have flowers, their menstrual cycle happens. Like tiny plants have big fruits, girls would get pregnant. This will happen in the future. Therefore, this dream doesn’t effect on you.

This future also is not far from us. It same as the present. Now it is happening. Isn’t it? many teenagers destroy their future because of lust. Finally, they curse to the world.

 

4th Dream

In the future

O Lord, I saw some men replaces the strong adult bulls who were pulling the first cart in a caravan with weak young claves. But the young ones were too weak to handle the heavy lord. They refused to pull the carts. Therefore, the caravan didn’t move. Owners could not do their selling. What this dream indicates my Lord?

 

The Buddha’s explanation

In the future

 Dear king, this dream also doesn’t effect on you or people who live in during your time or my time. This happens in the future. In the future, governors over look intellectuals and give higher positions like minister ships, diplomatic positions and appointments to courts. They didn’t take advices from old, intellectual experts.  New officers would haven’t experience to manage like old officers. With the ignorance people and make a mess of their governing. They called finally to intellectuals for help. But by then, they are fed up with this governance and they will refrain from helping. Therefore, government would fail and ruin. This doesn’t effect on you my Lord.

This future also is not far from us. It same as the present. Now it is happening. Isn’t it? there is a saying that Old is gold. Like this young officers should take advises from matured persons. They have experience with knowledge. A ruler should take the priority to this point. He should go to religious leader like monks and priests.

 

5th dream

In the future

O Lord, I saw an extraordinary horse. It had two heads and the had two mouths. It being fed on both sides at once. It was eating greedy. What this means my Lord?

 

The Buddha’s explanation

Dear king, this dream also doesn’t effect on you or people who live in during your time or my time. This happens in the future. In the future, when the world would near its end, the rulers, who come to power are so irresponsible. They appoint irresponsible, money stingy, greedy persons to government positions of law. They judge blind to the truth and honesty. They take bribes from both parties like the voracious with two mouths. This dream also doesn’t effect on you. So don’t worry.

In the future

This is more similar to the present situation. When a ruler appoints his following persons to powers, he missuses his power. then public cannot expect fair. Everything depend on money, bribery. This happens due to irresponsible ruling of a leader in a state.

 

6th dream

 

In the future

O Lord, I saw some people were holding a golden bowl which had worth good fortune. They were requesting an old fox to urinate in it. then the old horrible for did just as people requested. What this means my Lord?

 

The Buddha’s explanation

Dear king, this dream also doesn’t effect on you or people who live in during your time or my time. This happens in the future. The corrupt rulers even though they are from nobility, mistrusting the sons of their nobles in the future. They give priority to the lowest born in the country. They reduce the person who are from nobility and lifting up the low born. Then nobles wouldn’t be able to live with honor. They would give their daughters in marriage to low born new rich to survive. This is like the old fox urinated into the golden bowl. So, it doesn’t effect on you king.

In the future

This just like handing over chickens to a fox. When a ruler doesn’t give right place to the right person whole state will ruin. People become misery. People have to do anything for survive weather it is good or bad. So ruler has responsible to keep right person in right place.

 

7th Dream

In the future

O Lord, I saw a man was plaiting a rope and putting the finished end at his feet. There was an old hungry vixen. She was hiding under the man’s bench and she was eating the finished rope without his knowledge. What this dream indicates my Lord?

 

The Buddha’s explanation

Dear king, this dream also doesn’t effect on you or people who live in during your time or my time. This happens in the future. In the future, women would be hungry for men. They do misconducts. They use liquor. They elaborate clothing and jewelry and diversion. They would neglect their homes. They would pawn or sell the values and everything which their husbands painstakingly earned. They would spend husbands’ money for other men. As the voracious vixen eat the rope, women in the future ruin husbands’ wealth. This also doesn’t effect on you. So don’t worry.

In the future

This future is not far from us. There are spendthrift women in every society. They should protect their husband earning. When they spend for casual husbands, it is a start of a disaster.

 

8th Dream

In the future

O Lord, I saw a big pitcher full to the brim, at the palace gates. There were more empty pitches all around it. but, thousands of people came from all directions, with containers full of water and poured them into the big pitcher. But it was already full. People didn’t give a single glance to the empty ones which standing nearby. Water overflowed in the big pitcher and soaked into the earth. What this dream indicates my Lord?

 

The Buddha’s explanation

Dear king, this dream also doesn’t effect on you or people who live in during your time or my time. This happens in the future. In the future, when the world is in its decline, states and their rulers become poor. They do evil deeds. These selfish rulers would become more demanding and would make the whole country toil solely for them neglecting their own work and empty barns. They would order to people bring their harvest and fill the royal storerooms. People in the kingdoms are engaged only in the affairs of the ruler.  People would serve only for the king and neglect their houses. Just like people full the big pitcher and neglected empty pitchers.

When a country become poor, rulers depend on public. They gather treasures from public. Then the ruler become rich and public become poor. But as the Buddha says, a ruler should protect and feeding like a mother. Indirectly present rulers suck the essence of public. It will happen directly in the near future.In the future

These are the first 8 Dream of King Kosol. All most every dreams indicates what are the results because of unfair and irresponsible ruling of state leaders. There are 8 more dreams to explains from the next article.

To be continued……….

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