Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dreaming Is A Form Of Movement

Neither cling to the notion of a mind, nor cling to the notion of purity, nor cherish the thought of immovability; for these are not our meditation. When you cherish the notion of purity and cling to it, you turn purity into falsehood. . . Purity has neither form nor shape, and when you claim an achievement by establishing a form to be known as purity, you obstruct your own self nature, you are purity bound.

Hui-neng, the 6th patriarch of Chan Buddhism, gave a group of 8th century monks a lesson in meditation using those words. Hui-neng could have been talking about our dream state as well. In the dream state we have purity of thought. Dreams are filled with powerful learning experiences, but we consider them empty because we don't understand them. Dreams are filled with ideas constructions that become impulses. Dreams connect our inner world with our exterior world.

Dreaming is a form of movement. The conscious mind experiences the self without a body. We live life in another reality.

Dreams give us a plethora of information about the state of our bodies as well as the state of reality. They show us probable external conditions that our present beliefs will manifest. The dream state allows us to experience trial frameworks and probable actions. We decide which framework of action we want to physically materialize.

Our physical life springs from invisible worlds, and we create our reality from these worlds using our thoughts and beliefs. The power of our identity and individuality comes from the inner self. The inner self projects that power in our waking state as well as in the dream state.

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