THE DREAM – NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ

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THE DREAM – NISARGADATTA MAHARAJ

 

We are only dreaming. True waking and true sleeping

only the Jnani knows.

We dream that we are awake,we dream that we are asleep.
The three states are only varieties of the dream states.

Treating everything as a dream liberates.

As long as you give reality to dreams,

you are their slave.

Are you giving reality to your dreams?

Why?

Do you ever confuse your dreams with your APIRATIONS?

Don’t be deceived.

 

The dream appears to be beginningless,

but in fact it is only now.

 

From moment to moment you are renewing it. Once you have seen that you are dreaming, you shall wake up.

 

But you do not see because you want

the dream to continue.

 

A day will come when you will long for the ending of the dream, with all

your heart and mind, and be willing to pay the price; the price will be dispassion and detachment, the loss of interest in the dream itself.

Wanting it to continue is not inevitable.

 

See clearly your condition, your very clarity

will release you.

 

While I see the dream as real, I’ll suffer being its slave.

 

Both sleep and waking are misnomers. We are only dreaming.

True waking and true sleeping

only the Jnani knows.

 

We dream that we are awake, we dream that we are asleep. The three states are only varieties of the dream state.

 

Treating everything as a dream liberates.

 

As long as you give reality to dreams, you are their slave. By imagining that you are born as so-and-so, you become a slave of the so-and-so. The essence of slavery is to imagine yourself to be a process, to have past and future, to have history.

 

In fact, we have no history, we are not a process, we do not develop,

nor decay; so see all as a dream

and stay out of it.

Follow His advice:

 

Do realize that it is not you who move

from dream to dream,

 

but the dreams flow before you, and you are the immutable

witness. No happening affects your real being –

that is the absolute truth.

While it lasts, the dream has temporary being.

It is your desire to hold on to it

that creates the problem.

Let go. Stop imagining that the dream is yours.

 

Let the dream unroll itself to its very end.You cannot help it.
But you can look at the dream as a dream, refuse it

the stamp of reality.

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