Since the Teaching of Non-Duality, as introduced here, bumped up against the hypothetical issue of credibility, it serves our purpose to jump into a palliative analogy – the analogy of the Dream.
The succession of dreams during a night's sleep have been compared to the succession of dreams & lifetimes in the
– apparent Reincarnation, when actually we Reality continues as Consciousness
alone. Taking the Dream at face value,
the Dream is a good analog for the Waking
State . There is a Dream–World, there are Dream–Objects,
there are other sentient beings, & typically one central Protagonist – "me", as I may be in a
given Dream. Waking
Again the Dream–Objects are only inferred from the Dream–Sense signals in the Dream, the Dream–Senses from the Dream–nerve signals, the Dream–thoughts so interpreted, and so on. We know from the
perspective, that the Dream is
unreal, despite apparent objects, Sense signals senses, nerve signals, Mind, thoughts
& central character. Every Dream
comes to an end, as does every Life in the Waking
State . Waking
In this sense, a Dream can be seen as a hint, a suggestion of how the Waking Life could seem Real & yet not be real; how it could be purely mental, made of thought, insubstantial thought; & therefore existing only in & as Consciousness.
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"There is no Creation, no Destruction, no Bondage, no longing to be freed from Bondage, no striving for Liberation, nor anyone who has attained Liberation. Know that this to be Ultimate Truth." – the "no creation"
, Shankara, Ramana, school of Gaudapada – Ajata
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