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December 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Although everyone can dream, not all dreams are significant; and some dreams—those that suggest the presence of other realms—need to be understood and incorporated into waking...

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“Although everyone can dream, not all dreams are significant; and some dreams—those...

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November 28, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“A state called witnessing deep sleep is described as dreamless sleep in which you experience a quiet, peaceful inner state of awareness or wakefulness—a feeling of infinite...

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“A state called witnessing deep sleep is described as dreamless sleep in which you...

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November 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Not a single one of any of the dreams I had last night remains when I wake up. Likewise, not a single one of all these daytime appearances today will appear tonight in my...

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“Not a single one of any of the dreams I had last night remains when I wake up....

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November 12, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Those who can remain in meditation while in dreamless sleep have the potential to abide in the realization of the nature of the clear light of sleep. For an ordinary person,...

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“Those who can remain in meditation while in dreamless sleep have the potential to...

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November 5, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There is said to be a relationship between dreaming, on the one hand, and the gross and subtle levels of the body on the other. But it’s also said there is such a thing as a “...

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“There is said to be a relationship between dreaming, on the one hand, and the gross...

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October 31, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“By examining diverse appearances, the meditator will experience the indivisible union of appearance and its intrinsic emptiness as being devoid of any identifiable essence....

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“By examining diverse appearances, the meditator will experience the indivisible union...

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October 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, until the sleeper wakes no more. Without attention, without the particular turnings of attention developed and practiced through meditative...

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“Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, until the sleeper wakes no more. Without attention, without...

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October 17, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Experiences in a dream are not true, because after waking from sleep not even a trace of them having happened is apparent. They are also not false, because they were...

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“Experiences in a dream are not true, because after waking from sleep not even a trace...

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October 7, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“All subjects and objects in the dream can be transformed. In dream yoga you may take a hundred things and transform them into just one, or take one thing and multiply it by a...

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“All subjects and objects in the dream can be transformed. In dream yoga you may take...

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September 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Perhaps the function of waking is to elaborate who and how I may be in my dreams. The lucid dreamer is not dreaming to live life while awake, but, with preternatural agency...

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“Perhaps the function of waking is to elaborate who and how I may be in my dreams. The...

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