Theory of Re-birth
goode at DPW.COM
Mon Feb 16 02:40:18 CST 1998
> This quote comes from Sri Ramana Maharshi=92s Who Am I? - Nan Yar?, ques=
> 22. Is there no difference between waking and dream?
> Waking is long and a dream short; other than this there is no difference.
> Just as waking happenings seem real while awake. so do those in a dream
> while dreaming. In dream the mind takes on another body. In both waking a=
> dream states thoughts. Names and forms occur simultaneously.
> Thanks! Here's another quote along the same lines from RM:
in _TALKS_With_Ramana_Maharshi_, page 469. A devotee asks the
difference, saying that there is more continuity in waking than in
dream. Ramana says:
"You go to sleep and dream a dream in which the experiences
of fifty years are condensed within the short duration
of the dream, say five minutes. There is also a continuity
in the dream. Which is real now? Is the period covering
fifty years of your waking state real or the short duration
of five minutes of your dream? The standards of time differ
in the two states. That is all. There is no other difference
between the experiences."
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