Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 23 08:02:30 EST 2018

Namaste Kameswararao Mahodaya,

Although this question was addressed to Subbuji, kindly do not mind my
reply below...

On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 5:08 PM, KAMESWARARAO MULA via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Q: if  jiva is one , it is only one body that has a jiva, then
>  What is the reality of the bodies seen in dreams, which have no
> jivas?Please put your views in the case of dream perception.

​If there are no jIvas in a dream, who is dreaming? The dreamer is the jIva
who is none other than the waker brahman. In fact, this dream becomes the
example in EJV to explain the exemplified waking state, which you seem to
have understood.

OTOH, if you are questioning the dream of the waker which is itself said to
be like a dream, its like a dreamer dreaming another dream.

--Praveen R. Bhat
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