[Advaita-l] Advaita-l Digest, Vol 2, Issue 29

Sankaran Aniruddhan ani at ee.washington.edu
Wed Jun 11 20:10:01 CDT 2003


> But my
> problem in understanding his analogy is ; the dreamer got to be aware of
> such animal as lion in awakened non-dreaming state in order to get scared
> for virtual lion's roar in the dream. If I am not aware of an animal in
> reality , how can I wake up from such virtual animal in the dream ? So, in
> order to make sense of what Shrutis are conveying now, Shrutis  have to be
> *as real as* the awakened state, which is Brahmn. Any thoughts ?

Maybe the dreamer is frightened of lions in the waking
state because (s)he saw a ferocious lion in the dream
state. If we see similar objects in the dream and waking
state, can we say for sure which state is the real cause?


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