pink_trike wrote: Annabel wrote:
Hi, David, I think you will always stay "TheDhamma" to me...!
David N. Snyder was born in an apartment in Germany while his mother slept and his father was away on military maneuvers. His mother literally slept through the labor process as there was no pain to her. The Buddha was born in a similar way and the Suttas report that all samma-sam-buddhas (enlightened Buddhas who teach the masses) are born with no pain to the mother.
Really? Is that so? Amazing.
In those few remaining places of the world where people still live in harmony with the natural world (deep jungle tribes in South America, as an example) easy birth is still the norm...women commonly just stop whatever they're doing, squat and "drop" the the child, rest an hour or so, then return to normal life. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they too experienced giving birth during sleep.
Pink Trike, I've been meaning to tell you that I dreamt of you last night. It was a dhamma dream.
You came to Germany, visiting some German members, and on your way to Berlin.
You stopped by my place, and we all stayed at a place with a swimming pool, indoors. You had a small son, of 2-3 years. (I don't think you do real life)
Anyhow, I was swimming around, when I suddenly saw a lifeless something under the surface, on my left side, grabbed it, and pulled it out. It was your son, seemingly dead.
I held him upside down,and squeezed the water out of his lungs, my hands on his chest and back, 3 times, but he didn't breathe, so I continued, until he drew in air,with an awful gasping sound, and then you came running towards me through the knee deep water, and I gave him to you.
I forgot to say, while I was holding him upside down, I screamed for help.
He was fine and you flew away to Berlin.
I was left feeling unspeakably happy.
The thought I had, which makes it a dhamma dream for me was, that I thought about the dhamma, and my kamma, and that I had the distinct feeling my kammic burden felt so much lighter, so much lighter.
I was so happy I was given a chance to save a life...
I'm sure you don't have a son, Pink Trike.
Btw, I also saw your face quite clearly. I made efforts to remember it,for later, when I'm awake.
If that isn't odd, isn't it?
That you know you're dreaming and the dhamma arises?