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Dream World v Real World!

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Dream World v Real World!

Postby equilibrium » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:26 pm

There is a saying in a film:
"Have you ever had a dream that it was so real, what if you were never to wake up from that dream, how would you know the difference between the dream world and the real word?"

What does the above statement mean to you?
Do you think you are in a dream world or are you in the real world?.....more importantly.....are you awake?.....do you SEE any differences?

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby James the Giant » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:03 pm

I means to me someone has watched Inception too many times.
In my experience, it's only in films that people seriously say that. Hollywood seems obsessed by that theme at the moment.
Oh, wait, I have heard people say that, but they were on drugs at the time.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby santa100 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:52 pm

The Buddha defined this "dream world" with more specific terms:

"The Blessed One said: "Monks, sensuality is inconstant, hollow, vain, deceptive. It is illusory, the babble of fools. Sensuality here & now; sensuality in lives to come; sensual perceptions here & now; sensual perceptions in lives to come: both are Mara's realm, Mara's domain, Mara's bait, Mara's range. They lead to these evil, unskillful mental states: greed, ill will, & contentiousness. They arise for the obstruction of a disciple of the noble ones here in training."
~~ http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html ~~

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby James the Giant » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:22 pm

Great relevant quote, Santa.
So if we are involved in sensuality then pretty much we are living in illusion, in a dream.
Interesting how that has echoes of Hindu roots to it.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby kirk5a » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:36 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby Mr Man » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:31 pm

From Nisargadatta Maharaj:

Your world is transient, changeful. My world is perfect, changeless. You can tell me what you like about your world - I shall listen carefully, even with interest, yet not for a moment shall I forget that your world is not, that you are dreaming.

http://www.inner-quest.org/Nisargadatta_Detachment.htm

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby James the Giant » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:09 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby Hanzze » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:13 am

World is how ever world (loka).
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby James the Giant » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:26 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby Hanzze » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:43 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

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Re: Dream World v Real World!

Postby James the Giant » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:36 pm

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.


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