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Kamma & Dreams

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Kamma & Dreams

Postby uniformsquare » Sun Sep 06, 2009 3:21 am

I was wondering do you produce kamma when you dream?

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Guy » Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:23 am

Hi uniformsquare,

I have a theory that it's the other way around: What you dream is a result of past kamma (often what you've been doing or thinking about that day is reflected in the dream state).

I might be wrong about this...

With Metta,

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby acinteyyo » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:07 am

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby kannada » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:46 am

Just a view - nothing more...

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:27 pm

Last edited by Cittasanto on Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby kannada » Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:08 pm

Just a view - nothing more...

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby acinteyyo » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:01 pm

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:15 pm

Ladies and gentlemen ~
Please return to topic.
Thanks

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby uniformsquare » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:32 pm

I guess my question is do we still have intention in dreams?

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Moggalana » Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:45 pm

Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby kannada » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:51 pm

Just a view - nothing more...

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:28 am

Hi kannada
I understand, but your off-topic meanderings was derailing this thread.
By all means start another thread on the aspect of kamma that you wish to explore.
OK, enough meta-discussion, let's return to topic.
Kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:43 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Guy » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:49 am

Hi All,

Last night I had a lucid dream, I was being chased by a glass of orange juice who somehow represented a friend I had in high school and at some point I must have realized that glasses of orange juice aren't people and so I became lucid. At which point my first intentional action within the dream for some reason was to create a bow and arrow and shoot at a speed limit sign - would this be considered kamma, considering I was aware of the fact I was dreaming and I intended to do something?

With Metta,

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Thaibebop » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:24 am

it makes more sense to me that the dreams had are reflections of your kamma. I have never liked my dreams, they have always been strange and disturbing. I figured that they might as well be a form of punishment for many have terrified me way after I have had them.

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Re: Kamma & Dreams

Postby Individual » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:09 am

The best things in life aren't things.



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