Tuesday, 10 September 2013
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I'm reading the piece 'Accomplishing Dream Yoga' to help me deepen my practice. Certain operations it's talking about are becoming cognizant to me, but a lot of it is still out of my clear reach.

To gain this ability we must be able to hold the clear light of sleep and, at the time of awakening, be able to direct the vital energies into the central channel.

I'm beginning to understand the phrase about vital energies because of recent experience, where after laying down for some time I became aware of a body made of colored light, and there was intuition that I was seeing my vital body. Then, automatically, my self willed vibrations, and I entered an experience which was relatively conscious. Previous experience showed me, instead of a colored body, flashes of light and my image floating up a grey, stone chimney. What I don't feel understanding of is the phrase about the clear light of sleep. To add to this, what is natural light? I'm finding this term in the book Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light by Namkhai Norbu.

The manner of cultivating the power of intention in the dream yoga is explained in the oral tradition of the gurus under six headings:

recognizing dreams
purifying them
increasing dream objects
emanating within the dream
being aware of the objects of perception
meditating on their thatness


I work to cut through dreaming during the day and, with more experience of dream yoga, walking around during the day and dreaming at night are beginning to taste more similar than before. I don't yet understand though what "increasing dream objects" means, or "emanating within the dream". How can I understand these?

Looking on certain previous experiences, I can see funny moments where I overlooked some really absurd things. Is this an understanding of "being aware of the objects of perception"? If I had just been more still and sharp in those experiences, I could have deepened them. I only knew I was dreaming to a certain extent.

During my days now, my night-dreams are becoming central meditations. I can see certain realities of mine they illustrate. The "thatness" of certain dream-elements strikes me more than other dream-elements. Is this a right understanding of "meditating on their thatness"?
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Accepted Answer

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

8 years ago
·
#4436
Accepted Answer

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

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