Should I use this technique (ask myself - see bellow) all the time during the day or just at those time that the mind is fascinated by things?
Also it is said that one should recite the Jinas Mantra thosands of times! What should I do if I Max out at 10 and then fall into sleep.
Should I try to stay awake(aware) as much as possible. Can you elaborate on the technique of staying conscious or is it only a matter of practise?
In the internal worlds the EGO is dreaming. In reality,
we can be sure that the EGO takes its dreams to the internal worlds.
In the internal worlds the EGO is involved with the same things that it
is fascinated by in the physical. Thus we see the carpenter in his
workshop while sleeping, the policeman taking care of the streets, the
hairdresser at the hairdresser shop, the blacksmith at his forge, the
drunk at the tavern or bar, the prostitute in the house of her pleasures
surrendered to lust, etc. All these people live in the internal worlds as
if they were in the physical world. It does not occur to any living
being to wonder if they are in the physical world or on the astral.
Those who have asked themselves this question have awakened in the
internal worlds, and thus have been able to study with amazement all
the marvels of the HIGHER WORLDS. Just by getting used to asking
ourselves this question from moment to moment during the day,
during the so-called state of vigil, we can eventually come to ask
ourselves this same question in the higher worlds during our sleep.
Clearly during sleep, we repeat all that we have done during the day; if
during the day we become accustomed to asking ourselves this
question, during our sleep, while outside our physical body, we will be
repeating the same question to ourselves. The result will be the
awakening of consciousness.