Author Topic: Ramana Maharshi About Transition Stage When We Are Awaking From The Dream State  (Read 1059 times)

ramana_maharshi

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26th Feb 1946

A visitor told Bhagavan: "Even in my dream, I sometimes feel that I am dreaming i.e. I am conscious that it is a dream and that a fall there, for instance, cannot hurt me and so on. How is that?"

Bhagavan:

How can that be? Even in a dream three must be hurt consequent on a fall. On the other hand, if you are aware it is a dream, you are no longer dreaming.At the best,it may be the transition stage when you are awaking from the dream state.

Another visitor told Bhagavan that some of his dream experiences stood very firmly rooted in his mind, while others were not remembered at all.

Bhagavan remarked:

"All that we see is a dream, whether we see it in the dream state or in the waking state.On account of some arbitrary standards about the duration of experience and so on,we all one experience a dream experience and another a waking experience. With reference to Reality, both the experiences are unreal.

Source: Day by Day By Devaraja Mudaliar

Subramanian.R

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Yes.  Bhagavan Ramana says that even waking state is a dream
for Him.  He sometimes did not know whether it is morning or night.
Because as He says in ULLadu Narpadu, He is beyond time and space.  One devotee used to come for every Krittikai day to pray to Bhagavan Ramana with some offerings.  She was a Muruga bhaktai and she
believed that Bhagavan was Skanda.  Bhagavan Ramana jocularly
said:  O you have come.  So today is Krittikai.  He lived His 54 years
of life like that in Tiruvannamalai. 

Saint Manikkavachagar says in Tiruvachakam:
(Uyirunni Pathu, Decad on killing the ego, Verse 3)

I do not know me and mine.  I do not know how the day becomes
 a night,
I have transcended the mind, You have made me mad,
O Lord of Tiruperundurai, who rides an angry bull for ever,
Why My Lord made me like this, I do not comprehend, O
     Effulgence!

Bhagavan Ramana says in Verse 71 of Sri Arunachala Akshara
Mana Maalai:

My Arunachala!  You have driven out of of me, the evil spirit
of worldliness and possessed me so that I can never shake you
off, and have made me indifferent to the world.

Arunachala Siva.