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18th December, 1936

Talk 297.

Mr. Cohen asked: Meditation is with mind in the jagrat (waking) state. There is mind in dream also. Why is there no meditation in dream? Nor is it possible?

M.: Ask it in the dream.

After a short silence Sri Bhagavan continued:

You are told to meditate now and find who you are. Instead of doing it you ask “Why is there no meditation in dream or in sleep?” If you find out for whom there is jagrat (waking), it will be clear that dream and sleep are also for the same one. You are the witness of jagrat (waking), svapna (dream) and sushupti (sleep) - rather, they pass before you.

Because you are out of meditation now, these questions arise. Stick to meditation and see if these questions arise.

Source: Talks With Ramana Maharshi Book


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Re: Ramana Maharshi answers to Why is there no meditation in dream
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 10:19:07 AM »

Dear prasanth,

Nice story.  In dreams, one gets dreams like going to temples or
praying to Siva.  One gets dreams like circumambulating the Hill.
Or eating in Sri Ramanasramam dining hall.  But one hardly meditates in the dream.  Why?  I think that we are not able to be silent and
be still even in dreams.  Our dreams are also full of activities
and we do not remain Summa even in our dreams!

Arunachala Siva.