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Dream Quotes

The greatest dream we can have is to forget that we are dreaming.
- Adyashanti

Transcended

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended. – Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Greatest Dream

The greatest dream that we can have is to forget that we are dreaming. – Adyashanti

Witness

Anything that you can look at as a witness is a dream. – Osho, Book of Secrets

Dreamlike

There is no good reason to say that yesterday was more solid and real than last night’s dream, except that we cling to our dreamlike experience of yesterday more than to our experience of last night’s dream. – 7th Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Safely Insane

Dreams permit each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. – William Dement

Waking State

Your thinking that you have to make an effort to get rid of this dream of the waking state, and your making efforts to attain jnana (realization of Self) or real awakening, are all parts of the dream. – Ramana Maharshi

Direct

You can direct. Once you can direct your dreams you can direct everything, because dream is the very stuff of this world. – Osho

Remember

Whatsoever you are doing, remember this is a dream. While eating, remember this is a dream. While walking, remember this is a dream. Let your mind continuously remember while you are awake that everything is a dream. -Osho

Dream

If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream – a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows – is essentially poetry. – Michel Leiris

Awakeness/Awareness

Student: I’ve made up all of it? Adyashanti: The whole thing. But the awakeness in you is not dreaming. Only the mind is dreaming. It tells itself stories and wants to know if you’re progressing. When you shift into wakefulness, you realize, “Wait, it’s a dream. The mind is creating an altered state of reality, a virtual reality, but it’s not true – it’s just thought.” Thought can tell a million stories inside of awareness, and it’s not going to change awareness one bit. The only thing that’s going to change is the way the body feels. If you tell yourself a sad story, the body reacts to that. And if you tell yourself a self-aggrandizing story, the body feels all puffed up, confident. But when you realize it’s all stories, there can be a vast waking up out of the mind, out of the dream. You don’t awaken, what has eternally been awake realizes itself. That which is eternally awake is what you are.

Change the Dream

Don’t try to change the dream, because trying to change it is just another movement in the dream. – Adyashanti

Between Dream and Reality

For one who is centered in the third eye, (dream and reality are one) dreams will become real and the whole of reality will become just a dream, because when your dream can become real, you know there is no basic difference between dream and reality. – Osho

Direct

You can direct. Once you can direct your dreams you can direct everything, because dream is the very stuff of this world. – Osho, Book of Secrets

Beyond the Dream

The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory. Why go anywhere? Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world, and stop looking for ways out. The dream is not your problem. Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining. When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that need be done. – Nisargadatta Maharaj