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Direct Introduction in a Dream

In a direct introduction, the practitioner is introduced to the nature of mind, beyond cause and effect. Here are some words from Sogyal Rinpoche in his book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (2002):

...in that powerful moment of introduction, the master can direct his or her realization of the nature of mind - what we call the master’s “wisdom mind” - into the mind of the now authentically receptive student. The master is doing nothing less than introducing the student to what the Buddha actually is, awakening the student, in other words, to the living presence of enlightenment within. In that experience, the Buddha, the nature of mind, and the master’s wisdom mind are all fused into, and revealed as, one. The student then recognizes, in a blaze of gratitude, beyond any shadow of doubt, that there is not, has never been, and could not ever be, any separation: between student and master, between the master’s wisdom mind and the nature of the student’s mind. (p. 45)

This is the sixth entry in a series that began with an intro to the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Dream Yoga and the Natural Light (Chogyal Namkhai Norbu) in an entry entitled "Nature of Mind". Entries 2 - 5 are dreams within cause and effect that have spiritual purpose. This sixth entry is a dream beyond cause and effect.

And the dream...

September, 2007: I become aware that I am lucidly dreaming, witnessing events happening around my body in many realms simultaneously. I look over at the young man sleeping next to me and we begin intimately kissing; I am laughing internally because I am aware this is not actually happening with our bodies. At some moment, the entire conceptual dreamworld breaks apart, like a hammer hitting the center of a glass window, shattering conceptual reality into pieces. These pieces are suspended and space time and an immense luminosity shines through the space between. Through a subtle force, all of the pieces converge into a center, disappear, and then explode out in every direction. The dream and dreamer find themselves in a non-conceptual state, beyond a concept of "I", "me" or "mine", and there is Awareness.

Awareness is Key to Direct Introduction.

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