“The subject, that which experiences the dream, is the mind. By holding the thought that all is a dream, you begin to dissolve this “subject”. That is, the mind begins to dissolve itself, automatically” (Norbu, 1992, p. 76).
In a conversation with Norbu Rinpoche's editor, Michael Katz, he shared that dreams within cause and effect can be either karmic, stemming from past life, early childhood, or recent events. Or, they can be dreams of clarity, which usually occur in the early morning hours. To spare all of you readers from hearing my mental chatter, I included only dreams of clarity to illustrate this!
To bring about liberation from cyclical existence, the student of Tibetan Buddhism (and other spiritual traditions) receive a direct introduction to the natural state. This is beyond cause and effect, and is characterized by Selflessness with Awareness, non-conceptual.
For more resources, you can read Chogyam Namkhai Norbu's book "Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light", and the editor of this book, Dr. Michael Katz, has recently written a book entitled "Tibetan Dream Yoga: The Royal Road to Enlightenment". Below are links to both of their websites.
Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light comes through the Dzogchen teachings, which are recognized as the most direct path in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Read on and Enjoy!!!
Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
(This is seventh and final in a series of entries that began with "Nature of Mind", which briefly explained dreams within cause and effect, and those that are beyond. Entries 2 - 6 are examples of dreams or clarity within cause and effect. It is my hope that these entries bring benefit and clarity to the dreamer on the path of enlightenment.)