should i be practicing lucid dreaming?

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Re: should i be practicing lucid dreaming?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:03 am

alan... wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:are you firmly established in a waking practice?


yes. you said "...in a waking practice?" are there sleeping practices in theravada?

not that I know of
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Re: should i be practicing lucid dreaming?

Postby paul lennon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:09 am

the main reason we dream during sleep is because we dream during the day....

we rarely are attentive to the moment....

as we progress in meditation the mind quiets down and the dreaming begins to cease....

eventually during sleep we begin to be conscious of the fact that our body is asleep but our mind is awake....

the word buddha means to be awake....

there are various names for the body we use during sleep....

it is basically the emotional body....it is a realm where our emotions...desire being the most powerful emotion.....reign...

but also other emotions....
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Re: should i be practicing lucid dreaming?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:05 am

Hi Paul,
Could you finish those sentenses please, it is dificult to know what is being said with half the words missing.
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