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by alan...
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: dreams?
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: dreams?

I also sleep on the right side (all night). :) It was a bit difficult only for the first few weeks, especially when it used to feel a little painful on the right hip... but now it just feels comfortable. I also sleep on a very thin futon (not due to any particular choice, though...) I think it's le...
by alan...
Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: dreams?
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: dreams?

is this from the sutta on nodding? interesting. so how much sleep do you get a night? i imagine keeping your mind set on getting up would lessen dream recall as the way most remember dreams is to keep the mind on remembering them. so keeping it on something else would likely have the opposite effec...
by alan...
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: dreams?
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: dreams?

are you having less REM sleep and therefore literally dreaming less or are you simply not remembering as many of your dreams as you used to? how is this due to the practice? or rather, and perhaps additionally: what practice are you doing that is affecting the frequency of how often you dream? in m...
by alan...
Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: dreams?
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: dreams?

I don't have any books on it right now so any recommendations would be great. Thanks. And good luck with your own dream practice! Do you have anything that you specifically want to do in your dreams to further your practice? I guess you did mention jhana, I wonder if you can do those while dreaming...
by alan...
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: dreams?
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: dreams?

Hmm... I dream a lot less than I used to, due to the practice... interesting. could you elaborate? are you having less REM sleep and therefore literally dreaming less or are you simply not remembering as many of your dreams as you used to? how is this due to the practice? or rather, and perhaps add...
by alan...
Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: dreams?
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: dreams?

I don't know what an orthodox Theravada perspective on dreams would look like but I have my own plans to use dreams as another means of practice. I want to start doing the whole dream journal thing until I have complete control and recollection of my dreams, once I get to that point I want to simpl...
by alan...
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: dreams?
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

dreams?

from a theravada perspective: what of dreams? should they be ignored? worked with? is there much mention in the canon (i can only find a couple of places, namely the one where the buddha has dreams before he reaches enlightenment about bugs and birds and what not)? furthermore, to those of you who c...