By Leo Hartong, Tony Parsons

Awakening to the Dream talks in regards to the present of lucid residing, shock of re-cognising the secret of our collective and precise id, and approximately re-membering the treasure trove inside.

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The next three chapters are dedicated to dissecting this belief. We will approach this apparent certainty from different angles and see how much substance there is to the idea. Nothing said here is meant to tell you to get rid of your ego, but rather it endeavors to show you that there really is no independent ego, just like there are no waves independent of the ocean. We are accustomed to thinking of ourselves as autonomous centers of consciousness residing in bodies. pmd 49 15-5-2003, 20:05 thoughts, and feelings or is a subject to which stuff happens.

If not, let us see if there is a way to progress to understanding or, perhaps surprisingly, to the realization that the very belief in a progressive path may be an obstacle to understanding. Could it be that we are walking around in search of the light while carrying a lit lantern? pmd 34 15-5-2003, 20:05 6 Saints, sinners, seekers and sages There is only one Guru, ever present, The whole universe is His ashram, No need for a path that leads to here, No need to meditate for all is sacred, No need to find what never was lost.

It is the container and perceiver, the creator and destroyer of all. It is as it is, including the idea that there is understanding here and the idea of a ‘me’ not understanding it. As a Zen text states: If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are. pmd 33 15-5-2003, 20:05 If this is clear, just throw away the book, use it for kindling, or give it to a friend. If not, let us see if there is a way to progress to understanding or, perhaps surprisingly, to the realization that the very belief in a progressive path may be an obstacle to understanding.

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