Reflections

See the dream as a dream

There is no need of a way out [of the dream]!
Don’t you see that a way out is also a part of the dream?
All you have to do is see the dream as dream.
The very idea of going beyond the dream is illusory.
Why go anywhere?
Just realize that you are dreaming a dream you call the world,
and stop looking for ways out.
The problem is not the dream. 
Your problem is that you like one part of your dream and not another. 

Love all, or none of it, and stop complaining. 

When you have seen the dream as a dream, you have done all that needs be done. (117)
It [the dream] appears to be beginningless, but in fact it is only now.
From moment to moment you are renewing it.
Once you have seen that you are dreaming, you shall wake up.
But you do not see because you want the dream to continue.
A day will come when you will long for the ending of the dream, with all your heart and mind,
and be willing to pay the price;
the price will be dispassion and detachment, the loss of interest in the dream itself.
Wanting it to continue is not inevitable.
See clearly your condition, your very clarity will release you. (506)

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj (from I Am That)

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