Dream Yoga – Do Dreams Help Us Advance Spiritually?

Dream Yoga – Do Dreams Help Us Advance Spiritually?


I am reading about dreaming yoga, and
how to make practical spiritual use of lucid dreams. I should be very interested and grateful
for Guruji´s response on dreaming in a greater detail,
related to own spiritual practice. Thank you. Dream Yoga! Do you know? This is the modern time when people have coined
many forms of yoga. Yoga is one! But now you can find modern names of yoga:
laughing yoga; today I heard the first time: it is dream yoga! However, each individual in daily life
passes through three states of experiences: wakeful, dream and deep sleep. In wakeful state:
gross body, astral body and causal body, three bodies integrated together, are active. In dream state: gross body is sleeping;
astral body, causal body, both are dreaming. In deep sleep state: gross body, astral body are resting;
only causal body, in the form of ignorance, is active. What is dream? Do you know? Spiritual masters tell:
this whole creation is dream; it is the dream of God. You might have heard or read, the teachings of
Paramahamsa Yoganandaji: “Awake in my Cosmic Dream”. This creation is the dream of God. In the dream of God each one of us
is the dream object. Just like: in your dream, you dreamt of the temple,
you dreamt of deities, you dreamt of flowers; I dreamt of a snake. So all these are the dream objects. You, yourself, are the creator of the dream objects, as God in the cosmic dream has created
each one of us in this dream of God. So, in our dream, when we create our dream objects,
we are the creators of our dreams. Each individual can create a dream as he wants,
if the persons lives a conscious life. Otherwise your mind will go on creating dream. Mind in its subconscious nature,
playing in many ways creates funny dreams. But, if you are a seeker, then you can create
your own dreams, in a very conscious way. Spiritual seekers, in their dream, they dream of
holy places, dream of holy people, dream of holy practices, dream of spiritual discussion. If you analyse your dream,
you can know your personalities, you can know your lifestyle, through your dreams. But I am not telling, to much,
to spend your time on analyzing your dream. If your daily life, if your minute-to-minute
life, is more and more God conscious, then your dream will be good dream. If your wakeful life, will be good life,
your dream will be good, even whatever you are simple thing
as conscious breath, you can experience the same conscious breath,
meditation, in your dream.