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Buddhist and Taoist interpretations of dreams

Both Buddhism and Taoism attach great importance to dreams. Whether it is Buddhist practice or Taoist practice, dreams can play a very important role. Buddhism pays attention to cause and effect, and practice cultivates the mind. For Buddhism, dreams are the embodiment of the heart and are closely related to cause and effect. For Buddhism, dreams are a kind of appearance. All appearances do not arise and all dharmas are immortal. The highest realm of Buddha is that "all appearances are false", which can detect everything, avoid falling into reincarnation, and achieve transcendence. For Taoists, everything in the world originates from nature, Tao follows nature, and everything is a part of itself, and dreams are no exception. Dreams are the illusion of consciousness, and the detachment pursued by Taoists is the unity of heaven and man.

The "Diamond Sutra" says: "All conditioned phenomena are like bubbles in a dream, like dew or lightning, and should be viewed as such." Dreams are the expression of the mind, just like a journey in life, a dream is a reincarnation, It's a cause and effect. In life, many people always feel that their dreams are extremely real, but this is actually just an obsession in their hearts. The deeper the obsession, the more real the dream. Buddhism believes that the deeper a person's obsession in life, the greater the pain he will experience. This kind of obsession will be reflected in dreams. The deeper the obsession, the harder it is to distinguish dreams from reality. If a person wants to gain great freedom, he must know how to let go and escape from the conditioned dharma and dream-like life.

The Buddha said: "I know that all Buddhas and my mind are all like dreams; I know that all Buddhas are like images, and my own mind is like water; I know that all the colors of all Buddhas, and my own mind, are all like illusions." Everything comes from the heart. Dreams arise when the heart moves. For Buddhist practice, dreams are a game of the mind. Everything is based on the mind. Dreams are also created by the heart, so the most important thing is to cultivate the mind. Only by cultivating the mind can we achieve great awakening, and only then can we wake up from dreams and discover that dreams are nothing but nothing.

Dreams are a cause and effect. For Buddhism, everything in the world has cause and effect, cause and effect, cause and effect cycle, endless. No matter what the dream is, it represents cause and effect, and it may be the cause of your future. Just like many people find that sometimes dreams can predict the future. It may also be the result of the past. Things that have passed have been forgotten, but dreams can remind you of this cause and effect.

Taoism emphasizes detachment from this world, and dreams are a type of Taoist practice. Lao Tzu said: "Man follows the earth, the earth follows the heaven, the heaven follows the Tao, and the Tao follows nature." The most famous dream is probably Zhuang Zhou's dream of a butterfly. This is a Taoist manifestation of Tao following nature. Everything in the world is a part of itself. Only when Tao follows nature can it be possible to achieve the state of unity between nature and man. For Taoists, dreams are an attempt to follow nature.

Buddhism believes that dreams are a kind of appearance, and all appearances are false. This is a kind of profound enlightenment. For Taoists, dreams are the combination of transcendence and reality.Together, there is a very close connection between the two. Dreams and reality, there is me in you, and you in me. It is not an illusion. The Buddha said that life is like a dream, which means that everything is illusory. If it cannot be discovered, it will be in vain in the end. Taoism teaches that life is like a dream, and dreams are like real life. If you can control your dreams, you can also control your life.

Buddhism believes that people are in pain in this life, and they are cultivating the next life. They hope that they can achieve transcendence of the mind in this life and be able to be reborn in bliss in the next life. Therefore, the Buddha believes that dreams are part of the many consequences of human karma. If you want to transcend, you must Exploration. We must go from the ordinary mind in dreams to the Buddha mind in dreams. Taoism focuses on this life, not on the afterlife, but only on this life. Taoism seeks to achieve the natural way, the unity of nature and man, and hopes to achieve perfection in this life, so there is the mutual transformation of Zhuang Zhou and Butterfly.

[Master’s characteristic dream analysis]

The above dream interpretations are general interpretations. If you need to know specific matters, you can ask a master to interpret your dreams based on your birth date and the scene when you dreamed:

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