|Vedanta Spiritual Library|
Module - G
Unit - G03
Lesson G0327: Suggested practice to ensure joyful living
By Raja Subramaniyan
Our life is just like a dream.
During the dream, we experience joy or sorrow depending on the dream objects, which really do not exist. Even in real life, we experience joy or sorrow depending on the objects of the world, which really do not exist.
In the dream, the objects keep changing. Even in real life, the objects keep changing. In both dream and in real life, objects are not permanent.
We do not always know why we went through a specific dream experience. It is true for our experience in real life. We will not be able to find the ultimate cause for any effect.
We have no control over the experience of the dream. It is true with the real life too.
We do not remember the dream for long. This is true with the real life too. We have no clue what we were doing at this time ten years back.
Dream experience is not permanent. It does not leave a mark on our real life. It is true for the real life too. Experiences in the real life do not leave a mark on our real self.
We need to understand these similarities and meditate up on them,
Frequently (atleast five times a day)
Continuously (atleast for two minutes every time)
For a long period of time (Till we get liberation)
This will make our knowledge steady and ensure joyful life for us.