Question: Of what significance are oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water in dreams?

Sri Chinmoy: An ocean signifies vastness, immensity. Water signifies consciousness. When we dream of water in the ocean, it means consciousness in its immensity, in its vastness. In the ocean, consciousness is static, whereas in a river, consciousness is dynamic. A river is movement, movement towards the destination. When we dream of a river, we have to feel that consciousness is flowing towards its destination, the sea or the ocean.

Sri Chinmoy, Earth’s dream-boat sails.First published by Agni Press in 1974.

This is the 149th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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