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The journey of silver dreams
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 148th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: What are dreams?
Question: What does it mean when you see colours in your dreams?
Question: What does it mean when you see animals in your dream?
Question: If one has a dream, will the events in it actually take place?
Question: How do dreams materialise? Can they be prevented from doing so?
Question: Can you explain why, while babies are sleeping, sometimes they smile like angels and sometimes they cry?
Question: Can these dreams at such an early age be reminiscences from previous lives?
Question: Once while I was in a meditative mood, I saw a very ancient temple where lots of people were worshipping statues. There was so much reality in it. I recognised all the faces I saw. What is the significance of this?
Question: But what is the good of having a dream like that?
Question: During the past five months I've experienced two mandalas; the first was a vision of all the people I knew and the second was a vision of a blue lotus. Can you explain the cause of these?
Question: I have always had a great interest in philosophy. Once during my sleep, I felt that Socrates and Ben Franklin were two incarnations of one soul. Can you trust a dream that seems so clear?
Question: What is the relationship between our dreams and reality?
Question: How should we respond to dreams from the lower worlds?
Question: If one has a dream about one's spiritual Master, is it reliable?
Question: What happens when we dream about you?
Question: Guru, I have a question about a dream my husband had. He is not a disciple, but the dream was about you. He dreamt that you visited him and had a discussion about genetics with him and that you told him that environment was not that important in one's spiritual development.
Question: What should we do if we have a frightening dream that foretells the death of somebody?
Question: How can we tell what plane of consciousness our dreams come from?
Question: How can we remember our dreams when we awaken?
Question: What is the best way to learn the meaning of our dreams? Does it do any good to read books?
Question: Is it bad to pray to God for spiritual dreams?
Question: How can we have spiritual dreams?
Question: Last year when you were in India, I had a dream in which I heard distant music and I woke up and thought I was either dead or in Heaven.
Question: In what plane of consciousness are our dreams?
Question: What determines what we dream?
Question: About a year and a half ago I dreamt that I fell down through the earth and became a prisoner somewhere. Then a group of us, myself and other prisoners, had to try to work together to get out of the prison.
Question: If in a dream we feel deep love for someone, how can we best carry detached love into our outer relationship?
Question: I dreamt that I was outside my parents' house and I saw an old friend of mine whom I had known before I was a disciple. He brought back a sort of bad state in myself, but I was playing with him. All of a sudden a large, powerful purple eagle came down from the sky and attacked me. I killed it, and I felt the most powerful force that I have ever felt in myself.
Question: Right after I got married, I had a dream in which all I saw was your face. It was very powerful and dynamic, and it came right in front of me and seemed to be pulling me.
Question: Guru, I had a dream about Krishna and Arjuna. In the dream I think I was Arjuna. The word 'Arjuna' came out of my stomach.
Question: Guru, before going to bed lately, I've been praying just to have a silent sleep, because I don't like to have bad dreams. Should I keep on doing this, or should I just let dreams come that come?
Question: Guru, I had this dream about Sri Anandamayi Ma. She gave me four pictures. The two middle ones were white. The first one was that of my former Master's own Master, and the one on the far end I could not recognise.
Question: Guru, if we have a dream in which you appear to us and tell us something very clearly, is it the same thing as your telling it to us face to face?
Question: I felt that I was climbing a very steep hill. It was green, very luscious, with grass and stuff. It was becoming very steep, and I got afraid. But I kept going up with the assistance of an unidentified person. When I almost reached the top, I was distracted by some nuns offering flowers.
Question: I have wonderful meditations with you and then go home that night and have very vital and impure dreams.
Question: I was carrying a large box along with someone else, and I was taking it to you. But then you came and said that I was not doing the right thing.
Question: I had a dream in which I entered a room. I saw that you and all your disciples had wings.
Question: Guru, I had a dream about my older sister. She was wearing a green sari and she was standing on a path that was a kind of twilight.
Question: It was evening. First I saw the green sari and then I noticed the evening twilight.
Question: I dreamt that I was talking to someone and we were looking over a vast, fertile land. Also I saw the sky which was like a golden dawn, like when the sun is rising over the land and casting a gold light.
Question: I had a dream that you told me to make a blue ball for you.
Question: I don't remember the dream exactly, but it was like sinking down into something, and when I came out it was like coming out of meditation. I almost wanted to stay there.
Question: I dreamt that I invited you and Swami Vivekananda and Sri Ramakrishna to my house.
Question: This morning I had a dream in which you asked me to meditate.
The day I wanted to sail
My ancient dream
Big dreams, small dreams
A born dreamer
Man and God
My dream will be fulfilled
The story of dream and fulfilment
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