If it’s true right now is the dream mind is dreaming, and there are no people, only dreamers
in the dream relying on duality to defend the fiction they are people, then every dreamer, on close inspection, relies on “The Default Setting” to sustain the fiction it is a person in this dream.
“The Default Setting,” which, in the name of brevity we can refer to as TDS, is what the dreamer reverts to in the dream to prolong the fiction the self is real. No dreamer in this dream can defend the fiction it is a ‘real person’ without relying on the fiction the self it invented is real. This is “The Dreamer’s Dilemma” in this dream. If the self can only exist as a concept in this dream, then how can any dreamer in this dream successfully defend the fiction it is the person it portrays in this dream? Obviously, mind makes it possible for the dreamers in this dream to drag out the defense of “The Master Lie” (that right now is real not a dream) with the fiction the self is real.