When a dreamer in the dream is stuck in the fiction it is the person it is imPERSONating, reality manifests as ‘people defending the fiction the self is real’ and duality will prove it. In this dream, what defends this fiction is amnesia: it serves to separate the dreamer from the truth it is a dreamer in this dream so it can fill time defending the fiction it is the person it is imPERSONating. This is what the dreamers do in this dream. It isn’t good or bad, it is just standard content in this dream. If mind is the dreamer of this dream, which the dreamers, posing as people, refer to as “reality,” than the dreamer’s reliance on the fiction duality is real is “The Main Event” in this dream. The dream is always what ‘rightnow’ is, and it displays the intensity each dreamer brings to the fiction duality will work to prove it is the person it is imPERSONating.
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There is a lot of suffering in the world. You don’t have to look too far to see it. If you suffer, you wonder why it occupies such a huge part of your life. You wonder what it would take to make it go away. Most people medicate — and learn to live with it, facing good and bad days. One day we are up and the next day we are down. One day we are happy, and suddenly, inexplicably, we are unhappy. We write this off as “mood swings,” and dismiss if as a “chemical imbalance.” The truth is, we not only live with suffering, we don’t want to know what suffering is all about. We avoid looking at the origin of suffering because we suspect, or almost know, that the exploration of suffering will take us places we avoid like the plague.
For over thirty five years I operated as a traditional psychologist, defending our preferred rendition of reality, the one we work as a team to keep in place as “the truth,” and then one day a friend introduced me to the writings of Wei Wu Wei, who deconstructed Buddhism to locate the core message, a message that is 180 degrees out of phase with what we insist reality is.
This core message states that what we refer to a “reality’ is a dream in progress, featuring all the ways the dreamers in this dream dismiss truth as false in order to defend the lie they are ‘real people’ in this dream. In this light, there is no one to know who is dreaming this dream, and the dreamers in this dream have assigned many names to the dreamer of this dream, settling, perhaps, on the concept of mind, a vast intelligence that is the dreamer of this dream, such that nothing exits outside of this dream. The dream is what right now is, and it displays where all the dreamers in this dream are with that fact, somewhere between awake, and one with the truth, to deep in a trance, filling time dismissing truth in order to defend the fiction right now is real and not a
dream, and that all the dreamers in this dream are the people they insist they are.
The more you wake up, the more you realize compassion makes perfect sense. All the dreamers in this dream deserve compassion because they try so hard to prove they are people, and they can only be dreamers in this dream, defending the lie they are people. They deserve compassion because no dreamer can prove it is a person in this dream, and time accurately displays how invested we are in the fiction a dreamer in a dream can prove it is a person. It isn’t possible to make the impossible, possible. Go ahead, forgive your ‘self’ for trying.
Compassion comes into focus after you identify how
you fill time defending the fiction what you do in the dream will prove you are a person, when it’s clear no dreamer in a dream can achieve that goal. The dream dictates that our status as a dreamer in this dream is a fixed fact. Everyone in this dream can only be a dreamer in this dream, displaying the intensity they bring to the fiction they can prove they are the person they impersonate.
Compassion goes with waking up in this dream. When you wake up, you know right now is the dream mind is dreaming, and that it features TAG (“The Anti-truth Game”), or the sum of all the ways the dreamers defend and maintain the lie they are a person in this dream. Because this lie is indefensible, the defense of this lie fills the dream with drama, often referred to as “man’s inhumanity to man.”
Since no one is, or can prove it is, a person in this dream, the dream features the dreamers competing to see whose personhood parody defends “The Master Lie” convincingly, that right now is real and not a dream, and that the dreamers are the people they portray in this dream. No dreamer drama has any chance to revoke the fact the dream is the context for this drama. Defending the lie it’s possible for a dreamer in the dream to prove it is the person it insists buy cheap viagra it is, is impossible. it is the seeing of this accurately that results in compassion for the dreamers.