Wednesday, October 8, 2008

dream world

'Consider thy state when asleep. Verily, I say, this phenomenon is the most mysterious of the signs of God amongst men, were they to ponder it in their hearts.' 


Now i am no teacher or scholar or anything like that. But i encourage all of you to go pick up your copy of 'The Gleanings' (if you have one good, if not google it) and read quote LXXIX.
Baha'u'llah tells us in this passage of the infinite worlds that exist in creation. 
He says that they 'are countless in their number, and infinite in their range' 
He says that dreams are just one of these infinite worlds...
And then He goes on to explain the nature of dreams.. of how they are part of who we are and also a sign of God's generosity to man, because they allow us to transcend this life.
He tells us that dreams can in another world and in mysterious ways tell us about the future.
They are a world as concrete as the one we breathe and live in.
He tells us that 'the creation of God embraceth worlds besides this world, and creatures apart from these creatures'
I guess it means that other creatures are given other insights into creation.. maybe not through dreams! who knows!! exciting eh? i wonder what our alien brothers are like!

all i am trying to say is that we should cherish our dreams cause they are a gift of God and a way to get a deeper understanding of life. so when you have one, dig into it and understand what its saying. also if it is not a pleasant one! just look into it. maybe its telling you that you need to change! 
get rid of ego because it is what brings us down! in fact Baha'u'llah also says at the end of the tablet that He does not go deeper into explanations of the worlds because of how mankind behaved!

finally it says that we should meditate on what Baha'u'llah tells us in this tablet so that we may discover the purpose of God... wow. what does this mean? any ideas?



amy said...

what about people who don't have dreams? are we bad?

Shido said...

we always dream. but our minds being a reflection of the soul's closeness to God and being like the light of the lamp, might not understand these time-space
travel experiences and can't compute them maybe?

basically when you remember a dream its because you are capable of understanding it. if not its beyond you and you must work harder to grow to understand them!
maybe if you do not dream it just means you are good but have to work harder if you want to understand what God is giving you!
thats my idea so i don't know...

Anna said...

O thou beloved maid-servant of God! If thou art not seeing dreams (and visions), be thou not sad. Thou art going to see, whilst thou art awake. A wakeful eye is acceptable in the Threshold of the Almighty. Therefore, I hope that thou wilt open the eye of thine insight, travel in all the realms of God, see the splendor of the Kingdom and behold the effulgence of the Realm of might.

(Abdu'l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu'l-Baha v3, p. 530)

Anonymous said...

*my* idea? amy's ba-ad. real ba-ad.

this is what happens when you wear sunglasses at night.

Clare Jamal O'Brien said...

I just realized that you have a blog!! I love dreams. I have based some of the most important decisions on dreams...sometimes I wake up feeling like I have had a wonderful consultation all night with someone I love and I feel like i know what to do about it. VERY interesting stuff Shido... well done!