[INDOLOGY] Lucid dreaming in Sanskrit?
martingansten at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 19:07:30 UTC 2017
In recent years there has been a surge of popular books on the topic of
cultivating one's ability to experience lucid dreams -- that is, dreams
in which the dreamer is aware that he/she is dreaming and is able to a
greater or lesser extent to influence the unfolding of dream events;
extreme clarity and wealth of detail are other commonly reported
features. Some of these books expound (with varying degrees of
knowledge, or so it seems to a non-Tibetologist like myself) on the
connection between lucid dreaming and Tibetan 'dream yoga'. But what
about Sanskrit sources? Are there any works in Sanskrit -- Buddhist or
otherwise -- dealing with such states of mind and/or practices? I know
of works on svapnaśāstra in the sense of oneiromancy, but that is all.
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