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Vedanta or No Vedanta, the Truth Is the Truth
Launa: I was not aware that these emails were posted online.
Daniel: Yes, certain satsangs are added to the ShiningWorld site to help other inquirers. I might add this one too. I hope you are fine with this, Luana?! ☺
Luana: I have had these dreams for many years, since my mid-twenties. And Vedanta I only started in October, so it is not because of Vedanta. The dreams showed me to Vedanta. I think it is teaching.
Daniel: Vedanta or no Vedanta, the truth is the truth. Vedanta just happens to be the grandaddy of teachings that reveals the truth. Because of spiritual work (whether done in this lifetime or in previous births) you have collected “spiritual merit,” which is sprouting.
Luana: Thank you for taking it seriously. I needed to share, since non-believers do not understand that it is teaching. And Vedanta just says it is dreams and dreams are not important. But I say it correlates with teaching and that it is truth.
Daniel: To be an inquirer of truth is rare and you often find yourself alone among family and peers. Don’t worry about this. Often it’s best not to even share your insights or understanding with those around you. As Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita: “The wise do not disturb the minds of the ignorant.”
Vedanta does not negate the importance of dreams. Vedanta just negates the reality of dreams. Dreamwork can be useful in both self-inquiry and in Shadow work.
Use these dreams to further deepen your understanding. The truth is being revealed to you in the dream state, it’s revealing your true nature. Claim your true identity as free awareness. Even if it feels fake, take a stand in awareness as awareness.
Luana: I do not understand what is meant by my “search is over.” But I am following you, I can get to know awareness more. I do not know when one is realized. Am I? Not actualized of course.
Daniel: You are awareness. There is nothing more or less to know than this simple, ordinary and obvious statement.
You can’t get to know awareness more, because you are awareness. You are the awareness that knows Luana. The only thing that you can do is qualify Luana’s mind so her understanding of her true self is actualised. Here is a link to qualifications: link.
There is nothing to find. You are the finder, the finding and the found. You are awareness.
You are realised when you know that you are awareness. And you are actualised when this realisation is 100% firm in the mind and you know what it means to be awareness. Actualisation is total confidence in the statement “I am whole and complete, ever-free, limitless, unchanging awareness.” A doubt-free mind results in a sense of total relaxation.
Luana: That you say it is grace from Isvara helps a lot. I have felt it must be God guiding me, helping with finding the way all these years. Thank you so much for confirmation. I do not feel alone in my understanding of what I feel as a great blessing. Real. And true. Not illusion, fiction, fantasy or delusion.
Daniel: Yes, you are very graced. Mind you, grace is earned, so good for you, Luana. May Isvara continue to bless you.
Luana: I do not see how it works, because the teaching comes through during the nighttime in my dreams, in clear words that I remember.
Daniel: Whether it is during waking state or dream state, the truth is the truth. Isvara can reveal the truth in any way, at any time. Don’t worry about how it’s delivered, simply receive it with a smile of gratitude and use it in your inquiry.
~ Much love, Daniel