The Tibetan guru Marpa has established six different types of yoga, which were passed down to his disciple, Milarepa. When engaging in Tibetan Dream Yoga, you will be able to gradually gain more control over your dream state.
How to Engage in Tibetan Dream Yoga
1st Step – Wake up or become lucid in the dream state.
2nd Step– Overcome any fear associated with the dream. For instance, if you are afraid of a fire in your dream, you should put the fire out with your hand so that you will realize nothing can harm you in your dream state.
3rd Step – Next, you should compare how your dream and your waking life are similar. Comparing your life in both instances will allow you to realize that life in both states is illusory.
4th Step – To establish that you are in charge of your dream; you should try to control factors of the dream. For instance, you can take big instances and change them into small objects, or you could change a light object into something that is very heavy. After accomplishing this, you can move on to change things in the dream to something opposite. To do this, you can turn fire into water or water into fire.
What you should accomplish
When you are engaging in Tibetan Dream yoga you will have a sense that you have control over your dreams, and that dreams are as insubstantial as objects in their dream. For most people, this way of thinking is almost impossible while awake, but is attainable in the dream state. Once you have control over your dreams, you have the ability to alter the shape of the dream, or make the dream disappear altogether.
During Tibetan Dream yoga, visions of deities; such as Dakinis, Bodhisattvas, or Buddha, should be seen in the lucid dream state. These same images are very common in Tibetan religious art and present during traditional meditation too. When you concentrate on these images while doing Tibetan Dream yoga, you are accessing a doorway to Sunyata (clear light), and when you awaken, you are becoming one with these deities while lucid dreaming at the same time.
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