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Swamiji has quoted great verses in support that waking state karma does not get meted out in dreams state. But as moonstar2001 has commented, there are differing views on this. Since you mentioned Sri Swami Sivananda's quotes, let us see what the great saint Sri Swami Sivananda Himself has said about this: Does dream actions result in karma getting ...


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Analysis of dreams(swapna) has been done in detail in the Agni Purana.I'll be quoting from the book Essence of Dharma Sindhu that contains its summary. Swapna Prakarana: Swimming in a river or Sea, flying in the Sky, Graha-Nakshatra-Surya-Chandr a darshana, hiking a high building or a temple, drinking hard drinks, eating meat, spraying krimi-ke etaas on ...


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It simply means that you were a devotee of Durgaji in some previous lifetime and she is reminding you to worship her again to complete your journey. You seem to be one lucky fellow because even those devotees don't see her in their dreams who have been worshipping her for a long time. In fact a new study in psychology suggests that many of your dreams might ...


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This is a good sign or a guidance to be followed which you decipher by yourself what it could be. More likely it seems a guidance. Lord Shiva says thus in 11th chapter of Shiv Rahasya My Signs are of two kinds, those that endure and those that pass away. The enduring ones are the Sky, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Mountains and the Sea. ...


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States of Consciousness and Dreams Modern materialistic science is not sure about the origin and nature of most psychic phenomena including dreams. This information can be found in Vedic scriptures. Srimad Bhagavatam 6.16.53-54, 7.7.25 or 7.15.61 describes three material states of consciousness: jagrata, awakened state svapna, dreaming state susupti, deep ...


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As per this Agni Purana chapter, it is a good omen in fact. A fairly detailed analysis of dreams and Omens is provided in Agni Purana. Dreams are good when they involve mountains, palaces, snakes, riding horses or bulls, white flowers, trees, possession of arms and many heads, triumphs in wars, wearing garlands or clothes, witnessing eclipses, ...


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I don't think there is anything inauspicious about riding camels because, in Yuddha Kanda, Indrajit's Rakshasa army rode atop camels among other war animals: तं प्रस्थितं महात्मानमनुजग्मुर्महाबलाः| संहर्षमाणा बहवो धनुःप्रवरपाणयः || ६-७३-१० गजस्कन्धगताः के चित्के चित्परमवाजिभिः| व्याघ्रवृश्चिकमार्जारखरोष्ट्ट्रैश्च भुजम्गमैः || ६-७३-११ वराहैः ...


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Your experiences in your daily life becomes your dreams,your meetings,your doings,your thoughts,your anger,your wishes,youe failures,your success,your relations all of them together form your dreams.You can never know the beginning of a dream. From psychology.about.com: Dreams have fascinated philosophers for thousands of years, but only recently have ...


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They are both apparent realities experienced. The 'link' between the two states is the perceiver. The perciever experiences, is presented, with each state separately, the perceiver does not, cannot, experience both states at the same time. The perceiver is only aware of mental states. The Mandukya Upanishad IV says (The Upanishads: A New Translation by Swami ...


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By occurring in an individual I assume you mean where in the physical body do these states occur. There seems to be some confusion as to terms. So lets be exact. Please see my answer to this question - Where does a Soul attach to the Body? The ‘Soul’ when seen from universal standpoint is often referred to as the Atman. The Soul when seen from an individual ...


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These questions are dealt with in detail in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV. iii. 10-34. Verse 15 says that "...He remains unaffected by whatever he sees in that [dream] state, for this infinite being is unattached." - Whatever happens in the dream state has no effect on a person's karma, you are unattached to your body and organs and there is no activity ...


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The states of consciousness you're looking for are described in the Mandukya Upanishad of the Atharvana Veda, which you can read here: All this is certainly Brahman. This Self is Brahman. This Self, as such, is possessed of four quarters. (The Self) seated in the waking state and called Vaisvanara who, possessed of the consciousness of the exterior, ...


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Adi Shankaracharya says that dreams are created by the Jiva, as described in this section of his Brahma Sutra Bhashya: The statement made above that in the Kâthaka the highest Self is spoken of as the shaper of dreams is untrue; for another scriptural passage ascribes that activity to the individual soul, 'He himself destroying, he himself shaping dreams ...


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Riding camels is not inauspicious. Camel can be just used as vehicles as elephants and horses are used. Kandika 15, Kanda 3 of Paraskara Grihya Sutra (associated with Shukla YajurVeda) gives instructions on what should one do/recite in specific conditions like riding horses, elephants etc.. or walking in path etc.. It also states what should one do while ...


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There are many videos floating on You-tube. I am not sure whether they are explaining it correctly or not but here are few of them. I will try to explore more if you want. The complete Vedas - Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgR9sdy6y8A Rig Veda - Complete chanting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCQCSN38KYY The Vedas- With English Meanings: https:...


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I found this verse in two places in the Rig Veda. First of all, in this chapter of the Aitareya Aranyaka of the Rig Veda: Next come the dreams. If he sees a black man with black teeth, and that man kills him; or a boar kills him; a monkey jumps on him; the wind carries him along quickly; having swallowed gold he spits it out; he eats honey; he chews ...


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There are few short slokas which supposedly will prevent bad dreams. From this page: To get rid of bad dreams To get the effect of reading Shiva Sahasranama Sloka 1-Shivo, Maheswaraschaiva, Rudhro, Vishnu, pithamaha, SAmsara Vaidhya , Sarvesa, Paramathma SAdashiva.(to be read 3 times). It is stated that by reciting the above sloka 3 times one ...


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These are the four states of consciousness that exist as they are and a jiva experiences them one after another in a cyclic manner. Just like a person experiences the changing seasons around him, he experiences the first three states almost daily cyclically. But to experience the turiya state a jiva has to raise his consciousness in the waking state, the ...


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The Mandukya Upanishad speaks of 4 states of consciousness, the waking, dream, dreamless, and the Turiya (which is the Supreme Reality, Pure Consciousness). The second state, the dream state, is called Taijasa (Mandukya IV). The objects seen in the dream state are impressions from the waking state. They are nothing but the internal workings of the mind. They ...


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I think you're being confused. Riding (or sitting on) a camel is not considered inauspicious. But having dreams about riding a camel is certainly considered inauspicious (for the person who is riding it in dreams) (as it is considered to be a sign of approaching death). Analysis of good/bad dreams and good/bad omens are given in detail in the Agni Purana....


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If a person create or imagine himself/herself doing Adharma in his/her dream then it can be a form of sin. If it is not created by a person and happened naturally then it is just a thought and not a sin. But if it is happening regularly then it is necessary to check or search meaning. If you read Sai Satcharitra chapter 49 then there is a reference for it ...


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This is what Sri Ramakrishna says: The fourth plane of the mind is at the heart. When the mind dwells there, one has the first glimpse of spiritual consciousness. One sees light all around. Such a man, perceiving the divine light, becomes speechless with wonder and says: 'Ah! What is this? What is this? His mind does not go downward to the object ...


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Camel is the vAhana of one of the goddess named dashA mA which is popularly venerated in the region of Gujarat. There are legends, vratas, and festivals associated with the goddess. One of the most popular mother goddess cults in Gujarat is the cult of Dasha Maa. The goddess is worshipped mainly by the people of the suppressed class Hindus. In ...


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Swapna (dreams) are a method by which Bhagavan decreases your karma (whether punya(virtue) or paap(sin)). When you do a big bad deed, like stealing, your paap karma gets reduced when you are punished for it by being put in jail. When you do a small bad deed, like fantasize about stealing, your paap karma gets reduced when you are punished for it by getting ...


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Abhimanyu's wife was Uttara, daughter of the Matsya king Virata, in whose kingdom the Pandavas spent their year in hiding. At the end of the year, Virata offered Arjuna his daughter's hand in marriage, but Arjuna refused, saying that he viewed Uttara as his daughter. So Arjuna accepted her as his daughter-in-law instead. The marriage of Abhimanyu and ...


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It is very auspicious to have the dream of the goddess. Fire is also important part of your dream which is also connected with goddess Durga. The fire of durgA will protect you from other negativities and difficulties in your life. The name durgA itself means the one who is invincible and one who protects from difficulties. So I feel the meaning you have ...


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Dreaming about devtas great people (saints munis) Your elderly dead, and god is considered very good Something very good is going to happen with you soon


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This might help: There are five types of dreams: The first type of dream is that which comes up in the form of your cravings and desires.Your unfulfilled desires come up in dreams as fulfillment. Have you experienced this? You want to drink water and you say, 'Not now.' You want to eat ice cream, pizza and you say, 'Not today.And then you ...


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According to the Upanishads, there are 4 states of consciousness. The waking, dream, dreamless, and the Turiya.The first 3 states are what are experienced by us as living beings, the 4th state (Turiya) is the consciousness of Brahman (Mandukyopanishad 1-7). Mandukya Upanishad (II.1) - "The wise declare the falsity of all objects in a dream because of the ...


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