In his bhasya on Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Ch 4.3.15, Sri Shankara has dealt with the issue in some detail. He concludes one para by saying, "nobody considers himself a sinner on account of sins committed in dreams, nor do people who have heard of them condemn or shun him". This comment of the great master clearly sums up the issue. Other highly convincing ...
Keeping pet dogs is not recommended. That's why you might never find stories of pet dogs in Hindu scriptures.
The following verse is relevant:
Now, they also quote:
Gods do not eat the food of a man who keeps dogs, who is married to a Sudra woman, who is controlled by his wife, or who lets his
wife’s lover remain in his house.
Vashishta Dharma Sutras 14.11
The question is
Are there any scriptures/mentions of such spiritual techniques(or even
just dreaming in general) that help you uplift yourself to spiritual
awareness while dreaming by manipulating your dream?
One of the Yogic techniques of rejuvenating oneself and elevating oneself is savAsana (corpse pose). If it is combined with any type of meditative ...