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Dhananjaya,
I have been following the practices as advised in your responses for the last 10 months.
Of late I have been getting a lot of dreams, and when I have tried to understand the same from many "dream interpretation" websites, one of the common meanings that comes up is that there could be some kind of a spiritual growth; I seem to be getting insights into many issues that I face in my daily life especially at work.
Is this normal as one continues one's practices? How should one react to such dreams, if at all? Thanks.
Regards,
Ganesh

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1. Positive feelings which may arise as a result of dreams are to be used as a morale boost in the practice to realize the self.

2. Negative feelings are to be discarded.

Dreams concern the unreal Ego and not the self. The self alone is real, while everything else is an illusion.

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Questions concerning the practice of 'Brahmacharya' to know the self, & the means required are dealt with here.

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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."

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Bachelors degree in Engineering.

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