Gauragopala dasa: Many have laughed when told their existence in the material world is just the dream condition of the marginal living entity (soul). However, by reading Srila Prabhupada’s books, we find that the material condition and creation is simply made up of their own self-centred imaginations, thoughts, dreams all over shadowed by the reactions (karma) to their actions that are all a factual reality yet temporary.
This impermanent reality known as the mahat-tattva (material creation) is experienced by first choosing to leave Goloka (The eternal imperishable Kingdom of God), not as one’s perpetual nitya-siddha or mukta body that is forever there in Goloka beyond the material gross and subtle body, but as their secondary nitya-baddha sub-conscious bodiless state that is only able to have form by entering unlimited material vessels or containers within the mahat-tattva that are all created and manufactured from the dreams of Maha-Vishnu.
Srila Prabhupada – “This material creation is the spirit soul’s dream. Actually all existence in the material world is a dream of Maha-Vishnu, as the Brahma-Samhita describes – “This material world is created by the dreaming of Maha-Vishnu. The real, factual platform is the spiritual world, but when the spirit soul wants to imitate the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he is put into this dreamland of material creation”. 4.29.83.http://vedabase.net/sb/4/29/83/en
Srila Prabhupada – “Everything happening within time, which consists of past, present and future, is merely a dream. This is the secret in understanding in all the Vedic literature.” SB. 4.29.2b.
Srila Prabhupada – “Our contact with matter is just like dream. Actually we are not fallen. Therefore, because we are not fallen, at any moment we can revive our Krishna consciousness, we break the dream. Similarly, we can break this So this situation” Tokyo Japan 1972: Srimad Bhagavatam 2.9.1
Srila Prabhupada – “When the dream is finished, we come to another dream: “Oh, this is my house. This is my family. This is my bank balance.” This is going on. Dream. One dream at night, one dream at daytime. But who is dreaming? That is the living entity. So his business is different. Not dreaming, daytime dreaming and night-time dreaming. He has to come to the actual platform. That is Krsna consciousness. If he takes to Krsna consciousness, that is his actual life. Otherwise, he’s in the dreamland” Bombay, December 27, 1972
Srila Prabhupada – “Our separation from Krishna is like that. We dream this body and so many relationships with other things. Just like in a dream we are thinking very long time, but as soon as we awaken we look at our watch and see it has been a moment only”. Letter to Australian devotees
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