Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-2. Part - 25.
Ch-2. Siva – The Mystic Night ( Sivaratri)
To come back to the analogy of dream again, the mountain that you saw in dream was not a mountain; it was only consciousness.
There was no mountain.
But it looked like a hard something in front of you, against which you could hit your dream head.
You see buildings in dream.
It was consciousness that projected itself into the hard substance of bricks and buildings, mountains and rivers, persons and animals, etc., in dream.
The world of dream does not exist.
You know it very well, and yet it appears.
What is it that appears?
The consciousness itself projects itself outwardly, in space and time created by itself, and then you call it a world.
Likewise, in the waking state also the Cosmic Consciousness has projected itself into this world.
The world is Cosmic Consciousness.
The Supreme Divinity Himself is revealed here in the form of this world.
As the dream world is nothing but consciousness, the waking world also is nothing but consciousness, God.
To be continued ...