[Advaita-l] svapna karma - real phala ??

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Tue Jan 28 07:21:05 CST 2014

HS Chandramouli

I have heard that dream state is only a bhoga sthana in which we wash away
some of our prarabdha karma phala and the karmas we perform therein does
not result in phala, same way as animals do not accumulate phalas of the
deeds done by them. Open to correction.

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 5:47 PM, Anand Hudli <anandhudli at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Bhaskar YR wrote:
> >After reading dream tiger's real effect in waking, I am getting a new
> >doubt, whether karma done in the svapna (for example abusing some one or
> >hitting some one or giving something in charity  etc.) would give the
> >'phala' in the form of pApa and puNya in waking??  Or do the karma-s done
> >in svapna attract the corresponding 'phala' in waking?? I know am
> >stretching this example and this analogy should not be used  for some
> >other purpose but just curious if at all there is a possibility :-))
> "AdiShTavAn yathA svapne rAmarakShAM imAM haraH, tathA likhitavAn
> prAtaH prabuddho budhakaushikaH", Exactly as Lord Shiva instructed the
> rAma rakShA stotra in the dream, the Rishi Budhakaushika wrote it down
> upon waking in the morning. There are several instances of people
> receiving instructions, mantras, etc. in a dream. The phala of such
> things received in the dream is also felt in the waking state. I heard
> the famous scholar Shri Ranganatha Sharma once remark that even if you
> commit a sin in a dream, you have to do prAyashcitta (or something to
> that effect). Also, I have heard some people say, as part of the
> daily/special pUjA sankalpa, jAgratsvapnasuShupti-avasthAsu..., asking
> for pApapariha
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