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Buddhist Dream Experience

The Role of Interpretation, Ritual, and Gender
  • Serinity Young


Buddhist dream experience is most readily accessed through the rich and varied sacred biographies of India and Tibet. Dreams play a prominent role in these texts: They provide dramatic shifts in the action, underscore the inevitability of subsequent events, and precipitate significant changes in the spiritual and temporal life of the dreamer.1 Actually, dreaming is an important element for all religions that emphasize biography as a way of defining the spiritual path, such as Confucianism, Islam, Christianity, and so on.2


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