Welcome To The Dream
Welcome To The Dream
This is the web home for Teja Anand, a non-teacher (more like a friend,) pointing to something you already know, but perhaps have forgotten or feel you have misplaced. This is a radical message that may resonate deeply with some of you, anger some others, and mean nothing to many. Is it for you? Let’s find out.
We live in the Dream of Separateness.
In actuality, there are no ‘separate entities.’
There is only Being, The Whole.
This is Emptiness dreaming that it is Fullness. Nothing dreaming that it is Everything. Yet, what can appear to arise in Being, Non-duality, The Singularity, is a dream of Two, or many (duality.) This is a paradox that cannot be grasped by ‘mind, nor can we find or assign any reason or purpose for it.
We are dream-characters. And the function of the dream character is to dream in separateness as a dreamer. Since we are only temporary illusions, we have no agency or ‘doership’ to change anything, nor does anything need to change. This What Is, is already Whole, complete and immaculate.
Our function is simply to be the dreamer in a dream of separateness.
There is no actual “me“ or “you” or even “world.” It’s all just being dreamed into place, apparently, by Being. In this virtual dream-reality, the dream characters “predisposition“ is to run around as dreamers, having good times & bad times, pleasure & pain, ease & suffering, birth & death.
The false promise of ‘awakening’ or ‘getting enlightened.’
We also can never ‘awaken’ from the dream. Just like in your night-dreams, the dreamer is never the one who awakens. This, of course, appears in conflict to the dream-character’s desires or activities to try to escape the dream, i.e., awaken or ‘attain Enlightenment.’ This also appears as highly-unsatisfying to the dream character, because even though both it and it’s life are just appearances, shadows, projections of Being’s dream, part of that dream includes the feeling of its complete realism. So, the birth & death, the good times & bad times, the pleasure & suffering, feel totally real. That intrinsic, inescapable realism is an integral part of the dream. The dreamer takes all its experiences as totally real. Naturally, the dreamer would prefer only pleasure & joy, no pain or suffering. The dreamer prefers ‘knowing’ to this mystery and not knowing. The dreamer prefers eternal life to death or ending. As such, the dreamer, the Illusion, desperately attempts to live in constant worldly pleasure, or barring that, to awaken from the dream. And this constant, desperate ‘trying’ to alter its “plight” is also part of the dream.
What can happen (appear to happen) is a radical & complete collapse of the illusion, the end of the dreamer. Since there has always only been Boundless Being, nothing actually happens. Yet the dream-character can be seen through, and the energy can simply expand back into the Boundless.
This cannot be ’caused,’ by any means.
Remember, the dream-character has no agency. And of course, the only one that would even want to ‘get liberated’ from the dream is the dreamer…not Being. Boundlessness never needs to or ‘tries’ to return to Boundlessness. So no amount of meditation or any other practices, no purifications, no scripture study, no guru worship, or any path or approach by the dream-doer, to regain that which was never lost, can cause the dreamer’s ‘awakening.’ No matter how committed and rigorously the aspirant yearns and practices.
If you’ve stuck with me this far, here’s a video that may help further clarify.
Our website has many more videos like this one, and essential written articles for
those who prefer reading. There is also a page for announcements of all upcoming
online & in-person Retreats, Courses and “Conversations with Teja,’
plus Counseling & Contact pages for those who would like a private consultation with Teja.
‘Enlightenment’ is never an event that happens to a ‘person’ in ‘time.’ “Personal enlightenment” is an oxymoron. Enlightenment or What Is, is is already the natural state. Simply Be with What Is now and every moment.
The fundamental ‘Mistake’ is starting with the belief that there really is a ‘separate “I” that wants or needs to “get enlightened.” The presumption that there is some separate ‘self’ that needs to somehow re-merge & reunify with Life.
Seeking ‘enlightenment’ is the dream-me’s folly. Personal enlightenment is an oxymoron, because there never was a ‘person,’ separate from Wholeness, who had to ‘attain’ or ‘reunify with’ Wholeness.
First ask, what, really is a guru or spiritual teacher, and “who” are “you.” Is there really a “we” that can, or needs to, get anywhere? Is there really a special ‘other’ that can bring us ‘there?
The open secret of Life is far too simple for the mind to get. This is It!
But as the lost and ‘seeking’ dream-character, we don’t like ‘This is It.’
So we complicate matters endlessly.
At a young age, after an undeniable realization that this was the dream, and direct experience of Being, Teja worked with numerous teachers & paths, while guiding & facilitating others in their own ‘awakening’ for over 45 years. Teja is a lifelong musician, writer, counselor who offers Nothing, which allows those ready to stop seeking and celebrate This, Life which is already whole, complete and immaculate. There is nothing to attain and no one to attain it.