Hi - Does anyone know of buddhist (or other) teachings on what money and food are in relation to waking and dreaming?
My question is one of inter-action. Money is a relation to objects that is also attached to power, control, and some kind of structure (for either self or society). It carries an energy, I think everyone knows that, but in what way is one supposed to develop mindfulness around this? Be super mindful of every transaction? Or is that too neurotic? In this culture a severe lack of it affects experiential possibilities. It limits where one can go, but also can open one up to '“chance” manifestations and openness in a certain kind of way. Possibly helping to realise fluidity, objects coming into your life independent of self will. For some reason, money is an issue I think is important and I am having trouble wrapping my head around it. Yes it is a kind of control mechanism (as in personal control and societal control), but so are stoplights and walls. Is it a case of, “It is not that the wall is solid, but that you’re solid?” (I have heard Andrew say this). Is it something like that?
As far as food --. it sustains our physical body. Is it possible to eat sustaining food in a dream? This seems one distinction between waking and dreaming.
I don’t know. I hope these questions aren’t annoying. I have not studied enough texts. It does seem relevant to dream yoga tho, if the ultimate goal is to realise the dreamlike nature of the waking state.