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    1. Urine induced lucid dream

      by , 01-29-2017 at 11:31 AM
      After a 45 minute WBTB, without exposure to artificial light, decided to drink a cup of coffee and half a banana.

      It took some 30 mins or so to fall asleep, although i expected to remain awake ( which alleviated the pressure and fear of failure so to speak)

      In the dream i feel an urge to pee, so i have a false awakening and go to WC but it does not relieve me, so this makes me remember to RC

      The LD lasted until the urge was too strong to remain asleep

      This was an interesting finding, and surely opens some avenues for experimentation. There is already a technique called urine initiated lucid dream. It can generate false awakenings about using WC and this can be exploited to realize lucidity

      This cup of coffe had a strange diuretic effect. I did not drink water during WBTB

      I probably can substitute water for coffee, although i may miss the coffe stimulating effect on mind faculties

      The urge to urinate can be a trigger to RC and if the urge remains after peeing should be a sign one is using a dream body.

      If one is well hydrated, proabably there will be more than 6 opportunities to pee in a day and to build this pee-RC reflex. And if one trains to remain with the urge to pee and not immediately visit the WC ( which must happen if one is to remain in bed ) it can also be used to RC at every urge you feel. But be careful not to change your bladder habits or disturb its autonomic functioning. Be aware that you can also urinate in your bed, it might happen in theory.. But if you get lucid before peeing it should be no problem

      This urge can also be used to wake up and WBTB

      Gonna keep some experimentation on this

      Updated 01-29-2017 at 02:26 PM by 60035

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    2. Vortex trip

      by , 12-24-2013 at 02:43 PM
      After 6h30 of sleep woke up to record my nLDs and after that let myself lay on bed, daydreaming, sometimes falling into micro-dreams, but didn´t fell asleep for 1,5 hour. then, decided to shift to my belly and, knowing i was on the edge of sleep, decided to observe any image without loosing my awareness.

      Very soon, i find myself on a vortex ( happens sometimes ) and i know i am wilding, then another random images, and finally a real 3D dream location. my senses a bit dormant, but didn´t need to stabilize or stimulate them. i find myself in some college corridor, the walls with shiny wood. very nice dream definition, and cool place. I see a female DC on an elevator, i got interested in talking to her, but the dream takes me ahead. now i am opening a door that lead to a classroom, and i enter. I see two female teachers and also female students ( yes, only female DCs in this dream ). They look at me with strange eyes. I wonder how interesting their facial expressions. then i see a computer on the classroom and decided to test if it would work properly. It seems like the notepad is open and i begin typing some letters. it worked decently: same keys provided the same letters.

      while i was typing the two female teachers ( one was black skinned ) were behind me and i was afraid one of them did something annoying to me, but the black teacher only shouted « hey» and i look to her.

      then i decide to leave the classroom, and take one more chance to look at the students. how nice their facial expressions, how nice the image definition.

      then, perhaps because of the female dream content, and motivated by lust, sadly i tried to find a pretty DC.
      i won´t go into details, but i woke up too soon. shame

      besides waking up too soon, i really didn´t have an interesting sexual experience so far, because it seems like the anatomy is different.
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    3. Side notes 1 - Samadhi Raja Sutra

      by , 06-14-2013 at 06:06 PM
      Samadhi Raja Sutra

      Know all things to be like this:
      A mirage, a cloud castle,
      A dream, an apparition,
      Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.

      Know all things to be like this:
      As the moon in a bright sky
      In some clear lake reflected,
      Though to that lake the moon has never moved.

      Know all things to be like this:
      As an echo that derives
      From music, sounds, and weeping,
      Yet in that echo is no melody.

      Know all things to be like this:
      As a magician makes illusions
      Of horses, oxen, carts and other things,
      Nothing is as it appears.

      The Buddha
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    4. Ymr

      by , 06-04-2013 at 05:24 PM
      ...And alternating between focusing on an object and allowing the mind to rest in naked awareness, you actually come to recognize the basic truth that neuroscience has shown us: Everything we perceive is a reconstruction created in the mind. In other words, there’s no difference between what is seen and the mind that sees it.
      This recognition doesn’t, of course, occur overnight. It takes a bit of practice. In fact, as we’ll see later on, the Buddha provided some specific methods for dissolving the distinction between the mind and whatever the mind perceives...

      Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, « The Joy of Living»
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    5. Longchenpa - Dzogchen

      by , 04-10-2013 at 04:59 PM
      During the empty enchantment of dream
      ignorant babes are entranced
      while the wise, disillusioned, are undeceived;
      those unaware of the truth absence,
      clinging to their identity, wander in circles,
      while the wise yogin, fully present,
      knowing the zing of reality,
      convinced of the absemce in that very moment
      is liberated in the noncontingent reality-matrix
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    6. dream yoga 2

      by , 04-08-2013 at 08:38 PM
      In the nighttime we have confusion in our
      dreams; in daytime we have confusion with our mind—judging, thinking, creating many things. This
      is how we pass our life. Being aware or continuing our awareness in dreamtime means maintaining
      the same awareness we have during the daytime. If we have no capacity to be in the state of Rigpa,
      the state of real knowledge, in the daytime with practice of contemplation, we cannot have it in the
      nighttime either. It is the same principle. If we have at least this knowledge of Rigpa in the daytime
      with many experiences, then when we use this knowledge in the nighttime it will be easier to be in
      this state. We can have more experiences in dreamtime than daytime. So this is the relationship of
      practice to night experience.

      Dream Yoga And The Practice Of Natural Light
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    7. dream yoga

      by , 04-07-2013 at 05:19 PM
      Obviously, when we awaken from a nonlucid dream about a jerk, the reality of that situation vanishes like smoke. Since the dreamed person was nonexistent, the label "jerk" was also imaginary. When we view people so narrowly, whether in dreams or waking reality, we invariably decontextualize -- placing absolute labels where no absolutes exist. The true context for all persons and objects is interdependence. The condition of dreaming, whether it be in the night or in daytime, subsumes a form of ignorance where we can easily misconstrue appearances. Dreaming invites us to become deluded. We can either go with the flow or wake up -- check it right there and realize that although the object as we perceive it appears to be real from its own side, that appearance is illusory.In terms of our normal mode of understanding reality, analyzing phenomena in this way turns everything on its head. But even if we are, at this point, thoroughly convinced that "all phenomena are nonexistent," our present understanding is only conceptual. In Tibetan Buddhism, conceptual understanding is likened to a patch on clothing that sooner or later falls away. It is the habituation of the practice of daytime dream yoga that will allow our understanding to deepen and prepare us for an awakening that encompasses both the day and the night. To quote Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche -- one of the most prominent Tibetan lamas who taught in the West -- "All dream yoga is based on the one-pointedness one can maintain on the illusoriness of experience by day."

      The Daytime Practices of Dream Yoga | Reality Sandwich
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