(Lecture given by Master Sheng-yen on June 24, 1979, edited by Douglas Sipp.) Today I would like to speak about dreams. The Buddha described the consciousness of our life awake as essentially similar to what we normally refer to as dreams. This may be difficult to accept, especially for someone who is leading a contented life. No one likes to be awakened from a pleasant dream, let alone be told that that's all their life amounts to.more