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"VAIN DREAMS SHALL DISAPPEAR"

Everyone who has experienced the sensations of the sleeping dream knows how unreal they are, because they vanish completely when the dreamer awakes. The scenes and events that seemed so real are quickly admitted to be illusions, wholly insubstantial and imaginary. In another mode of delusion, people often daydream of things they have desired or events they have longed for. This is a voluntary waking dream, which mortals knowingly develop in thought, but which reason quickly recognizes as also unreal and illusory.

Although the human mind is able to understand that such dreams are delusions, it is enmeshed in yet another kind of dreaming, one which is so subtle that many do not detect its influence. This dream is the belief of mortal existence: that man lives in a matter body which, has intelligent physical senses, that he must strive to find supply and satisfaction in a material world, that he passes through an experience of oblivion called death to achieve, perhaps, eternal life and bliss.

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