THIS DREAM HAS SIGNIFICANCE
I have your letter and have noted the unnecessary confusion created regarding dreams and Baba's appearance in your dreams.
Baba says that all these things are illusion. When we come to know and realise the Eternal Truth this illusion vanishes like a dream in the night. The appearance of the Truth makes one realise that the illusory life one has led was nothing but a dream.
The ancient One comes in our midst time and again to point out to us that all this is a dream. We see dreams in our sleep and we call them sleep dreams. The illusory life that we lead while awake is a vacant dream. The Ancient One (Meher Baba) comes to us in this and tells us that it is a vacant dream. Even all this is a dreaming too; yet this dream has significance because in this vacant dream Baba makes us aware of our dreaming.
Likewise, when one sees Baba in one's sleep dream, it is significant because even though we are asleep and dreaming we have the semblance of Reality and hence His appearing in our dream has significance.
This is what I have gathered from Baba.
LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI OF AVATAR MEHER BABA
Vol. 2, p. 26, ed. Jim Mistry
1983 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust