The Infinite Mind's returning (from the Unlimited to the limited) to Its finite state passes through this dream (the seven planes and its1 manifestations), and this dream state is termed "the Divine Dream state" or the Turiyaa Avasthaa!2
And now we will explain in short the sleep, dream, and awake states3, by which this will be clear; because the mind's ordinary working state, its passing through the planes (through concentration), and its extraordinary Stopped State all correspond to the sleep, dream and awake states4.
When mind from the awakening state (no. 11) enters the sleep state (no. 3), he2 has to pass through the dream state (no. 2), which is in the middle state. In this dream state (the middle of (1) and (3)), some of the 1 (awake) [state] and some of the 3 (sleep) [state] is experienced. And when the pulling of the awake state is more (i.e. when the mind is in the awake state, [when] without rest [it] is entangled much in worldly affairs), and [when the pulling] of sleep (i.e. mind to stop, rest, and forget worldly affairs) [is] less, it remains in dream more accordingly, and so the dream is remembered. But when the pulling of the awake state is less and of sleep more, it remains less in the dream state accordingly, and so one does not remember the dream; and sometimes [it] does not even know that it has been in the dream state (although before acquiring the sound sleep state it must pass through the dream state).
And if the pulling of the awake state (no. 1) is continual, it remains in the dream state only and does not reach the state of sound sleep, but returns to the awake state without going to the sound sleep state at all.
On entering the sound sleep state and whilst remaining there, it [mind] experiences nothing, and whilst returning from the sound sleep state to the awakening state, if the pulling of sound sleep is more (and this generally does happen, it having just returned from sound sleep), it [mind] remains in the dream state longer and so remembers it [the dream]. And if the pulling of sound sleep is less (this happens in the case of those who remain longer in the dream state1 and less whilst in the sound sleep state2) and [if] that [i.e. the pulling] of the awakening [is] more, it remains not long in the dream state. This [is] all about the ordinary mind.
IN GOD'S HAND, pp. 81-89, ed. Ward Parks
[Referring to pages 27-32 of Meher Baba's Manuscript]
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