Whereas Western scientists were still debating the existence of lucid dreaming only a few decades ago, Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhists have been practicing a subtle and sophisticated form of lucid dreaming as adjuncts to their spiritual path for hundreds of years.
I laughed when I read that passage on Page 167 of Jennifer Dumpert’s Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep. It was another example of human arrogance thinking it knows more than the Wisdom of the Ages. Imagine scientists debating whether lucid dreaming was real while Tibetan monks have been practicing it for years.
How many times have the experts been wrong?
I have blogged before how an eye doctor told me, when I was a teenager, that there was nothing I could do to make my eyesight better. He said that my vision would get worse as I aged, and that I would have to wear glasses for the rest of my life. My gut feeling was that there was something I could do to improve my vision, but he said that there was not, and he became angry at me for me questioning his expertise.
My gut feeling was right. There are things you can do to improve your vision. I have not worn glasses in 15 years, and my vision continues to improve as I age.
Some people have a medical condition that is supposedly incurable. Their doctors tell them that they will be on medication forever. These people change their diet, and their medical condition goes away.
When it comes to science and the Wisdom of the Ages, I will put my money on the Ageless Wisdom.