How do you differentiate reality from unreality? For example, I recently had a dream within a dream.

How do you differentiate reality from unreality? For example, I recently had a dream within a dream. How should I know I'm not dreaming right now?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you are dreaming right now.
    whatever is impermanent is unreal

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you're wrong
      dreams are real too, the illusion is making u think some things are not real

      seek reality

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        that us not what i think.
        whatever is unreal is not a thing, therefore it is not the case that some things are unreal

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dreaming isn't reality, because...?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >because...
      ...the former is less persistent than the latter.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        So if you get persistent hallucinations, tinnitus and visual snow that all block out your usual experiences, they become the reality?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I have all that and worse - nothing is real anyways it's 'empty' and we just make shit up

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you differentiate reality from unreality?
    you make decisions with full awareness.
    If you dream and run around or do random shit and wake up feeling: huh would I really do that in that way? It's just a dream.
    Also if there's no real consequences: it's just a dream.

    Now if you enter a dreamspace where your decisions are lucid and the consequences are permanent and real. That's the really interesting bit of life. Truly one of life's sweet mysteries.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There's no 100% effective method for this, but you can make educated guesses.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't already know what's real, then how will you know it if someone in this thread tells you?

    If you became aware of the real you would instantly know it. But the mind keeps you from being aware of it.
    Both dreams and what you call the waking world are made of the same stuff. That's why you're confused about how to tell them apart.

    What's real is that which everything you've ever known derives from. And everything you've ever known derives from consciousness, without a single exception.
    If you see an apple, your vision of the apple is real, the "apple" is an illusion.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >reality
    Reliability, degree of physical realization.
    >unreality
    Same thing, both are illusions. Reality is illusion endowed with special properties. Like how an implementation of a design (e.g for a building) is a realization of that design, which is in turn a realization of an architect's vision for the future of some specific place.
    >How should I know I'm not dreaming right now?
    I'm not sure that dreaming ought cease during the daytime, won't opine on that.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can only know I'm in base reality because the laws of physics always apply here. I'm not saying this is the realest version of reality, but what we all agree is our reality as is distinct from most other states of consciousness. In dreams things are rarely like real life and if you practice lucid dreaming the laws of physics no longer apply. Every experience of altered consciousness has it's own set of rules that are unique, like in dreams, if you tell the people in the dream they are in a dream they can freak the frick out. It's best to let dream people think they exist for real for some creepy reason to avoid any hostility. With drugs and spiritual experiences same difference, things outside of the realm of possibility can happen in those states, they can't in base reality. If you're ever in doubt you should start doing reality checks, look at your hand and ask yourself if this is real or a dream. If it's real your hands should look normal.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you differentiate reality from unreality? For example, I recently had a dream within a dream. How should I know I'm not dreaming right now?
    1. Have you ever felt intense pain in a dream that is correctly timed to stimuli (like pinching yourself in a dream). If no, then that's a good test.

    2. Try running, running in dreams is always like you are running in quick sand. I've never been able to run properly in a dream.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just act like shit's real until you know it isn't. Worst case scenario you wake up and realize "man I could've done all kinds of immoral shit and gotten away with it". Best case scenario you go " good thing I didn't rape any of those actually real people"

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    listen to the story that starts at 12:00

    it addresses exactly your question

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I recently had a dream within a dream
    No, that's not how it works, the layer of reality where you're dreaming the inner dream stops existing.
    If you dream that you wake up 8 times in a row, it doesn't mean you were in layers of layers of dreams within dreams, it just means you dreamed you woke up 8 times in a row, all in the same layer.

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