Dream interpretations

Dream interpretations

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Reincarnation dog dream meaning [sic]

Posted on November 30, 2011 by masterchensays
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Chinese Buddhists believe in reincarnation of humans into animals and animals into humans. However, Chinese folklore about reincarnation mostly consists of stories about reincarnation of people who have done wrong in one life into pigs and cows rather than dogs and other animals. This is because in traditional Chinese families, cows, water buffalos and pigs have provided the family’s livelihood for thousands of years. Even today, rural families still rely on the water buffalo and pigs for their livelihood. Dogs have no economic value to the traditional Chinese rural family.

However, in the West, many people who become dog and cat owners will say that the dog or the cat chose them as its owners. For example, a kitten from a neighborhood litter would sit alone on the front steps of the neighbor’s house and meow loudly at me whenever I walked by. One day I approached the kitten and it quieted down. I picked it up, brought it home, fed it, and from then on, the cat stayed to become our house cat.

I have also had a dream or two about facing a rabid dog in the distance. I took the dream as a warning to be cautious.

Chinese dream interpretation of nose

Posted on November 29, 2011 by masterchensays
In response to the above.

Chinese dream interpretation of the nose is based on Chinese physiognomy.

In Chinese physiognomy, the facial features are described by the Five Elements and the “Six Shines” (wu xing, liu yao). The Five Elements are: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. The Six Shines are: The sun, The tai yin, The yue bo”, luo hou, ji du, and zi qi.

The classical Chinese text on physiognomy says: “The Star of Wood (tu xing), Saturn, must be thick. Those who have thickness have long life. (The Nose).” [Chinese Almanac, 2008]

This observation is then combined with the characteristics of the nose bridge, the height or flatness of the nose bone, the size the nostrils, the roundness of the tip of the nose, etc.

A tip of the nose that has a vertical indentation in the middle is a physiognomic characteristic indicating misfortune and viciousness in character.

A smaller nose of a very pale color, high nose bone, small nostrils, a visible indentation of the nose bridge compared to the height of the nose bone at the center of an olive face, are all features of a dainty, delicate, pale woman, a classical beauty. The women of Suchow (Suzhou) east of Shanghai are famous for being pale and beautiful. They are delicate but quite tall, averaging 5’5″.

A face with a nose that has large visible nostrils is a pig’s face, indicating lower social class and status.

Jiang shi dream interpretation

Posted on November 28, 2011 by masterchensays
In response to the above.

I assume that a “jiang shi” or “stiff corpse” appeared in the dream.

In the dream, did the dreamer recognize that “corpse”? Was it the “corpse” of a stranger? Did the dreamer see his or her own “corpse”? Was the “corpse” of a male or of a female? Did one see the “corpse” lying down in an open coffin or did one see the “corpse” sitting, standing or walking? Was the dreamer scared of or curious about the “corpse”? Were the eyes of the “corpse” wide open or closed? Did the dreamer wake up immediately in real life after seeing the “corpse” in the dream? If the dreamer kept on dreaming after “seeing the corpse”, what happened in the dream? Did one float towards a white light through a tunnel? Did the dreamer have a bad cold with stuffy nose (in real life) when the dream occurred? Did the dreamer wake up in real life realizing that one was not breathing? Did one feel cold when seeing the “corpse” in the dream?

In Chinese dream interpretation, seeing a “stiff” is seeing the body of a spirit that has not ascended.

Seeing one’s own corpse followed by floating towards the white light through a tunnel is generally interpreted as a near death experience. Near death experiences commonly occur when one stops breathing for a while in real life while asleep. If one had a near death experience, the stuffy nose blocked the dreamer’s breathing while asleep (in real life).

Seeing a female corpse, especially one that is naked, is a sexual dream.

In Chinese dream interpretation, a corpse with open eyes means the corpse is unwilling to ascend. The “corpse” is still “looking”. This may indicate that the “corpse” had some unfinished business to attend to while alive.

If one felt cold when seeing the “corpse” in the dream, it may indicate that the “spirit” or “ghost” of the deceased is still lingering about.

The cold feeling may also be real perhaps because one was physically cold in real life while dreaming. If one feels cold while dreaming and it is early morning around 4:00 am or 5:00 am when the room tempereature is the lowest during the morning, it usually indicates that the dreamer is physically cold in real life. Often the dreamer wakes up after feeling “cold” in the dream.

Dreams about looking for a public restroom usually indicate the dreamer’s need to urinate in real life.

Response to enquiry: “dreams pregnancy reincarnation”

I assume that these include (1) dreams about pregnancy, (2) dreams about reincarnation, and (3) dreams about pregnancy and reincarnation.

(1) Dreams about pregnancy can be a subconscious message that the dreamer is pregnant in real life. It can be a subconscious reflection of the dreamer’s fear and apprehension about becoming pregnant after a wild night in real life. It can also be a subconscious wish to become pregnant. A wish to become pregnant may be a hidden subconscious desire to create psychological dependency to divert loneliness in real life. It can also be a subconscious wish to seek adventure by becoming pregnant.

(2) Dreams about reincarnation, according to Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, are real. It is a message sent by a soul or a spiritual entity that is about to reincarnate and this soul or spiritual entity has chosen the dreamer. Dreams about reincarnation may also be mental activity of the conscious mind thinking about reincarnation after reading and hearing stories about it.

(3) Dreams about pregnancy and reincarnation, again, according to Buddhism, Taoism and Hinduism, are spiritual announcements of a particular spirit that it has chosen the dreamer to be reincarnated and that it will reincarnate in the next preganancy of the dreamer in real life. According to reincarnation beliefs, a dream about pregnancy and reincarnation is a real indication that a real reincarnation is about to occur. The spirit that is about to reincarnate has chosen the dreamer and will spiritually as well as physically join the dreamer in the future.

Response to the enquiry: “Dreams about dogs giving birth”

Dogs, especially the smaller dogs like the Pekinese, the black faced “fu dog”, are animals of prosperity. Only the rich could afford to keep them. Dogs, like cats, often have litters of three or more. Again, a large litter is a sign of prosperity. it is a Confucian concept to have many children, grand children and great grand children. A Confucian family is considered prosperous when it is a family of “wu dai tong tang” or “five generations in one family.”

Prosperity and success, wealth and high social position, these are all indicated by dreams about dogs giving birth. Giving birth indicates that something new will come. Many dogs running about, barking and wagging their tails playfully, are scenes of a happy family life and a prosperous life.

Response to enquiry: “Dreaming of crossing train tracks while pregnant”

There are two possible interpretations. (1) One is that the dreamer is pregnant in real life. And (2) The dreamer is not pregnant in real life:

(1) In our real physical life, being pregnant is a threshold psychologically and physically. Giving birth is an experience of passing a threshold. The birth canal and its “lips” that have to open up to allow the baby’s head to come out, the incision to be made in a C-section that creates an opening with two sides, both form two “parallel” lines like a set of train tracks. The dream of “crossing train tracks while pregnant” provides a vivid imagery of the process of giving birth.

The dream itself indicates mental and psychological concern, hoping that the birth will be successful. This is a mental concern that all women who are about to give birth in real life have.

Since we are talking about “crossing train tracks while pregnant”, not waiting to cross the train tracks, the subconscious mind seems to be suggesting that the pregnancy in real life is going well.

(2) If the pregnancy is also part of the dream, and the dreamer is not pregnant in real life, then the dream indicates psychological concern about taking a risk in real life. The dreamer may be mentally concerned about carrying a heavy responsibility or a thing of high value into a potentially risky situation represented by the train tracks in the dream.

Enquiry about a dream of barking dogs in an unfamiliar street

Possible interpretations: Dogs bark to warn of potential threat as the dogs perceive it, i.e., dogs bark at approaching strangers because the dogs may perceive them as a potential threat. Dogs bark to wake up their owners either as a warning or when they wish to play. The unfamiliar street to the dreamer evokes apprehension and the barking dogs in the dream may be how the subconscious mind is trying to warn the conscious mind (the dreamer) about this apprehension. The barking dogs may also be a subconscious “vocal” warning that reflects the dreamer’s feeling of apprehension about the unfamiliar street in the dream. The barking dogs may be a subconscious warning that reflects ones feeling about going into a new job, moving to a new city, and such real life events that might occur in the near future in real life. Barking dogs and an unfamiliar street can also be interpreted as a double reflection of the dreamer’s real life feeling of an overwhelming sense of apprehensiveness about something. This apprehensiveness may also be prophetic.

Enquiry about the Asian meaning of dreaming of a house

A dream about a house depends on whose house it is in the dream. A dream about one’s own house reflects one’s feeling of domestic security, family comfort, a pleasant household if the dreamer felt comfortable in his own house. If the dreamer felt uncomfortable, the dream would be a warning that something rather unpleasant or bad may befall the household in real life. Usually, a family argument, a family feud, or a rancorous disagreement among family members may come to the surface in real life. If the dreamer felt comfortable inside a friend’s house or a stranger’s house, the dream reflects a feeling that the dreamer has gained acceptance by peers, his associates, and even by his boss or higher officials (classical interpretation), or that the dreamer has gained social acceptance. If however the dreamer felt uncomfortable in a friend’s house or in a stranger’s house, the dream reflects the dreamer’s aversion to his or her associates and circle of unpleasant friends in real life.

Dreams about crossing waterways, rivers, sluices, bridges, train tracks, and streets

I often dream of crossing waterways, sluices and canals with turbulent waters. I also often dream of being in the harbor or on big ships docked in the harbor, and then watching big warships going out to sea as they thread their way through heavy harbor traffic, sometimes sinking inside the harbor. In several dreams, I tried to climb along the underbelly of bridges in order to cross a waterway. In several other dreams, I boarded large cruise ships docked at the harbor and took them out to sea. In one particular dream, I was on a cliff watching a cargo ship and a cruise ship approach each other in the ocean. I rushed down the cliff, took a small boat and speeded towards the cargo ship. I boarded the cargo ship. Then in the dream, the two ships stopped in the middle of the ocean, a gangplank was lowered between the two large ships, and I walked across and boarded the passenger ship.

These dreams reflect a suppressed desire to escape the chaos symbolized by the turbulent waters of daily life and perhaps a suppressed desire for adventure and for a change of environment and circumstance.

I also have many dreams of driving across bridges, always curious about what is on the other side of the bridge. These dreams are interpreted as reflecting one’s curiosity, a desire for advanture, change, and escape from one’s mundane life.

The Chinese age threshold (A dream of crossing)

Two days before his 69th birthday, a man had a dream of going on a leisure tour of the countryside with his family. They walked through a shopping mall. The family went into an art gallery and saw a lot of oil paintings and sculptures. They looked nice but none had a price tag. The art work was apparently not for sale. Someone in the mall then gave the family a metallic bell. The family rang the bell as they walked along the street. There was no traffic, so the family walked in the middle of the rather wide street that was well paved with new asphalt. The street was very clean. The family walked to the other side of the street, passed some buildings and came upon a railroad crossing. A freight train was passing by so the family waited. Each passing rail car could be seen clearly. Many of the freight cars were empty. Then the man woke up.

This is what the Chinese call an age threshold dream. The Chinese age count starts at one year old at time of birth, thus counting the full term 9-month pregnancy as the first year of life in the womb. Therefore the Chinese celebrate their 70th birthday on their 69th birthday, and their 71th birthday on their 70th one. Birthdays on the 9ths are always the big bash.

I find that Buddhist monks, Indian gurus, American Indians, and Taoist priests all have a keen interest in dreams and dream interpretations. To many, dreams are the gateways to communicating with the spiritual world and with the spirits. Even the Bible tells us that we communicate with God through dreams.

In Chinese folklore, as well as in ancient Greek lore, gods, deities, spirits, ghosts, and even angels are jealous. In extrasensory communication, the strong feeling of jealousy, ire, fear, intense loneliness, and peacefulness, all seem to be communicable. To many people, extrasensory communication of feelings is real. The feeling of jealousy is also strongly felt in dreams. A spirit can convey jealousy, ire, to a living person even while he or she is awake and not in a dream state. Sometimes, spirits will manipulate electronic recording devices to imprint their images on digital photographic medium. All of these have actually happened to this writer. The feeling of satisfaction, peacefulness, intense loneliness, ire and jealousy have been conveyed by the spirit of Elena Kovalenko to this writer.

Spirits and legacy: Spirits that pass on, spirits that linger, spirits that refuse to pass on, and telepathy

In Buddhist beliefs, spirits either pass on to reincarnate or they pass on to the Pure Land, the Western World (Xi Fang Shi Jie, Buddha Land, Pure Land) and escape the vicious cycle of reincarnations. Spirits that linger on may feel that their physical life on Earth had not been lived to the fullest and that it had been cut short, or they may linger on because they wanted to leave a legacy on Earth but they were unable to do so in their physical lifetime. Spirits that refuse to pass on and spirits that linger on become ghosts. As Liao Fan said, spirits and ghosts are the same. They display almost all human emotions of greed, selfishness, jealousy, anger, and they can “communicate” feelings of loneliness and pain. They also act upon these feelings by hauntings. The medium ghosts use to linger on and to haunt is energy that feels cold. I felt the cold when the spirit of the family chef left the night he died.

The energy where ghosts haunt and where people pray have been measured. And we know that praying is a form of communication with the spirits. Since thoughts are packets of energy that humans broadcast when we think and pray, thinking, praying, and telepathy or telepathic projection may involve sending and broadcasting bursts and waves of thought energy. Our brain waves can be measured and they indicate whether we are mentally at rest, dreaming or thinking, or mentally reacting to visual and sensory stimulation.

It may be possible that since humans emit essentially the same brain waves but in different patterns, telepathy may involve sensitivity to and manipulation of these waves with thought.

Jiang shi dream interpretation

Posted on November 28, 2011 by masterchensays
In response to the above.

I assume that a “jiang shi” or “stiff corpse” appeared in the dream.

In the dream, did the dreamer recognize that “corpse”? Was it the “corpse” of a stranger? Did the dreamer see his or her own “corpse”? Was the “corpse” of a male or of a female? Did one see the “corpse” lying down in an open coffin or did one see the “corpse” sitting, standing or walking? Was the dreamer scared of or curious about the “corpse”? Were the eyes of the “corpse” wide open or closed? Did the dreamer wake up immediately in real life after seeing the “corpse” in the dream? If the dreamer kept on dreaming after “seeing the corpse”, what happened in the dream? Did one float towards a white light through a tunnel? Did the dreamer have a bad cold with stuffy nose (in real life) when the dream occurred? Did the dreamer wake up in real life realizing that one was not breathing? Did one feel cold when seeing the “corpse” in the dream?

In Chinese dream interpretation, seeing a “stiff” is seeing the body of a spirit that has not ascended.

Seeing one’s own corpse followed by floating towards the white light through a tunnel is generally interpreted as a near death experience. Near death experiences commonly occur when one stops breathing for a while in real life while asleep. If one had a near death experience, the stuffy nose blocked the dreamer’s breathing while asleep (in real life).

Seeing a female corpse, especially one that is naked, is a sexual dream.

In Chinese dream interpretation, a corpse with open eyes means the corpse is unwilling to ascend. The “corpse” is still “looking”. This may indicate that the “corpse” had some unfinished business to attend to while alive.

If one felt cold when seeing the “corpse” in the dream, it may indicate that the “spirit” or “ghost” of the deceased is still lingering about.

The cold feeling may also be real perhaps because one was physically cold in real life while dreaming. If one feels cold while dreaming and it is early morning around 4:00 am or 5:00 am when the room tempereature is the lowest during the morning, it usually indicates that the dreamer is physically cold in real life. Often the dreamer wakes up after feeling “cold” in the dream.

Dreams about looking for a public restroom usually indicate the dreamer’s need to urinate in real life.

Chinese dream interpretation of nose

Posted on November 29, 2011 by masterchensays
In response to the above.

Chinese dream interpretation of the nose is based on Chinese physiognomy.

In Chinese physiognomy, the facial features are described by the Five Elements and the “Six Shines” (wu xing, liu yao). The Five Elements are: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. The Six Shines are: The sun, The tai yin, The yue bo”, luo hou, ji du, and zi qi.

The classical Chinese text on physiognomy says: “The Star of Wood (tu xing), Saturn, must be thick. Those who have thickness have long life. (The Nose).” [Chinese Almanac, 2008]

This observation is then combined with the characteristics of the nose bridge, the height or flatness of the nose bone, the size the nostrils, the roundness of the tip of the nose, etc.

A tip of the nose that has a vertical indentation in the middle is a physiognomic characteristic indicating misfortune and viciousness in character.

A smaller nose of a very pale color, high nose bone, small nostrils, a visible indentation of the nose bridge compared to the height of the nose bone at the center of an olive face, are all features of a dainty, delicate, pale woman, a classical beauty. The women of Suchow (Suzhou) east of Shanghai are famous for being pale and beautiful. They are delicate but quite tall, averaging 5’5″.

A face with a nose that has large visible nostrils is a pig’s face, indicating lower social class and status.

A dream about a legacy

I drove a Cadillac convertible to pick up S and D for an outing. Both sat in the back seat feeling gloomy. D wanted to sit in the front seat so I got out and opened the door for her to move to the front passenger seat. We drove over a long bridge and arrived at the other end. We stopped at a bus station with a car rental counter. The road ahead was under construction and there was a detour. The detour was a recently excavated dirt road. The buses were not running due to road construction. The two women wanted to go ahead so I rented a car for them. “I will catch up later,” I said. I took a walk down the detour to see how the road condition was, then I returned to the bus station and told the car rental clerk I wanted to rent another car. As I waited, someone brought in two boxes of board games that looked familiar. I asked the clerk where were they found. A female clerk came up to me and said that the two boxes were found on the side of the road. Then I asked where were the girls and where was D. The female clerk told me: “She is dead.” I cried and then woke up.

Interpretation: It took me two days to figure out the meaning of this dream. I had the dream on a Saturday morning in real life. On Friday night, I fulfilled a promise and a responsibility I had held for 30 years. The spirit to whom I owed my promise had been waiting (in the back seat). The spirit knew that I was working on fulfilling the promise so it moved closer (D moved to the front passenger seat). The two boxes of board games were left in the dream. In real life, two things originally belonging to the real person are in my possession (just as the spirit had left the two things behind in the dream). The news about D’s death in the dream indicated that the spirit had left after seeing my promise fulfilled and my task accomplished.

In real life two days later, I cried with painful sadness. I felt I had lost a very dear loved one. I felt that we were two souls together as a couple. Now that soul has gone. Here we had two living persons meeting, one making a promise that was fulfilled thirty years later, and the other stayed in spirit and waited until the promise was fulfilled. And now that spirit or soul has left.

That evening in real life, as I was going to bed, I saw in my mind perched high up in the sky, the image of her seated in a black dress against a white background, looking down at me, and I felt I was being comforted by her as the Goddess of Mercy.

Ode to the Goddess of Mercy

Sitting in meditation without thought to enter the realm of the Buddha, I quiet my heart and silence my words in search of the Ultimate. Everything comes from nothing yet everything is done. Praise be to the Holy Spirit of Guan shih Ying.

Apparitions of the Goddess of Mercy

There are many stories about the apparitions of Guan Ying, the Goddess of Mercy. It is said she appeared in the sky when Taiwan was devastated by a big flood of 1987.

Buddhist Master Ci Hang wrote a book on “How do we know that Buddha Guan Shi Yin exists?” in his Maitreya Abode in Shizhi, Taiwan, and dated it July 15, 1952. The book contains his views of Buddhism and thirty stories about apparitions of Guan Shi Yin. Here is an interesting story about one of her apparitions that is very similar to Elena Kovalenko’s story about the heroine in the story the “Lost Boat” and the “Birth of the Sandal Tree”.

In 1663, a fisherman was sleeping in his fishing boat. He dreamt that the next day, a salt transport boat would pass by and it would sink. The next morning, a salt transport boat appeared and it struggled to stay afloat in the turbulent waves. That night, the fisherman had another dream. He overheard the Mountain Deity ask why the boat did not sink. Some malevolent and malicious spirits answered: “We did not dare sink the boat because we saw Guan Shi Yin steering the boat.” The next morning, the fisherman went to the salt transport boat and asked how it was able to ride the waves to safety. The fisherman was then told that a mysterious woman appeared to man the oar and steer the boat to safety.

A pleasant travel dream

I dreamt of traveling by car to a lakeside resort, having breakfast at one of the many small eateries on the boardwalk on the banks of the lake, and walking by landing for row boats, watched a group of dancers performing in the small park, and strolling along the boardwalk lined with the small shops. A friend’s son came to the resort in an armored vehicle. I asked for a ride, and we drove to the next little town where there were a bus station and a train station. I met up with a female television personality and we walked to a crowded bar. As we entered, the female television personality fell to the floor and several men came to help her up. One man grabbed her white blouse to try to pull her up but she fell again and her white blouse was torn, revealing her bra. She finally staggered to a sofa and sat down. I said I was going to leave. She said she would stay in the bar. So I left the bar by myself and walked to the bus station and then to the train station. It was getting late by that time so I was about to decide to take the train when I woke up.

This was a very pleasant dream.