Exploring the Essence of Dreams: A Journey with the Dreamer

Have you ever wondered what dreams really are? Bentinho offers a unique perspective on this. He suggests that our dreams reflect our current state of mind, consciousness, and subtlety. Just like in a dream, our reality is shaped by our perceptions and assumptions.

Bentinho explains that anything we can observe, we can also let go of. This doesn’t mean rejecting it outright, but rather acknowledging it without attachment. It’s about stepping back and seeing the bigger picture. As we do this, our experience becomes harder to describe, yet more vivid and real. We begin to understand that we are not just in one place or time, but a part of everything.

In his teachings, Bentinho emphasizes that space and time are constructs, mere assumptions we’ve made based on our limited experiences. When we let go of these assumptions, we’re left with an indescribable purity – the true ‘us’.

The more we embrace this perspective, the more we see life as a dream. Our understanding shifts from believing in independent objects to recognizing that we are the nature of all appearances. However, this doesn’t mean abandoning common sense or responsibility. Balance is key, as demonstrated by spiritual masters who manage to transcend while being fully engaged in life.

True transcendence, according to Bentinho, is about inclusion, not exclusion. When we fully embrace every aspect of our experience without resistance, we transcend the individual components of our lives. We become like the container that holds everything, transcending the individual elements within it.

This journey involves purifying our individual consciousness and aligning it with our essential, formless nature. This alignment allows us to live in a state of constant awareness and recognition of our true self.

Bentinho suggests that the ultimate practice is to empty ourselves of assumptions and become more present in direct being. This involves a humility and devotion to the understanding that we know very little. This devotion is not to something external but a recognition of our interconnectedness with all that is.

“True transcendence is about embracing every aspect of life, becoming the container that holds and transcends all experiences.” – Bentinho

“I am not what I think I am. I am not what I believe I am. I am what I am.” – Eckhart Tolle

This concept echoes the wisdom found in various spiritual texts, like the Bible, which says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). This verse suggests a similar idea of finding truth and understanding in stillness and recognition of a higher power or deeper reality.