' Ring that bell '...

While the dream is still continuing, he cannot help taking its scenes and figures as being quite real.

But if someone rings a bell until he awakens from the dreaming state, he will then see that both scenes and figures were mere figments of his own imagination.

In a sense, the teacher of philosophy acts as this awakener did, except that he directs his efforts to the sense-deceived consciousness of everyday life.

-Paul Brunton

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