Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
Dreams are just that ... dreams. They are illusions until you start to believe them to be real. Then, they become delusions. Your life is a delusion cause you know this is all there can be. From your experiences, you know this life. Nothing else. When you begin your inquiry of your mind, you start the journey to see the truth. Sit and practice .... read ... find a teacher ... find a sangha ... hahaha