‘Think that all phenomena are like dreams’ is one of the most important things Buddha said.
His meaning is that although things appear to exist from their own side, they are in fact like illusions, like dreams and like the reflections in a clear lake.
When our understanding of this becomes clear, we ‘wake up’ into a world of endless peace, where all fears and worries subside.
“In this experience, everything becomes very peaceful and comfortable, balanced and harmonious, joyful and wonderful.”
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Transform Your Life
Gen Kelsang Dornying is the Resident Teacher of both Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia, Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne, Darwin and Alice Springs. He has been teaching Kadam Dharma in Australia for over 18 years. He is an inspiring and light-hearted teacher of modern Buddhism who makes Buddha’s teachings clear, accessible and applicable to modern life.