Dreams usually comprise
images that are somehow related to past or future circumstances,
seen either clearly or symbolically, through windows opening
onto the world of truth. So long as the mind is free from
certain impressions and preconceptions, every dream, like
a light or a signpost from the worlds beyond, may remove a
darkness and indicate a direction.
Since in dreams there is no need for eyes or light or other
means or materials, and what is “seen” is perceived by insight
and the spirit, dreams can sometimes tell people things more
beautiful than they could imagine when awake. It is not uncommon
for a single dream to impart more knowledge about the past,
present, and future than is contained in many libraries.
Almost everyone has dreams, which are the visions of the spirit.
Through these visions, people can experience dimensions outside
of material or physical existence, and thereby penetrate some
way into many of Destiny’s mysteries.
So many dreams have proven to be true in actual life, that
if everyone were to record their true dreams, the accounts
would have to be bound together in huge volumes.
Some dreams bring scenes from the other world to purified
souls. A soul refreshes itself in such dreams and, entering
the “flower gardens” of that world, drinks from the pure waters
therein to taste deliverance. “Seeing” through openings onto
eternity, the soul is enraptured by scenes it cannot see with
its human eyes, hear with its human ears, or imagine with
its conscious mind.
Dreams make us aware of our two important faculties, the heart
and the power of insight, and free us from the three-dimensional
prison of our bodies. However, souls that unite with the truth
do not need dreams to “see” the worlds beyond, for they live
enraptured by the vision of beauty in both this and other
worlds at the same time. However, this door opens only to
those who have undergone strenuous and serious spiritual training
and self-discipline, not to just anybody who knocks upon it.
For those who regard the human mind as a sort of rubbish dump,
a container of the most abased things, who pursue their investigations
into it (and draw conclusions) as if it were a swamp of animal
impulses, dreams are a device through which the subconscious
expresses itself. However, thousands of inspirations flow
to the heart during dreams. As almost everyone from the time
of Adam has received messages pertaining to future in their
dreams, thousands of inventors and saintly people have received
their earliest inspirations in them and have felt forever
indebted to this radiant and blessed world of symbols or ideal
The Most Noble Spirit, upon him be peace and blessings, who
illuminated the world with his perfect light, sometimes returned
to this first phase of his Prophethood, namely dreams, even
while he was sailing in the ocean of knowledge of God. He
drew attention to this blessed source, which is regarded as
one of the forty or so divisions of Prophethood.