is required to wake up? What can you do within the dream to wake up? Nothing.
There is only the waking itself. All actions within the dream are forms of the
dream itself. Waking is another process, and it occurs by other means, by already
conscious means. The Guru is not a symbol, a condition of the dream itself. Such
a one cannot wake you up. The Guru is the Light of Consciousness, the very Self,
already awake, functioning alive. The Guru appears in human form within the dream
of life, not to console you, but to awaken you through the crisis of real consciousness.
The true Guru is a frustration to the unconscious condition of the dream. . .
. The waking state is simply a "radically" different condition from the dream.
That is why you feel free of the dream upon waking. The Guru appears in the midst
of the dreams of ordinary waking life like sunlight in the morning. When you are
still dreaming, still asleep, the sun comes up. It gets brighter and brighter,
and the light comes into the room. At last, the light, the day itself, becomes
sufficient to wake you, and then, all of a sudden, you are not dreaming, and everything
is all right. The Guru is simply that sunlight process, that intensification,
rising on you always, without any other special activity. The Guru's relationship
to you, your condition of relationship to the Guru, just that relationship, is
sufficient to wake you up. It is the kiss of the Prince and Sleeping Beauty. Such
Adi Da Samraj, My "Bright" Word