As discussed earlier, enlightenment cannot be fully appreciated, understood, nor appropriately applied in mundane life until an aspirant has first tasted the peach of immortality and the bitter pear of the human condition. The Buddhists often refer to this event as “entering into the stream.”
None enter the stream without partial purifying of the heart and mind, gaining a modicum of control over the instinctual desires, and learning how to apply super-effort to the Work. Such work, including, long and dedicated efforts aimed at “arriving at a psychobiological state of mind,” named by the Initiates of the Institute, Type III Reality.
Entering into Type III Reality, if only for a few seconds, cannot occur until the aspirant understands (sometimes expressed as having ‘tasted’ or ‘smelled’) that his or her waking state Type II Reality is essentially the same reality operating during dreaming (in REM, NREM), fantasizing, and meditative states.
Many psychological and metaphysical schools mistakenly teach that waking and dreaming are distinct and separate mental states. Such understanding arising from observations that:  dream content appears very different from the events of waking life,  the ‘experiential’ laws of dreaming are at odds with the ‘natural laws’ governing physical existence, and  the apparent location of the observing function differs.
While, the above observations are correct, in truth, they are of no significant relevance to an aspirant. Their sole relevance being that the laws of the dreamtime experience cannot be applied to physical action-on the pain of morbidity and mortality.
Studies at the Institute have shown that the one relevant factor is that the operational capacity of the ergoegotic center,or working ego-state cluster, is much more extensive during dreaming than wakefulness.
I will continue with this subject in the next blog. Best wishes for making a soul. Baal Eyt