PureInsight | February 23, 2004
[PureInsight.org] What are dreams? Modern medical science claims that dreams occur as our cerebral cortex experiences changes. Yet many dreamers assert that they have indeed seen the future, or hints of the future, in their dreams. Some claim that they saw certain scenes or people in their dreams, and later on these things indeed happened in the real life. Modern science has failed to explain such phenomena.
In this series, "Dreams and Reality," we will describe some of the bizarre dreams that have been recorded in history but science has failed to explain. From the perspective of cultivation practice, some dreams result from what a person's Main Spirit has seen. Dreams can also reveal the life forms of other dimensions, seen by the Main Spirit after it has left the dreamer's body. Of course, there are many other complex reasons for why we dream, and some of these reasons may not even be directly related to this human world.
Mr. Chu Shi was a government official during the Dali era (about 700 A.D.) of the Tang Dynasty. One day he was exposed to the plague and became extremely ill. He developed a high fever and was unconscious for over forty days.
On one occasion, he dreamed that a female Taoist hermit approached him and said, "You will have a career as a government official, and it's not your time to go yet." Then she called someone named Fan Zheng to bring her medicine. Chu Shi saw a little kid bring him a glass bottle and a horn bowl filled with medicine. In his dream, Chu Shi recovered after he drank it.
The next day, a friend, Mr. Xu Shuji sent Chu Shi some medicine. Chu Shi, at this point, was extremely sick and had difficulty opening his eyes. But when he saw a little kid coming toward him with some medicine, he recognized both the kid and the medicine from the dream. He called the kid "Fan Zheng," and the kid answered. Chu Shi recovered immediately from the plague.
Source: Guangyiji (or A Collection of Bizarre Stories)
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2004/2/8/25679.html