"Whatever this body is to do and whatever experiences it is to pass through was already decided when it came into existence" - Ramana
When you experience a night-time dream it is ‘usually’ as an observer-participant with no personal ‘volition’ … just watching events unfold as the dream seems to happen on its own. Despite any activity you may be engaged in, in the day-time dream - even so-called creating your own reality events … ‘everything’ is predestined based on the conditioning you came into the dream-incarnation with. While you ‘do’ have a dream-free-will, that too is predestined. The day-time dream is no more real than the night-time dream.
Everything is orchestrated within this jig-saw puzzle with ‘all’ pieces already provided in the box called your body-mind-identity [false self] experience, to draw you ‘inward’ where the Real YOU lies veiled behind the unfolding puzzle-picture-illusion of your dream-world.
SELF DISCOVERY AND SELF INQUIRY: A Handbook for the Pathless-Path to Freedom https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YKCHFP3
BOOKS by John McIntosh