A couple of nights ago I dreamed that I was at a restaurant from my home town that I probably wouldn’t eat at in reality even if threatened. In the dream, I ordered a bacon-cheeseburger. They told me they’d run out of beef, so I ordered some fish. I am a vegetarian during my conscious hours. But apparently in my unconscious I am a raving carnivore as this is only one of several dreams I have had in which the main focus was the consumption of meat.
I wonder if other vegetarians often have these dreams? I have been a vegetarian for almost 3 years (apart from two moments of weakness which resulted in Big Macs.)
In Hinduism, the connection between thoughts (and words) and deeds is important. I bring this up because I do not find myself dwelling on eating meat during my waking hours. But my wife has interpreted this dream as my guiding voice, my inner Guru if you will, telling me that I need more protein. What do you all think? Do I need a burger or is this simply the work of Maya?