Points of Controversy

22.6. Of the Unmoral

Controverted Point: That all dream-consciousness is ethically neutral.

Theravādin: You admit, do you not, that a dreamer may (in dreams) commit murder, theft, etc.? How then can you call such consciousness ethically neutral?

Uttarapāthakas: If I am wrong, was it not said by the Exalted One that dream-consciousness was negligible? If so, my proposition holds good.