Dreams of Indian Genius Come True!

The topics of dreams and human consciousness are popular here on TDG, so I thought this would be of interest.

What if your dreams were the key to advanced knowledge? Maybe they are! It was certainly so in this case.

Srinivasa Ramanujan was a self-taught Indian mathematical genius. His brilliance made him an academic star in India and England in the early 20th century. At the end of his life, in declining health, he conveyed mathematical functions from his dreams in letters to his English collaborator. Now, over 90 years later, his dreams are proven true...

http://www.livescience.com/25597-ramanuj...

Wikipedia bio:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srinivasa_R...

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We tend to regard dreams as being "other," but isn't it more likely they are simply a product of the mind in a super relaxed state. Dreams may be the ultimate meditational state because in the dream state the ego is truly shuffled off to the side thus allowing the mind to focus with much more intensity on "problems" when there is a problem that is beckoning and which requires that the accumulated biases and insecurities of a life be set aside in order to see more widely.
Plus, the dream state is perhaps slightly mixed with the death state or the afterlife state which apparently grants us access to the other frequency domains where the perspective is more inclusive of the wider universe.
I am not being at all original here, but there is this tendency to regard the dream as being a state of disability and hallucination when instead it may just be that thinking so freely samples so much more of thought that it sometimes does hallucinate as a side effect. Maybe the haullucinations are a form of "play" that further relax the mind.