It should be reiterated that Sarikara was intent on establishing, through interpretation of the sacred texts and argument about the legitimacy of their testimony, an ‘ultimate reality’ (paramarthika satta), attainment of which is liberation (moksa). The specific issue of the use of the dream-analogy does lead up to the Upanisadic doctrine of liberation; but I shall be reading the text for that part of the argument which does not lose its legitimacy even if the soteriological underpinning is not considered, and attention is focussed purely on the metaphysical issue.