Nirvikalpa Samadhi

egodust egodust at DIGITAL.NET
Wed Apr 23 18:43:00 CDT 1997

> Namaste!
> I would like to hear your opinions about whether objectless awareness
> during the sleep state is nirvikalpa samadhi or not.

Nirvikalpa samadhi is a visitation to the turiya (or Fourth State), which
is *beyond yet envelops the 3 phases of Mind*, insofar as it combines the
waking and sleep phases.  It can be described as being empty and awake.
The sadhaka is encouraged, in fact, to bring the 'sleep attitude' into the
waking state.  When such visitation becomes permanent, it's described as
the sahaja state (turiyatita) of the jivanmuktha.



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