[Advaita-l] Cotard Syndrome and Brahman Realisation

Rajaram Venkataramani rajaramvenk at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 10:56:42 CDT 2012

On Sunday, June 10, 2012, Sudhakar Kabra wrote:

> So what is your final position? Is the mind is distinct from body or not??
> My understanding is ahankara, buddhi, manas and indriyas are part of
> sukshuma sarira and distinct from the sthula sarira. On birth or
> conception, the sukshuma sarira couples tightly with the sthula sarira that
> we think that they are one. We associate mind with the brain because damage
> to the brain causes damage to cognitive functions. But the sukshuma sarira
> continues to function normally even after death whn it does not have a
> body. It even carries memories from one life to another. So, buddhi and
> manas do not depend on the brain to function but te brain needs buddhi and
> manas to function.

I exist in deep sleep but do not see either the dream world or the
objective world. I don't think sakshi sees like we do as it is devoid of

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