[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 30 22:55:08 EDT 2018

 On Monday, April 30, 2018, 10:08:12 AM PDT, Kalyan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote: > > // The Upanishad only gives deep sleep> as an analogy to the liberated state //> > I would disagree here. The upanishad literally equates deep sleep to the highest state. It is not a mere analogy.>  If that were the case, why does Sankara say that the state of Deep Sleep is filled with dark tamas, vide Sankara's upadeshasaahasrii, 2.16.18 (translation by Swami Jagadananda):   jAgratsvapnau tayobIjaM suShuptaakhyaM tamomayam.h .  anyonyasminnasattvaachcha naastItyetattrayaM tyajet.h ..   "Transmigratory existence consists of waking and dream.  ** Their root is deep sleep consisting of Ignorance. **  No one of these three states has a real existence because  each goes out of existence when another remains in it.  One should therefore ** give up all these three states.** " More at https://lists.advaita-vedanta.org//archives/advaita-l/2010-April/024194.html  Regards,Kartik 

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