[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman
kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Tue May 1 05:02:02 EDT 2018
I dont know the answer to your question. Shankara raises a similar question in 4.3.31, but does not give any answer.
For those who still doubt that deep sleep is highest state - Shankara says in 4.3.34 that the transcendental form of the Atman, free from ignorance, is experienced in the state of deep sleep -
तत्र च सर्वात्मभावः स्वभावोऽस्य, एवम् अविद्याकामकर्मादिसर्वसंसारधर्मसम्बन्धातीतं रूपमस्य, साक्षात् सुषुप्ते गृह्यते — इत्येतद्विज्ञापितम्
On Tue, 5/1/18, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman
To: "Kalyan" <kalyan_kg at yahoo.com>, "Advaita-l" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 8:23 AM
On Tue, May 1, 2018
at 1:47 PM Kalyan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
So we are not talking about
mere effects of ignorance being absent. Ignorance itself is
absent in deep sleep.
In the face of such evidence, the contention that ignorance
exists in deep sleep, has no ground to stand upon.
nirguNabrahma jIva wakes up from suShupti (effects of
avidyA) because... ?
--Praveen R. Bhat
सर्वं विजानाति, तं केन
विजानीयात्। Through what should one know That
owing to which all this is known! [Br.Up. 4.5.15]
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