[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman

Kalyan kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Tue May 1 05:02:02 EDT 2018

Sri Praveenji

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.
  ​And the
 nirguNabrahma jIva wakes up from suShupti (effects of
 avidyA) because... ?​
 --Praveen R. Bhat
 /* येनेदं
 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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