[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman
kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Thu May 3 04:04:00 EDT 2018
//Why in your expert opinion does the BU 4.3 speak of the turIya state as the FOURTH state,
if it is the same as the deep sleep state? Note that the phrase mentioned in the context is
"jAgratsvapnasuShuptaturIyANyupanyastAni" - waking, dream, deep sleep, turIya states!//
The question is not about whether the BU 4.3 talks of one state, 2 states, 3 states or 4 states.
The issue is whether deep sleep is treated as the highest (free from ignorance). The answer is an emphatic yes. This is not my opinion. This is opinion of upanishad and Shankara.
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