[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman

Bhaskar YR bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Fri May 4 07:45:43 EDT 2018

Since deep sleep is associated with mAyA in seed form, it is not turIya, the fourth. There is no equality of things that are similar (in this case suShupti and turIya, due to the absence of duality), just as (there is no equality between) PaunDraka and Krishna.

Here, I have used an analogy from the bhAgavata, where the fake VAsudeva krishna aka PaunDraka, who imitates Krisna, challenges the real Krishna with disastrous consequences for himself. The story is found in bhAgavata 10.66.

praNAms Sri Anand Hudli prabhuji
Hare Krishna

Intestingly, dvaitins often use this paUndraka example to refute the advaitins' theory jeevo brahmaiva na aparaH..Though there is similarity between jeeva and brahman in certain aspects, jeeva can never become brahma.  The adjective 'simha sadrusha purusha' (ahaM  brahmAsmi)  does not mean you yourself brahma or that purusha itself simha (courtesy Sri Jay prabhuji of vAdAvaLi fame :-) so beware when you are sitting on par with brahma and claiming that you yourself brahma :-) Anyway, let that me aside, here prAjnA has been exaplined as sarvOpAdhi vinirmukta and mergence is indeed with parabrahman since jeeva is always parabrahman.   sushuptikAle cha parena Brahmana jeevaha ekatham gacchati, the individual has embraced the highest reality that is prAjnA in deep sleep.  Therefore he does not know anything outside or inside.  Here he is becomes free from body and senses and thus becomes happy.  Atma svam AthmAnaM paraM brahma pravishya vimuktha kAryakaraNasangataH akrthA sukhee bhavathi saMprasAdAvasthayaM.  

Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!

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