[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman

Ryan Armstrong ryanarm at gmail.com
Fri May 4 08:00:57 EDT 2018

Dear Bhakshar ji

I did not express this idea very well.
The intent was contextual.
So, from experience, deep sleep is a state of desirelessness.
In retrospect (i.e. now) I can look back and say that in the state of
sushupti, no other was known, and no ignorance experienced.
But by this, I cannot claim to Know the Self.

So I should really have qualified this.


On 4 May 2018 at 11:28, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> 2. Is the lack of avidya equivalent to Self Realisation? (I think not)
> praNAms Sri Ryan prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> Interesting.  What else needs to be done after the effacement of avidyA in
> its entireity??  Is there any subsequent step that needs to be achieved
> after getting rid of avidyA to get self-realization  ?? Please clarify.
> OTOH, bhAshyakAra clarifies that avidyA is the ONLY hindrance, if you get
> rid of it mukti happens on its own since it is self-effulgent which cannot
> be achieved afresh through any means.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
> bhaskar


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