[Advaita-l] Sleep, tamas and brahman

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sat May 5 11:38:00 EDT 2018

Pranams Bhaskar Ji,

On second thoughts I decided to just present my understanding instead of
leaving it as a question. I addressed it to Sri Sadananda Ji also since
this would address his observation also namely

<< When is something not merged with sat ruupa Brahman, when sat ruupa is
anantam or infinite? >>.

The whole issue arises because the BU associates the Sushpti avastha with
the highest state of Brahman and mentions that in this avastha jIva merges
into the highest state of Brahman. . In the context of Creation, the
highest state of Brahman as associated with Creation as identified in BU
itself as, in my view,   अव्याकृतम् (avyAkRRitam)  as stated in mantra
1-4-7 तद्धेदं तर्ह्यव्याकृतमासीत् (taddhedaM tarhyavyAkRRitamAsIt). When
the BU states that in Sushupti jIva merges into the highest state of
Brahman, it is this अव्याकृतम् (avyAkRRitam)  that is intended. The term
अव्याकृतम् (avyAkRRitam) could refer to any of the three, namely AtmA
alone/anAtmA alone/ AtmA plus anAtmA, and is to be understood contextually.
This is brought out in the Bhashya on BU mantra 1-4-7 itself. The anAtmA
part is mithyA. In fact Jiva merges into the anAtmA part of this अव्याकृतम्
(avyAkRRitam). In dream/jAgrat avastha, the jIva emerges from this
अव्याकृतम् (avyAkRRitam) only. With this understanding the position on BUB
4-3 which has been the subject matter of a couple of threads currently
underway automatically stands resolved. I have kept this post very brief
purposely. If there is any clarity needed it can be brought out during


On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 12:06 PM, H S Chandramouli <hschandramouli at gmail.com>

> Pranams Bhaskar Ji,
> Reg  << here prAjnA has been exaplined as sarvOpAdhi vinirmukta and
> mergence is indeed with parabrahman since jeeva is always parabrahman.>>,
> Just to clarify my query in the earlier post, it is related to this
> statement of yours also,  in response to Sri Anand Ji. If indeed you
> consider jeeva to be always parabrahman, how does the question of “mergence
> is indeed with parabrahman” arise. Merging is only when one entity is
> different from the other. Not when it is the same. Please clarify.
> Regards

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