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  1. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Sarveshvara

    hiraNyagrabha is Jagat - the ruler is sarveshvara. hiraNyagarbha himself undergoes laya in praLaya so how can he be its ruler? Read gita 8.17-8.21. There is no doubt that sarveshvara is the real...
  2. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Sarveshvara

    Yes.

    Turya is intelligence without self awareness - it is awareness itself ('am')
    Ishvara is intelligence with self awareness and undivided.('I am Brahman')
    Hiranyagarbha is Prakriti and is...
  3. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    Yes, this is also the reason why debates regarding the nature of Brahman are rather pointless.

    The better analogy used in Advaita is to treat Absolute as an object( just for assumption) and...
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    Re: Dream

    While the analogy of sea and waves is very commonly cited by Advaitins to explain how Brahman 'becomes' many - it should be noted that this vAdA is that of bhedAbheda vAdA which has been explicitly...
  5. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    Namaste Shri Sarabhanga,

    Can you please tell us what is the difference between shAktopAya and shAmbhavopAya in terms of sAdhana? From what you mention I take it that shAktopAya is one of the...
  6. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    The idea of 'sleep' and 'deep sleep' being close to samAdhi is neither advaitavAda nor dvaitavAda but plain wrong knowledge. If it were true then we have a chance of getting a samAdhi every night...
  7. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    Namaste,



    Actually, Brahmaloka is used in two ways - one as the Brahmaloka equated with Brahman( this is Advaita's Brahmaloka), and another as Brahmaloka of Saguna Brahman. In the former,...
  8. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    Namaste vajvanji,



    Yes, you have summarized beautifully.

    tadeshha shloko na pashyo mR^ityuM pashyati na rogaM nota duHkhataa\m+
    sarva\m+ ha pashyaH pashyati sarvamaapnoti sarvasha iti ...
  9. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    Namaste Atanu,

    So what do you think was the stage of sage vAmadeva when he says

    'taddhaitatpashyannR^ishhirvAmadevaH pratipede.ahaM manurabhava{\m+} sUryashcheti | tadidamapyetarhi ya evaM...
  10. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    When the Yogi says 'I am Brahman', or 'I am the witness' - this is turIya. When the "I am" alone is witnessed, it is beyond turIya. (awareness turning upon itself)
  11. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    Although not a strict vedantic idea, many sages have indicated of the possibility of the turIyAtIta state, and this is why Brahman is called panchamukha in some traditions. In turIya, there is...
  12. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    Namaste yajvanji,

    The 'gap' is technically called the granti or the knot( a doorway). The gap by itself cannot be used to experience turIya, but is one step leading to it. Only by crossing all...
  13. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    Is para dEvi supposed to turIya or sarveshvari? If it is turIya, then it is obvious that waking state consciousness is subsumed by the consciousness of turIya and must theoretically come to an end. ...
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    Re: Dream

    Namaste Atanuji,

    You have stated it better than I put it. Meditation inevitably induces sleep and it the one who conquers sleep who will go on to the stage of samAdhi.

    The external body has...
  15. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    My personal view is that the waking state is not like dream state, and they are truly unrelated. Infact, srI shankarAchArya has rejected the dream analogy in the interpretation of the sUtra...
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