Consciousness during coma,death

Srikrishna Ghadiyaram srikrishna_ghadiyaram at YAHOO.COM
Mon Sep 2 00:19:25 CDT 2002

Hari Om !!

--- Venkatraman.Chandrasekaran at NOKIA.COM wrote:
> 1. Why even when there is utter inner silence during
> deep-sleep
> or coma, the Self doesn't become effulgent as it
> would upon
> the Realisation. As there is nothing to veil it or
> taint it
> as during waking state or dreamy-sleep, it should
> become
> self-effulgent even in a naastikaa, right? What is
> obstructing
> the revelation here ?

For any Knowledge of an object to take place, there
should be a Vritti of the similar 'qualities' in the
mind. i.e a Vishayakara Vritti.

Similarly, for the Absolute knowledge there should be
a Brahmakara Vritti. When mind itself is dormant,
there is no Vritti, and hence no Jnana.

In a wakeful state, when the mind is quietened i.e
silenced of the others vrittis, this Jnanakara vritti
takes place, and having 'enlightened' the subject, the
vritti itself dies away. After wards there is no
dependence on the Vritti any more.

These ideas are presented in Atma Bodha, and
Laghuvasudeva Mananam.

Om Namo Narayanaya !!


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