[Advaita-l] Causal Body
kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 9 08:38:06 CDT 2003
--- Nomadeva Sharma <nomadeva at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Well, here's one's thought process:
> A. One of the stages is A person get to deep-sleep.
> B. Senses, brain are not working in deep sleep.
> C. As soon as the person gets up, he exclaims 'hey, I
> thought I slept for such a long time, but it is not
> even ...'.
Yes upto that are observations.
> Derivations or inferences:
> A. The person had some idea, correct or wrong, of time
> in deep sleep.
No that is not a fact - The person when gets up gets the idea of how
long he slept - If not he would not have to look at the watch to
conclude that "Oh My God I slept that long" - The time is measured in
the waking state before he went to sleep and after got up from sleep.
Hence the a person has some idea of time in deep sleep state is a
inference and not a fact.
> Conclusion: Whatever goes to deep-sleep also has a
> knowledge of time.
This conlusion is obviously is based on the incorrect inference of the
> Now, I am not sure what you could call as explanation
> here. AFAI see it, there is no explanation at all.
> There is a naming ceremony, however. We refer to
> 'Whatever goes to deep-sleep' as sAkshi.
No it is not naming - there is assumptions and conclusions, based on
the assmptions naming the conclusion. All the sequences are involved if
you want to examine that carefully.
> I am hoping that you will cover this in your article.
I hope to cover all this. Let us postpone the discussiosn until that.
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