[Advaita-l] Re: Question: prAgabhAva apratiyogitvam Vs pravAha anAditvam
anandhudli at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 14 06:29:45 CDT 2006
annapureddy at gmail.com wrote:
>I have a question on your explanation of the liN^ga sharIra and avidhyA.
>When you said that the >liN^ga sharIra dissolves in deep sleep, how then
>could it have been generated again (with all the >corresponding vAsanAs)
>when you come out of deep sleep (or is it the case that the deep sleep >you
>refer to here is not the dreamless sleep that we all experience). Or if you
>meant that the
>liN^ga sharIra is dormant in deep sleep, that still means that it's
>existing. Could you please clarify >this issue?
The liN^ga sharIra does not get destroyed but goes back to its causal state
in deep sleep. The situation is similar to the destruction of a pot by the
stroke of a hammer. The pot does not exist in its own form, ie. as a pot,
but it exists in its causal form, the clay. Please see, for example, advaita
siddhi's third definition of unreality
However, there is no functioning of the liN^ga sharIra in deep sleep. One is
not aware of things such as the mind or intellect as in the dream and waking
states. Yes, the intellect does function in the dream state because there
are instances of problem solving in dreams.
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