[Advaita-l] waking, dreaming, sleeping, as mutually supportive

Praveen R. Bhat bhatpraveen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 05:47:06 CDT 2009

Hari Om, Michael-ji,

I'm not sure if your 'dreams' are realized in this reply of mine, but
I'm just trying to return to your original question. :)

The question reminds me of when four of us from this list visited
Swami Paramananda Bharati associated with Sringeri Math at Bangalore.
Among our questions he did answer something pertaining to avasthA
trayA. He said that all the three states are 'actually existing
simultaneously'. Now, as a background, let me add that Swamiji was a
scientist in his purvAshrama.

There was another scientist who took to sannyAsa in Ramakrishna order,
whose name I forget. But some months or maybe years after the above
darshana, I came across an article online written by this Ramakrishna
ashram swamiji about avasthA trayA, as published in Vedanta Kesari. It
was full of details of how the avasthA changes from one state to the
other, at what intervals, what are the wavelengths and other
relations. I remember skimming through the same but lost the bookmark.
I'll try to hunt the same online and post it if I do find it. Maybe he
wrote something that will help realize your 'dreams'. :)

--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
[Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Michael Shepherd
<michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> Hey guys --
> All very interesting, but way off my original question.. each day, we all go through these three 'states'.
> We've read our Gaudapadakarika, I assume; Shankara has told us that all is illusion under Brahman's powers of veiling and revealing. I'm asking whether we can see a mutual support -- each day -- between these states which if recognised, may aid our sadhana.
> Michael

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