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

Michael Shepherd michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk
Thu Oct 22 07:47:47 CDT 2009


Yes ! Yes ! We're chanting from the same palm-leaf, you and I.. :)


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R. Bhat
Sent: 22 October 2009 13:11
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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] waking, dreaming, sleeping, as mutually

Hari Om, Michaelji,

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 5:27 PM, Michael Shepherd <
michael at shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:

> Exactly ! So it could be said that atman in the undisturbed state of deep
> sleep, and atman as the indifferent observer of the waking state at its
> clearest, aid the 'thinking mind' in its vichara, as mutually supportive..
> the happiest state for imaginative writing, the arts etc.  Thanks.

Hmm... I'm thinking no if you mean anything for Atman to actively aid! But
possibly you didn't mean it that way either. Atman being the substratum,
remains the unchanged substratum. In the purest form, mind or chitta, may
claim a happiest state and fructify imagination too, thereby not remaining
so pure, being dragged away into thoughts and forming a world of thoughts.

--Praveen R. Bhat
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