Consciousness during coma,death
jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Sep 1 23:15:29 CDT 2002
Pardon me for taking liberties with your name.
Yes, even in deep dreamless sleep there is a sensation
of being in a void. Here the standard answer is the
statement on awakening, "I was asleep/had fainted".
Who was aware that "you were asleep/had fainted"?. So
there is some action of the mind.
--- Venkatraman.Chandrasekaran at NOKIA.COM wrote:
> Dear Jagannath,
> I have, and I am sure many of you too, the
> experience of
> fainting (if not coma). At the end of the period of
> out, I could clearly feel that it was void a while
> ago when
> I blacked out. Even I have heard that when a patient
> woke up
> from coma-state after about a week, he said he
> didn't know
> what happened.. I presume he must have experienced a
> void even then.
> I am personally very sure about the state during
> It is void. All the anthakaraNaa-s are completely
> I would say even temporarily dead. Mind can't be
> active in
> this state. Otherwise it would be like a
> dream-state. Fainting
> state is something like deep-sleep where mind is
> dead. Even
> when we go into deep-sleep we hardly feel how much
> time we
> have slept. This is because of complete cessation of
> I am back to square-one on my question.. Please
> shed some
> more light.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Jagannath Chatterjee
> [mailto:jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM]
> Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 2:09 AM
> To: ADVAITA-L at LISTS.ADVAITA-VEDANTA.ORG
> Subject: Re: Consciousness during coma,death
> Dear Chandra/Roger,
> I don't think that either coma or death leads to a
> void. The mind continues to remain active in a
> coma/after death. I have read instances of comatose
> people coming out of the state and narrating their
> experiences and also about near death experiences
> where the person survives clinical death. I have
> some very interesting and practical views on the
> subject by Swami Abhedananda and Sadhu J P Vaswani.
> Both their narrations are in total conformity with
> intuitive medical opinion on the subject.
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