[Advaita-l] Turiya vs. Deep Sleep (was Re: The Status and Role of Scripture in Advaita - Part 2)

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 6 12:34:51 CDT 2010

--- On Tue, 4/6/10, Bhaskar YR <bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com> wrote:

> That is not the case! The "state"
> mentioned in the above Upanishadic 
> passage (BR^ihadaaraNyaka 4.3.22) is turIya and NOT deep
> sleep.
> praNAms Sri Karthik prabhuji
> Hare Krishna
> No,  Sri Subbu prabhuji is right, this mantra is about
> 'sushuptAvasthA' 
> not on tureeya...But atra veda aveda is not different in
> tureeyAvastha. So 
> we can say both states are 'experience'wise one and the
> same and former is 
> without jnAna & later is with jnAna.

Granted, the BU verse 4.3.22 is with reference to Deep Sleep. Even in the previous verse, Sankara points out that the Deep Sleep state is different from the True State of the Self (turIya).

But the Dasha Shloki verse referred to is certainly about the turIya state, as it specifically speaks of the Nature of the Self, which is free from tamas (unlike the Deep Sleep state).

> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!
> bhaskar



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