[Advaita-l] Jivas abode during deepsleep.

Srikanta Narayanaswami srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 13 21:13:30 CST 2012

On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 10:15 PM, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hari Om, Subbuji,
> Its surely a good coincidence that I was just debating this since the past
> few days with someone out here. To my surprise, today we visited this exact
> reference of Bhagavatpada's bhAShya, but as I remember this bhAshya occurs
> at 2nd Karika after 6th Mandukya mantra, not 2nd mantra itself. (This is
> meant only FYI for those wanting to refer to Sw.Gambhirananda's
> translation).

Thanks for the correction.

> Bhagavatpada does say here that it is not the seedless brahman that is
> meant, but the unmanifested, quoting two doshas that would accrue if it
> were to be the seedless brahman that the jIva merges into during suShupti.
In deepsleepstate,the jiva is is in "Bija nidra"the seed of sleep or igorance regarding "Brahman".The karika itself says,;"Bijanidra yutah"

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