[Advaita-l] Dream is not real, so is the waking - Say the Veda and Vedavyasa

H S Chandramouli hschandramouli at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 09:42:15 EDT 2023

Namaste sudhanshu Ji,

In accordance with Ai Up (1-12) Bhashya,  I understand the three  states
here as one of the three types of  वसति (vasati)  listed  for the jIva.
Nothing to do with vrittis, DSV vs SDV  etc.

For the present I leave it at that.

On Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 6:13 PM Sudhanshu Shekhar <sudhanshu.iitk at gmail.com>

> Namaste Chandramouli ji.
> If we differentiate deep sleep as seed and waking-dream as its effect,
> then there does appear to be a bit of difference. But I agree, as "unreal
> other" appears to exist in all three states, they can be classified as
> dream.
> Also since we admit avidyA-vritti in deep sleep, there does not remain any
> difference whatsoever between the three.
> Both waking and dream have avidyA-vritti. antah-karaNa-vritti is
> differentiated from avidyA-vritti, but as vritti both are same.
> So, just as in waking and dream, there are vrittis, deep sleep also has
> vritti. Just that antah-karaNa-vritti is not there.
> Thus, on account of appearance of vritti in all three states, we can say
> all these three to be dream.. Can't we?
> Also, in DSV model, can we admit sushupti? Memory and pratyabhijnA are
> inadmissible there. That I had deep sleep is memory in SDV but drishTi in
> DSV.
> So, sushupti itself being inadmissible in DSV, the question will be a
> non-starter.
> Please share your views.
> Regards.
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