THE THREE STATES: WAKING, DREAM AND SLEEP

A while back I re-read a book on Ramana’s teachings and something I had known about for ages struck me in a new way….and like a thunderbolt…that our true nature is actually the substratum of our being and not something to strive toward. Yes, our essence is immortal boundless bliss, perfect brilliant stillness. Thanks for another great post!!!

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Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DREAM and the waking state except that the dream is short and the waking long.

Both are the result of the mind. Our real state is called turiya, which is beyond the waking, dream and sleep states.
The Self alone exists and remains as It is. The three states owe their existence to avichara (non-enquiry), and enquiry puts an end to them. However much one may explain, this fact will not become clear until one attains Self-realization, and wonders how he was blind to the self-evident and only existence for so long.
All that we see is a dream, whether we see it in the dream state or waking state. On account of some arbitrary standards about the duration of the experience and so on, we call one experience a dream and another waking experience. With reference to Reality both the experiences are unreal…

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