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John- Mandukya Upanishad

Mar 23, 2006 10:21 PM
by Vincent

I am familiar myself with four states of consciousness which I'm 
guessing correlate with the four that you've mentioned here.

1. Daily Waking (As per our common 16 hours per day)

2. Nightly Sleeping (As per our common 8 hours per night)

3. Mystical Trance (A merger of the firstly-mentioned waking and 
sleeping states, wherein the earthly-focused psyche attempts to 
apprehend the higher spiritual realm, but fails to do so, as  
evidenced by the existence of it's veil of dream experience.  The 
dream state merely serves to protect the ego's pseudo-consciousness, 
by reinforcing it's false sense of earthly security.)

4. Spiritual Awakening (that place wherein the firstly-mentioned 
waking and sleeping states are merged, but the cloudy veil of dream 
materials has altogether dissipated.  One percieves directly into 
the supernatural realm, bypassing the chaotic veil of dreams, and is 
able to confer with the spirits directly.)

Do these four items that I offer somewhat correlate with the four 
that you are presenting yourself?  I have directly experienced the 
four states that I have listed on occasions too numerous to count.  
Granted, my terminologies fall a bit short here.


--- In, samblo@... wrote:
> Vince,
>    In the case you are not familiar. "Mundukya"
> >>in the words of Mandukya, "unthinkable and unspeakable.<<
>   refers to the Mandukya Upanishad. It instructs on the four 
states of 
> consciousness, waking, dreaming, sleeping and Turiya (or profound) 
states. the 
> Profound is the Transcendental leaving the other three as the 
experiential norm. 
> The four states can be correlate to the four yuga and other 
correlates. I 
> recommend you see an online copy. 
> Here is one link:
>  <A 
l">Mandukya Upanishad</A> 
> John
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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