WAKING, DREAMING, DEEP SLEEP AND THE ABSOLUTE - PART 6


Questioner: What do you do when asleep? 


Maharaj: I am aware of being asleep. 


Q: Is not sleep a state of unconsciousness? 


M: Yes, I am aware of being unconscious. 


Q: And when awake, or dreaming? 


M: I am aware of being awake, or dreaming. 


Q: I do not catch you. What exactly do you mean? Let me make my terms clear: by being asleep I mean unconscious, by being awake, I mean conscious, by dreaming I mean conscious of one's mind but not of the surroundings. 


M: Well, it is about the same with me. Yet, there seems to be a difference. In each state you forget the other two, while to me there is but one state of being, including and transcending the three mental states of waking, dreaming and sleeping.


Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.

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