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Swamiji has quoted great verses in support that waking state karma does not get meted out in dreams state. But as moonstar2001 has commented, there are differing views on this. Since you mentioned Sri Swami Sivananda's quotes, let us see what the great saint Sri Swami Sivananda Himself has said about this: Does dream actions result in karma getting generated?...


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In the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 6, Shloka 35 Lord Krishna says to Arjuna (Translation by Swami Muktananda) : Asamsayam mahabaho mano durnigraham calam Abhyasena to kaunteya vairagyena ca grhyate. BG 6.35: Doubtless O mighty-armed, the mind is restless and hard to control but by practice and non-attachment, O son of Kunti, it can be controlled. The ...


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The title and body are asking different questions, I'm answering three questions asked in the body of question. Btw, regarding Chitta or consciousness, it is one Swarupa of Brahman as preached by Mahavakya Prajnanam Brahman of Aitareya Upanishad of Rigvea. Q. FIRSTLY can this Spirit be seen ? No, seeing is the function of eye which is one of the ...


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Turiya refers simply to the Fourth. There are four quarters to Brahman; the waking, dream, dreamless, and the Turiya. The Fourth state is not separate from the other three but rather transcends and encompasses the other three states as well as a Fourth. Turiya is Pure Consciousness and is the same as the Atman or the Unconditioned Brahman. The Mandukya ...


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By occurring in an individual I assume you mean where in the physical body do these states occur. There seems to be some confusion as to terms. So lets be exact. Please see my answer to this question - Where does a Soul attach to the Body? The ‘Soul’ when seen from universal standpoint is often referred to as the Atman. The Soul when seen from an individual ...


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These questions are dealt with in detail in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV. iii. 10-34. Verse 15 says that "...He remains unaffected by whatever he sees in that [dream] state, for this infinite being is unattached." - Whatever happens in the dream state has no effect on a person's karma, you are unattached to your body and organs and there is no activity ...


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You use the term 'animism' loosely with an outdated understanding of the term. Before reading my response I would suggest you first read the Wikipedia page on animism. Animism is an anthropological term. It is not a philosophical or theological term. Neither philosophers or theologians use the term as all religions are, under a modern interpretation, ...


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Here, I just tried to explain positive energy and How to boost up it with a different method and one example. It is all about human being not Just for Hinduism. Positive Energy: It is just not sawing anyone. It is just like to realize it. Every those activity which is good for you, good for society, build your self-confidence and create a positive power in ...


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Why is Sushupti, the deep sleep state, called Prajnanaghana, a “mass of Consciousness”? The answer ventured here is from the Vedantic perspective, which is relevant here because the quotation concerned is from Maandookya Upanishad, a Vedantic text. The key to the answer lies in i) taking Sushupti as a simile; and ii) considering the words of the Chandogya ...


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Yes, many texts talk about it. But the Bhagavad Gita narrates it very beautifully. The quality of such a spiritual mind or consciousness is given as thus: When your mind is no longer disturbed by the flowery language of the Vedas, and when it remains fixed in the trance of self-realization, then you will have attained the divine consciousness. [BG - 2.53] ...


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There is one world Tatva (base) please remember it. when person have basic knowledge of anything its called Tatva Gyan (Elementary knowledge). Which is become the principal knowledge. Like in science whatever you see are made from pure or compound of Elements; Elements are made of Particles Electron, Neutron and proton; hence whatever you see are made from ...


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Infinite and non-infinite are both qualities, upadhis. Qualities can only arise in maya. Describing the ultimate consciousness as infinite is like describing the ocean by the outline of the seashore. The Ultimate is neither infinite nor is it non-infinite. The Mandukya Upanishad (VII.) says: "Turiya is not that which is conscious of the inner (subjective) ...


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Yes, it is not a quick process. It requires gradual development of mind, concentration and experience. In Vedanta, this practice or Sadhana are instucted to be accomplished by four stages which are Sravana, Manana, Nididhyasana and Samadhi. Sravana means hearing/listening truth from Guru. And by logical reasoning, verifying or reflecting the meaning (of ...


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Both the Supreme Lord and the living entity are known as atma. The Supreme Lord is called Paramatma, and the living entity is called the jivatma, or jiva as mentioned in Brahma Sutras and Upanishads below. See Page no. 82. गुहां प्रविष्टावात्मानौ हि, तद्दर्शनात् ॥ Sutra 1,2.11 ॥ guhāṃ praviṣṭāvātmānau hi, taddarśanāt || The two that have ...


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These are the four states of consciousness that exist as they are and a jiva experiences them one after another in a cyclic manner. Just like a person experiences the changing seasons around him, he experiences the first three states almost daily cyclically. But to experience the turiya state a jiva has to raise his consciousness in the waking state, the ...


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What is Turiya? Turiya/तुरीय should be the ultimate state of the consciousness. It's the final outcome or remainder after Neti Neti(Apophatic theology) of other states of consciousness. In spirituality, the final state is Moksha, so Turiya might be termed as the experience of Moksha, while still being alive! We can also draw parallels among the various ...


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Absolute bliss is attained within "I" or "Me" (viz. Atma). Based on Gita, many people refer it as NijAnanda (bliss within self). BG 14.27 - For 'I' am the Abode of Brahman - the indestructible and immutable, the eternal, the Dharma and absolute Bliss. Possibly you meant Hiranyagarbha, by the "golden egg", from where the whole universe manifests and ...


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Omniscient is a property of Ishwara i.e. Saguna Brahman not Nirguna Brahman. As per Gita Krishna alone is omniscient. O Arjuna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities; but Me no one knows. Nirguna ...


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The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. D.: How shall I reach the Self? M.: There is no reaching the Self. If the Self were to be reached, it would mean that the Self is not now and here, but that it should be got anew. What is got afresh, will also be lost. So it will be impermanent. What is not permanent is not ...


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The question is How to remain conscious while dying? It is easier said than done. There are different meanings for this word conscious. Dictionary meaning: to notice that a particular thing or person exists or is present: Spiritual meaning: “sentience or awareness of internal or external existence” As per the question, the conscious being referred ...


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As per my learning so far, Atma (to be very specific - Jiv-Atma) is singular/automic consciousness. Whereas, Bramha is Vibhu or supreme consciousness. Both are conscious entities and the conscious entities "do not dissolve into each other". Jivatma has its own properties whereas, Supreme soul has its own. Jivatma consist of 3 qualities - Ichcha (Desire), ...


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To understand Nirguna Brahman one must consult the Upanishads. The Upanishads say poetically, "The eye does not go thither, nor speech, nor the mind. We do not know It; we do not understand how anyone can teach It. It is different from the known; It is above the unknown. Thus we have heard from the preceptors of old who taught It to us." (Kena ...


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Yes. Consciousness can be Vrittis themselves. However, some clarifications is in order. Alright. From your statements below, "A matter particle is aware of gravitational field. We know this is true because it "responds" to that. A proton is aware of EM fields, it responds to EM fields." Is the proton Aware of the Matter particle at a higher conglomeration? ...


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in Kashmir shaivism,infinite I consciousness is all powerful and blissfull.due to its bliss it creates a kind of internal motion or spanda wich results in playfulness and the desire to multiply due to its inherent playfulness.Samsara is the theatre/lila of Shiva.that is partially the why and how. Maya in this system is not some superimposed external thing ...


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Atman is not SELF AWARE! Atman is SELF. SELF is even beyond awareness as said by Nisargadatta maharaj. How does atman get into this business of body consciousnesses? Just as you loose your sense of identity in your dream and create a false identity, Atman too does the same. But the dream cannot affect the dreamer. Yoga vashishtha, asthavakra ...


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Short Answer Atman never loses its self awareness. You have the wrong idea. There's no material body in first place, then how can Atman acquire body consciousness? न निरोधो न चोत्पत्तिर्न बद्धो न च साधकः । न मुमुक्षुर्न वै मुक्त इत्येषा परमार्थता ॥ ३२ ॥ There is no dissolution, no birth, none in bondage, none aspiring for wisdom, no seeker of liberation and ...


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