Friday, 22 January 2010

Ramana Maharshi says Jnani's waking and dream states are different from ordinary men

Day by Day with Bhagavan
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19-3-45 Afternoon

Bhagavan said he once had a dream that he went to Palni and that he then devoured the Palni God (Lord Subramanya); and that he had at another time a dream that he visited
Tiruchendur temple (where also the deity is Lord Subramanya). The details of this dream Bhagavan does not remember.

I remembered that some people once wanted to know if a jivanmukta can have dreams. The doubt is natural, because we believe jnanis have no sleep like ordinary men. So they may not have dreams.

I therefore asked Bhagavan about this matter, and he said, "If the jnani can have a waking state, what is the difficulty about his having a dream state? But of course as his waking state is different from the ordinary man's waking state, so his dream state also will be different from the ordinary man's dream state.Whether in waking or in dream he will not slip from his real state which is sometimes called the fourth or turiya state."

Source: Arunachala's Ramana. Boundless Ocean of Grace.Volume 5. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.

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http://prashantaboutindia.blogspot.com/2009/05/michael-james-about-self-enquiry-based.html

http://prashantaboutindia.blogspot.com/2010/03/ramana-maharshi-about-process-of-doing.html

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