THE FOUR STATES OF ATMAN.
Man spends his entire life in one of these three states of consciousness viz, Jagratha Avastha, Swapna Avastha and Sushupthi Avastha.
Sleep is similar to death in many respects. When we sleep we wind up and reside in our Atman. We lose contact with the external physical world of our existence. We stop relating with Time, Place and the Objects in the ‘real world’ where we live!
When we enter the world of dreams, we become Gods. We can create anything and everything we wish to. Think of the sky and the blue sky appears. Think of a forest and immediately a thick green forest appears.
The Sun, The Moon, The stars and everything else besides, is at our beck and call. Any location, any time or day, any object or man, any animal or bird can be created – just by thinking about it.
They appear in a fraction of a second and disappear in another fraction of the second when they are not needed anymore. They talk, walk and behave exactly as we wish them to do.
We with out limited power, limited knowledge and limited experience are able to create a world of our own – as if by Magic.
The moment we come out of the dream, the entire creation vanishes! The dream which appeared to satyam when we were asleep turns out to be a mithya when we come out of it.
So when we transcendent the swapna lokam, it becomes a mithya.
What will happen if we are able to transcendent the physical world of existence?
If we are able to transcendent the physical world and reach the higher state of consciousness, this world will disappear just as our dream world did.
The world we live in is the creation of God – created using His unlimited Knowledge, Power and experience.
The dream world was our creation. The physical world is his creation. When we learn to transcendent the physical world, everything will vanish and only the Absolute Reality will be seen everywhere.
There won’t be any difference due to Naama roopa bedham. This is the fourth state of consciousness of Atman, called the Thureeyam.
If we reach this state of consciousness, we will be liberated from all bond ages, all misunderstandings, all delusions and all confusion. There will be Perfect Peace, Perfect Bliss and Perfect Knowledge.