Sleep as a State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedanta

By Arvind Sharma

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Indian philosophy bases itself on three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. Deep sleep, or susupti, plays an important role in Advaita Vedanta, the major philosophical school that advocates a doctrine of pure consciousness. Explaining and savoring this paradox, this book shows how the concept of deep sleep can be used in Advaita Vedanta to reveal a p Indian philosophy bases itself on three states of...

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October 14th 2004 by State University of New York Press

(first published October 7th 2004)

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English

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