Author Topic: Ramana Maharshi Answer To Can A Man Realize His Self In The Dream State?  (Read 1635 times)

ramana_maharshi

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Dr. Haribhai writes:

I went to Sri Ramanasramam, in 1946, for Bhagavan's darshan.

I put a question to Bhagavan: "If waking and dream states are not different, can a man realize his Self in the dream state?" To this Bhagavan graciously replied:

"First realize the Self in the waking state. And then raise the question!"

Source: Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace,Volume 6. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)


Subramanian.R

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Dear prasanth,

Dream state is not a permanent state.  There also the mind operates.
The deep sleep state, where the mind is suspended animation,
is also not a permanent state.  When the sleep is over, the mind
jumps out with "I thought" and various other thoughts.  The mind
killing or ego killing is the prime requisite for self realization.  This
can be done only through atma vichara sadhana and the Self
realized.

Arunachala Siva.

ramana_maharshi

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well said Subramanian garu.