Talk 2

15th May, 1935
Talk 2.

Someone enquired about the nature of perception.
Maharshi: Whatever state one is in, the perceptions partake of that state.
The explanation is that in the waking state (jagrat [?]) the gross body perceives gross names and forms; in swapna (the dream state) the mental body perceives the mental creations in their manifold forms and names; in the sushupti [?] (deep dreamless sleep), the identification with the body being lost, there are no perceptions; similarly in the Transcendental state identity with Brahman places the man in harmony with everything, and there is nothing apart from his Self.

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