Sleep as A State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedānta

Sleep as A State of Consciousness in Advaita Vedānta

eBook - 2004
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Indian philosophy bases itself on three states of consciousness: waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. Deep sleep, or sus|upti, plays an important role in Advaita Vedaµnta, 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 Vedaµnta to reveal a philosophical insight, validate an argument, illustrate a moral, or adorn a tale. Arvind Sharma explores why sleep is a phenomenon that philosophers should be interested in and examines it in classical Hindu religious texts, including the Upanis|ads, and in foundational, early, and modern Advaita Vedaµnta.
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781423739241
Characteristics: ix, 181 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc


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