om nmH bRHm......
Each living being in this world we know as planet earth consists of an
aat`maa (soul) and the body of the soul called
shrir. Thus aat`maa of
each living being is called embodied meaning living in a body. aat`maa
is the reflection in pRkruti of a
creator bRH`m called
chaeetn`y . chaeetn`y is also called
chit-shk`ti of creator bRHm`H
which animates pRkruti which is itself jD or
inert-inanimate. aat`maa is created as noted above when a
iCH`CHaa (wish, desire, thought of
something or to do something) emanates in creator bRHm'H Himself. As
creator bRHm'H is unmanifest His iCH`CHaa is
manifested through His manifestation called aat`maa.
aat`maa exists in an embodied form as a living being in three
major states :
- jaagrut state = wakeful state:
in this state aat`maa is resident and operative in the
s`thul-shrir which is visible
physical body of a living being and is called
vaeess`vaanr. jaagrut state has 4 sub-states:
- biij-jaagrut state =
seed state or beginning state of wakefulness: In this
bij-jaagrut state aat`maa has the notion
of aHNkaar or "I-ness" and due to
maayaa think all other creation
as "all these in this world";
- ati-jaagrut state =
great wakefulness state: In this ati-jaagrut state
aat`maa has the memory of previous incarnations.
- s`vp`n-jaagrut state =
dream wakefulness state: In this state aa`tmaa's
fully awake to its existence as a living being of the current incarnation
with the vaasnaa which
exhibit as thoughts and ideas to perform kARm in the current life form)...
vaasnaa are latent behavioral characteristics and tendencies
acquired cumulatively as life forms in the previous incarnations and which
are continued in the current life form state)...
- s`vp`n state = dream state: in
his state aat`maa is called taeejs
and is resident and operative in the suKSHm-shrir
part of its existence as a living being ...
suKSHm-shrir is the invisible body made composed of 10
GNaanaeNDRRiyo or cognitive senses) and 5
kARmaeNDRRiyo or conative senses),
mns (faculty of a living being
which shows the intelligence in a living being) and
pRaaAN (a shk`ti or a force with
energy-power which empowers all voluntary and involuntary functions in a
living body to keep it alive)...this suKSHm-shrir
travels with aat`maa in its transmigration from body to body in
life-death cycles called SNsaar or
life journeys ...In this s`vp`n
state of the embodied aat`maa can experiences two sub-states:
- s`vp`n state = sleep state:
In this s`vp`n or sleep state the embodied aat`maa
experiences false notions of its previous experiences which is called
s`vp`n or dreams. These false
notions of its previous experiences appear real in the s`vp`n
or dream-sleep state.
- s`vp`n-jaagrut state =
dream-awake state: In this s`vp`n-jaagrut state the embodied
aat`maa recalls past experiences as if they are real at that
moment of dream-awake state.
- suSHUp`ti state = deep sleep
state: in this state aat`maa is called
pRGnaa meaning pure GNaan
or knowledge of creator bRHm`H and resides and operates in
kaarAN-shrir which is the body of
what causes aa`tmaa's manifestation which is called
pRkruti as noted above. In this suSHUp`ti
or deep sleep state the body of embodied aat`maa
becomes inert, inanimate and devoid of the normal behaviour during the
jaagrut or wakeful state.
(The above compiled from CHNDyog upniSHD
and vashiSH`TH's yog -
3.117-118 and supplemented with explanatory texts from learning of
veD = SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE as
part of learning and sharing what is learned with the rest of the humanity on
this PVAF web site......
pRANaam guru bRH`m....om tt
st....om shaanti shaanti shaanti