Pure Consciousness and the three states

(Cont.)  Now all the beauty, power and movement observed in the [three] states can have but a single origin, viz., Pure Consciousness which, by contrast with waking, is commonly regarded as sleep. But it must logically be invested with all the greatness inseparable from its being the source of this magnificent universe, that is to say, with omnipotence and omniscience, with love and mercy, attributes which our limping intellect can associate only with a personality. The verse in the Mandukya refers to Pure Consciousness in sleep in these terms, “He is the Ruler of all. He is all-knowing. He is all-pervading. It is from Him that all things originate and it is in Him that they dissolve (verse 6).

K.A. Krishnaswamy Iyer


About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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