|School of Santhi
Yoga School in India,
Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala, South India
of yoga comes to you only in the precious present, where in the reality
unravels! We have been learning many things and finally here we are
now to unlearn; to say goodbye to the mind!
Yoga Sutra 10:
Dreamless sleep is that modification resulted by a condition
of inaction as a state of negation.
Ordinarily there are three states of consciousness. Waking state,
dreaming state and sleeping state.
Though we generally include the later two states with in sleep,
but when we talk about sleep as a
modification we mean sleep devoid of dream.
In waking state, the mind is communicating through the senses
to the external world; the thinking
mind the senses, the sense organs as well of organs of actions
are in motion in this state of consciousness.
In dreaming state, the mind is operating with the senses but
severed its connection with the sense
organs and to the external world. In dream, the world is generated
from within from the already
stored information which is there in the mind; thinking process
also is active.
As a result of all the modifications, both in the waking and
dreaming states, the mind gets into
a state of tiredness that leads to a condition of inertia or
Tamas which we call as sleep.
All the conscious experience of the waking state and subconscious experiences of the dreaming
states are retained in the mind with a purpose to understand a further moment by drawing it out
from its store house and compare with it. Both these functions of the mind together constitute
Memory. But memory as a fluctuation corresponds mainly to the recollection aspect of the mind.
Yoga Sutra 11:
Recollection is that mental modification caused by reproduction
of previous impression of an object or thought without adding anything to it from any other
source. Memory is the final modification in its order of dissolution as it determines the
subsequent karma of a person. It also enables a person to handle the worldly dealings effectively and hence it remains till the final dissolution of the ego.
How to stop the fluctuations of the consciousness?