States of the Mind
sleeping, we experience snatches of deep sleep inter-spaced with dreams---- Due to this distraction, normal sleep is not a complete form of relaxation.
passes through three states .....
- The waking state - when the mind is active.
- The sleeping-dreaming state - when the mind is partially active
- The deep sleep state - when the mind is inactive.
seers also described a fourth state known as "TURIYA". This
is a state in which the mind is taken to the deep sleep state whilst being fully
awake. It is also known as
. We call this the 'Zero State'.
minds are constantly following our senses. As long as physical distractions occupy our minds, it is
not possible to achieve the Zero State.
towards the Zero State, the mind must be turned inwards from the outside world by practicing Conscious
relaxation techniques, which prepare one for meditation.
Conscious relaxation frees our minds from the distractions of the outside
world - including our body tensions - and prepares us to move to subtler levels
GO AHEAD , MOVE SLOWLY INTO THE ZERO STATE.
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