I remember an incident few years back when my colleague working with me in the same project had met with an accident and was hospitalized. He was under coma for two weeks with out any major wounds in his body. It was a mental shock, the mind withdrew and the personality was not there for a week. Later he became conscious and got discharged from the hospital. However he suffered eye sight and difficulty in speaking for few months and God bless he became normal.
I learnt a lesson from this incident that our life is precious and very flimsy as well. Then I started understanding the dynamics of life and our consciousness which lead to understanding of our four avastas. I realized that how important is sleep and why this activity is there.
Do we wake up or waking up happens?
We wake up due to our prarabdha karma which is part of our karana sharira (Causal Body). The prana shakthi (Life Source) that bounds our body and keeps it intact for a time period kicks in and wake up happens. The mind which is in the bijaa avasta or seed sprouts up and the person from the thread of memory or smruthi appears. That’s why when we wake up in the morning the mind is fresh and the flow of thoughts are less. There is a sense of ‘I’. However within no time the person comes back with the vasanas and starts performing actions.
Mr. XYZ is sleeping…is fundamentally wrong. Mr. XYZ falls into sleep and there is no address of him after that.
We are nothing but mind, body and sense complex. We look outwards always as our sense organs are programmed to function outside. It identifies with five senses which forms the world. World is subjective and differs based on samsakara. Mind is the controller which gathers information from these senses and converts into an experience.
Mind is always programmed to conclude the content of senses and register into memory as an experience.
Body on the other hand is bag of bones and flesh which is an upadi or media to experience the pleasure and pain through sense organs. We have no control of it as it is part of pancha bootha. We claim it as my body but don’t have an iota of control on it. Things happen as far as body is considered. We can see only hairs growing and becoming white.
Every day there is a birth and death of person. The entire personality hangs on the memory of thread (Smruthi) which he builds up from the birth. It is as flimsy as the water bubble. Hence a person met with an accident and lost his memory is no more the same person he used to be previously. The entire world is new for him.
It is an emergency to understand the importance of the life and what is the purpose of living. We have to raise above this groove of body mind sense complex and realize the truth through self inquiry.