Tag: Waking

Awareness & Mind

joejo's picture

In the past probably the problem was lack of knowledge of outside world that we obtain through our senses in the waking state, whereas, the problem today is lack of self knowledge that one obtains by


MAI's picture

There no such thing as 'the world' independent of thoughts. There are no thoughts in deep sleep, and there is no world. In waking and dream there are thoughts, and there is also the world. Just as a spider emits the thread of a web from within itself and withdraws it again into itself, in the same way the mind projects the world from within itself and later reabsorbs it into itself. When the mind emanates from the Self,the world appears. When the world appears, the Self is not seen,and when the Self appears or shines, the world will not appear.

— Ramana Maharishi