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Turiya literally means ‘the fourth’.
 
Turiya literally means ‘the fourth’.
  
Treatises on Advaita Vedānta take recourse to a method called ‘avasthātraya-viveka’<ref>It is the method of ‘analysis of the three states of consciousness’.</ref> to prove the existence of the ātman<ref>Ātman means the individual soul.</ref> as pure consciousness beyond the body-mind complex. Since it persists through all the three states of consciousness it is called the ‘turīya’ or ‘the fourth’. The three states are:  
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Treatises on [[Advaita]] Vedānta take recourse to a method called ‘avasthātraya-[[viveka]]’<ref>It is the method of ‘analysis of the three states of [[consciousness]]’.</ref> to prove the existence of the [[Ātman|ātman]]<ref>[[Ātman]] means the individual soul.</ref> as pure [[consciousness]] beyond the body-mind complex. Since it persists through all the three states of consciousness it is called the ‘turīya’ or ‘the fourth’. The three states are:  
 
# Jāgrat - waking state
 
# Jāgrat - waking state
# Svapna - dream state
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# [[Svapna]] - dream state
# Suṣupti - deep-sleep state
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# [[Suṣupti]] - deep-sleep state
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 01:46, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Turiya literally means ‘the fourth’.

Treatises on Advaita Vedānta take recourse to a method called ‘avasthātraya-viveka[1] to prove the existence of the ātman[2] as pure consciousness beyond the body-mind complex. Since it persists through all the three states of consciousness it is called the ‘turīya’ or ‘the fourth’. The three states are:

  1. Jāgrat - waking state
  2. Svapna - dream state
  3. Suṣupti - deep-sleep state


References

  1. It is the method of ‘analysis of the three states of consciousness’.
  2. Ātman means the individual soul.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore