Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-2. Part - 19.

Ch-2.  Siva – The Mystic Night ( Sivaratri)


What happens in dream is that there is an alienation of the mind into the objects of perception; and the mind itself becomes the mountain there.

There is tension created due to the separation of a part of the mind into the object and a part of it existing as the perceiving subject.
That is why we are restless in dream.

We cannot be happy.

It is neither waking nor it is sleep.

It is very difficult to be happy in this condition because a tense situation of consciousness is created.

What happened in dream, the same happens to us in the waking condition also.

Just as the mind in dream divided itself into two sections – the perceiving subject and the object that was seen – in the waking state also, it divides itself into the subject and object.

It is like a divided personality.

It is as if your own personality has been cut into two halves, of which one half is the 'seer' and the other half is the 'seen'. It is as if one part of your personality gazes at another part of your own personality.

You are looking at your own self as if you are a different person.

You are objectifying yourself; you alienate yourself.

What can be more false and undesirable than this situation?

It is a mental sickness.

Swami Krishnananda

To be continued  ....

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