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Taijasa literally means ‘one who is bright’.
 
Taijasa literally means ‘one who is bright’.
  
The jīva<ref>Jīva means the individual soul.</ref> has three states of consciousness. They are:
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The jīva<ref>Jīva means the individual soul.</ref> has three states of [[consciousness]]. They 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
  
When Jīva gets associated with these three states it is called viśva, taijasa and prājña respectively.  
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When Jīva gets associated with these three states it is called viśva, taijasa and [[prājña]] respectively.  
  
  
 
==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
  
 
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[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 21:33, 18 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Taijasa literally means ‘one who is bright’.

The jīva[1] has three states of consciousness. They are:

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

When Jīva gets associated with these three states it is called viśva, taijasa and prājña respectively.


References

  1. Jīva means the individual soul.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore