Yoga sutras of Patanjali 1/38


Or by concentrating on an experience had during dream or deep sleep

Or by focusing on the nature of the stream in the dream state or the nature of the state of dreamless sleep, the mind becomes stabilized and tranquil.

In his suggestions for different meditation techniques we might like to try to attain serenity of mind, Patanjali here offers that we might contemplate the stillness of the mind during deep sleep. Note that we are not to focus on the content of the dreams, more the state we are in whilst dreaming, or experiencing dreamless sleep.



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