Atmananda’s Insights 1 [based on the “Discourses”]:
The unchanging & happy Formlessness of Deep Dreamless Sleep has been offered by Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Atmananda, & other great Sages as a clue to the nature of the solitary Absolute Self, the only Reality. The truly Formless is all-embracing, without any boundary separating it from any other entity – thus Non-Dual. This is especially clarified with denial of anything objective & the affirmation of the Formless Reality, the Self as purely non-objective, which is to say more “subjective” than subjective, or perhaps trans-subjective. The ordinary subjective stands in opposition to what is objective, but if there is no objective existing, the some other term, like perhaps trans-subjective or Absolute Subjective may apply. This sole Existence is Consciousness-Bliss & thus an intensely “alive” & dynamic Peace. For the most part, spiritual practice occurs in the Waking State, though some recommendations for Lucid Dreaming, etc. can be found in the literature. Sri Atmananda even taught conscious Deep Dreamless Sleep. Sri Ramana Maharshi taught Self-Inquiry for the moment of transition from Dream or Deep Dreamless Sleep into Waking.
[The above themes & 1600 pages more are freely available as perused or downloaded PDF’s, the sole occupants of a Public Microsoft Skydrive “Public Folder” accessible through www.jpstiga.com ]