Author: Sri Aurobindo
Compilor: A S Dalal
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170587506
A rare and rich treasure among the spiritual discoveries of world-teachers down the ages lies in the largely unknown wisdom about sleep and dreams which is to be found in the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. This book represents a distillation of these teachings.
A sleep that imitates death is his repose, writers Sri Aurobindo in describing our ordinary sleep which is characterised by a fall into a state of semi-consciousness and a discontinuity of conscious existence. In contrast to ordinary sleep is the sleep of the yogi in which there is full and unbroken consciousness while the outer being- physical, vital and mental-is in a state of complete repose. The Mother gave a description of such a state in a letter to her son commenting on a newspaper article which stated that the Mother had not slept for several months.
The right way is to transform the sleep, and especially to learn how to become more and more conscious in sleep itself. If that is done, sleep changes into an inner mode of consciousness in which the sadhana can continue as much as in the waking state, and at the same time one is able to enter into other planes of consciousness than the physical and command an immense range of informative and utilizable experience.
You can become conscious of your nights and your sleep just as you are conscious of your days. It is a mater of inner development and discipline of consciousness.
Sleep - Doorway to Worlds Within
Dreams and Dream-Experiences
Remembering and Understanding Dreams
Sleep, Dreams and Sadhana
Appendix I On Dreams
Appendix II Three Dreams