Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 08 Oct 2023


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Please explain about thoughtless awareness, imaginable awareness and unimaginable awareness.

[A question by Ms. Thrylokya]

Swami replied:- Thoughtless awareness means only awareness without any thought, retaining only its awareness of awareness. You can have such thoughtless awareness in meditation. Imaginable awareness means that which is generated from the inert energy produced from the digestion of food, which is converted into awareness in a functioning nervous system. Unimaginable awareness is not the awareness that is generated from inert energy and a functioning nervous system. Such awareness is totally absent in unimaginable awareness because it is the awareness generated due to omnipotence of God and we cannot imagine the unimaginable awareness because it is totally dissimilar from the imaginable awareness. This does not mean that we have identified the dissimilar nature of unimaginable awareness. It only means that it is totally unimaginable whereas the imaginable awareness is totally imaginable.