Body

So long as we are immersed in body consciousness, we are like

strangers in a foreign country. Our native land is omnipresence.

Paramahansa Yogananda—Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda

So this is the problem. When we sleep we are not aware of the body. When immersed in a wonderful movie we are not aware of the body. So is that pure consciousness? Of course not. But in foolishness we think we are in pure consciousness and consider ourselves to have advanced spiritually. Deep sleep is enjoyable and ananda or joy. But that is not progress.

Truly when in pure consciousness, the body ceases to breathe

Once you experience that, there is nothing like that

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