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Contact: Ken Chawkin
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Maharishi University of Management

Comparison of Subjective and Objective Experiences

Caption: This figure, a 2 X 2 table, compares subjective and objective experiences during waking, sleeping, dreaming, and pure consciousness. As seen in this table, waking state contains a sense of self and mental content -- thoughts and perceptions. In contrast, during pure consciousness (Transcendental Consciousness) there is only Self-awareness, without any sense of time, space, and body awareness.

Credit: Fred Travis, Ph.D.

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