Spirituality...Can sleep be considered as meditation ?
some kind of forced meditation....for all living beings...
- ۞Aum۞Lv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
sleep is not a meditation for individuals, if sleeping just for the sake of it (yoga nidra is meditation though)
Deep sleep is a meditation of Mother Nature to rejuvenate our pranic body by charging it from the cosmic battery of prana... when someone is in deep sleep, his astral body travels outside and gets charged of prana....and this happens to every living being... without consciously being aware of the process.
With yoga we can make our sleep too a meditation for our individual self.... the beginning steps are lucid dreaming... and remaining wakeful...even while sleepingSource(s): Aum
- Creativei©Lv 78 years ago
No never . .
There are thousands of meditation techniques from many different traditions, but all could be classified as belonging to either one or a combination of five types: they are ..
1 Concentration Meditation
2. Mindfulness Meditation
3. Reflective Meditation
4. Creative Meditation
5. Heart-Centered Meditation .
but for a kundalini awakend person even his sleep itself becomes a meditation (possible only for a yogi ) , for a normal people its not , they fall into deep sleep within minutes and that is not considered as meditation .. .
- GalenLv 58 years ago
I think part of the problem is the definition of meditation. Many of the above answers are correct if you only address the waking state, but are we so sure about the sleep state?
Perhaps it would be useful to look at the content of memory from sleep. We certainly seem to be active in some phases of sleep. Ask anyone who keeps a dream journal and routinely reviews it. It seems to me that there are periods of useful activity during sleep. Some of this activity seems to be didactic in nature.
Does any of this activity qualify as the sleep time equivalent of meditation? We certainly have non-ego functioning at least some of this period. I think I don't know enough to answer.
- Alpha and OmegaLv 68 years ago
I don't think that sleep can be considered as meditation but I do believe that during the act of sleep the mind can receive images by way of dreams that can be an indicataor of what is on a person's mind but it can also receive messages that are prophetic in content or cause to alert a person of something they need to think about.
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- Anonymous5 years ago
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- 8 years ago
Yes, sleep is subconscious meditation.
Whereas Meditation is conscious sleep.
We gain our energy lost during the day while in sleep but only limited, by Meditation we gain sufficient energy from the cosmos which makes us rejuvenated and full of energy.
A proven fact.
- 8 years ago
As one progresses to a higher level of meditation one reaches a stage called SUSUPTI, in the Yoga Shastra by Patanjali.
Now, SUSUPTI literally translated from Sanskrit means deep sleep.
meditation is not sleeping. But sleeping has some of the same benefits as meditation. It relaxes us not only physically but also mentally. When we are in deep sleep we are in a state similar to deep meditation. We establish a link with the innerself in sleep as well as in meditation.
- 6 years ago
Meditation and sleep does not have a big difference mostly all the process are same. only one difference is that meditation is awakened sleep and sleep is a unconscious sleep. Please dont confuse with this just start doing meditation it will come automatically.
- 8 years ago
In sleep we are free from senses,but unconscious/ unaware of our freedom.
Meditation is conscious sleep. In which we are free and we know it. We will fully control the state of meditation.
Sleep is sub-conscious freedom. but Meditation is super-conscious freedom.
- VasuLv 48 years ago
if seen spiritually every form of concentration is a form of meditation so in that aspect sleeping,eating,walking,writing etc is a form of meditation.