Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sleep - The Fourth Modification of the mind

There are five modification of the mind. The first is right knowledge, the second is wrong knowledge, the third is imagination and the fourth is sleep. Yes, sleep is an action or change in our mind state because when we go into sleep we become unaware or unconscious. This is different than our waking state.  Sleep is different than dreaming. It means to be totally without content. There is no activity or movement. The mind is totally relaxed. In deep sleep you are in bliss and this state of bliss is good for your health. You will know if you had a good night’s sleep by how you feel when you wake up. If you feel rejuvenated you have slept.

Most of us struggle with sleep. Sleep is actually a nutrient. We require sleep to function and survive. Natural healthy sleep comes to us when we take care of our health, are aware of the difference between right knowledge and wrong knowledge and when we allow our imagination to imagine good and peaceful thoughts.

Breathing and meditation are two tools that we can use to get better night’s sleep. So close your eye and begin to breathe deep in through the nose and out through the nose, quiet the mind and relax.


The mind moves in and out of right knowledge, wrong knowledge, imagination and sleep. Pay attention to where your mind moves.  Simply observe and then get a good night’s sleep. It’s good for the body, the mind and the soul.  

Doctor Lynn

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