Understanding four states of mind: waking, dreaming, deep sleep and samadhi

Consciousness is the very basis of our existence, abiding as the steady inner light behind the changes of outer life. We are by nature conscious beings working through the instrumentalities of body and mind. Our current incarnation is but one of many lives in our gathering of experience through the worlds of time and space. Consciousness endows us with our sense of self, feeling and knowing, the inner reality out of which body and mind function. It is the very core of our being.