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The ‘I am’ in its purity is ‘turiya’ (the fourth state), but I am ‘turiyatita’ (beyond turiya) and living in (as) the Reality.

The Guru in describing his own state or standpoint makes the whole teaching so simple and clear, it could not be put in a simpler way. The ‘I am’ has to be understood in its purity, when it just arises and is wordless. This can be done by either recollecting the moment it arose at around three years of age or by trying to catch it when you just wake up from deep sleep. In this pure state it is the ‘Turiya’ or the fourth state which is always there in the background and on which rest the other three, that is waking, dreaming and deep sleep. On entering and abiding in the ‘Turiya’ or fourth state you can go beyond it into the ‘Turiyatita’ or beyond the fourth and live as the Absolute or ‘Parabrahman’, which is the Reality.
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