' Atma-Upadesa ~ Teaching About or of the Self '

The waking state, it obtains not in sleep
And sleep again does not attain consciousness
When awake: day by day these twain are born
Of Maya's womb and keep alternating on.

A long-drawn-out dream is this, and like sleep each day,
It gets extinguished: dream too likewise!
We can never see extinction thus to this: as it is
Hitched on to the pure aloneness, it goes round for ever.