As buddha explain pattichasamutpada…plus there are abhidhama text such as tikpatthan. Buddha or other monks didn’t talk about what happened in deep sleep.
how we can describe the State of deep sleeping according to pattichasamutpada or any abhidhama system ??
Does mind stops in deep sleep…
I do not understand plz help …
Torpor is a hindrance to meditation because it restricts the mind :
“And how is desire inwardly restricted? Whatever desire is accompanied by sloth & drowsiness, conjoined with sloth & drowsiness, that is called inwardly restricted desire.”—Samyutta Nikaya 51.20
The third foundation of mindfulness is concerned with identification of the state of mind:
“When the mind is constricted, he discerns that the mind is constricted. When the mind is scattered, he discerns that the mind is scattered.”—Majhima Nikaya 10
The aim of meditation is to keep the mind balanced:
""He develops the base of power endowed with concentration founded on discrimination & the fabrications of exertion, thinking, ‘This discrimination of mine will be neither overly sluggish nor overly active, neither inwardly restricted nor outwardly scattered.’—Samyutta Nikaya 51.20
This balance is known as a ‘base of power’ as with others it results in supranormal powers, such as knowing the mind-states of others.