(Suṣupti): Deep sleep. One of the Four States of Consciousness. It is the state in which atman (the Supreme Self) is mainly misidentified with anandamaya kosha (the “sheath composed of bliss”). The jiva (soul) travels in a subjective world without being conscious of it, and becomes one with that unconscious subjectivity. Because it is related to a kosha (body), it still has a fine veil of an objective character, but the content of the experience is just bliss. In deep sleep, the jiva is free from objects but has not yet transcended itself.