“The fourth [super-conscious state],” one of the Four States of Consciousness. It is the state in which there is no identification with any of the koshas (sheaths). Instead, there is perfect, pure awareness of Awareness. Thus, there are no incorrect identifications, and avidya (ignorance) vanishes. Only when turya appears do we realize that the seemingly solid physical world in which we live is also like a dream. It is the revelation of the background of the other three states of consciousness (waking, dreaming, and deep sleep).