Who am I ? Just dream ...
A dream is a "Personal Virtual Reality Technology". What looks real during sleep turns out virtual on wakefulness.
Let us then examine dreams in little more detail.
1. Elimination of external sensory input noise is a pre-requisite for the emergence of dreams
2. Once the mind canvas is still, our life energies display computations in the form of "emotional visuals"
3. These visuals occur in both monochrome and color
4. Events in the dream always unfold in a serial order. We do not see two unconnected events at the same time
This observation implies that, in theory, if we prevent noise input into our system during wakeful state itself, we should be able to see new "life-energy visuals" without closing our eyes ! Is that how -- continuous and deep silence, meditation and intense prayer lead to deeper levels of experiences ? Are super-conscious experiences actually our own life energy forms that just assemble outside the dream state ?
5. Between sleeping and waking up, we do not know the number of hours spent
6. During sleep, we cannot keep track of our geographical location
Given that during sleep (a) we are beyond space and time, (b) we create, preserve and destroy thoughts in the form of dreams -- aren't we close to the traditional description of God ? Isn't that the key evidence that God exists in all of us ? When we go to temples, are we praying in front of "one of our forms" ? When we say God is beyond time and space… are we referring to our own life energies in an enclosed form?
Sometimes we do not see dreams but are deep asleep. Our life energy is not projecting emotional visuals at that time. What remains is a state of nothingness in a background of awareness. In the dream-less state, the canvas of dream projection is dissolved. There is absolute stillness. This is a state of pure nirakar (state of nothingness). Logically the state of no-dream (nothingness) must be deeper than the state of dreams (somethingness). The question is: What happened to "us" at the time of no-dreams ? Frankly, we still existed in the form of pure awareness. Does it mean that "nothingness our true nature" ? Is somethingness projected periodically as a wave that rises in the ocean and merges back again ? Is that the true definition of life as we know it ?
The question is: What is the purpose of staying in the state of nothingness that is beyond time and space ?
"Nothing", in my opinion. In the space of nothingness (i.e., deep sleep when dreams do not form) there is no purpose, no goal, no ambition. We just exist.