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By the continuous practice ('sadhana') of focusing on the 'I am not the body' idea and its subsequent dropping off one enters 'suddha mauna' (pure silence) which is also called 'anandatita' (transcending bliss) and 'turiyatita' (beyond the fourth state).
'Mauna' (pure silence) is the ever speaking state which transcends speech and thought and is meditation without mental activity. It can be only known when the 'I am the body' idea is completely destroyed.
The idea 'I am the body' is 'ajnana' (ignorance) through which a person thinks that he is within the body, whereas, actually, the body is in the Self like any other perceived object. Thus have the firm dictum: 'I am not in the body, the body is in me'.
It is only through the wrong understanding 'I am the body' that one is deluded by external appearances and feels he is caught in the bondage of 'samsara'(cycles of birth and death). So if the ego is destroyed through the 'I am not the body' idea, then this delusion (that one is in bondage) will cease completely.
When the 'I am the body' idea is destroyed by the 'I am not the body' idea, both disappear and the entire mind enters into an intense activity of 'silence' which completely destroys the 'maya' (delusion or ignorance).
It is due to the 'I am the body' delusion that you regard the world that is changing as changeless (the world has always been around) and the Self that is totally free from change as changing (the three states - waking, dreaming and sleep or through aging).
When you focus on the idea 'I am not the body' it implies that I am not the mind as well, naturally the next question would be 'then, who am I?' - No answer, silence. You have entered the 'mauna' of the Self, absolutely free of all desires.
Questions and answers will be there only in the dualistic language based on the 'I am the body' idea. On having the firm conviction 'I am not the body' you enter the non-dual state where questions and answers do not exist.
Through the conviction 'I am not the body' we are no longer caught up in space and time. Now, then and always, here, there and everywhere we are the same One. We alone exist, the 'we' in which there is neither space nor time.