“Aum”/ acrylic on wood (mounted on wood)/ 37.5 x 30”/ 2001

The mantra “AUM” stands for the supreme state Of Turiya, without parts, beyond birth And death, symbol of everlasting joy. Those who know AUM as the Self become the Self; Truly they become the Self. Om shanti shanti shanti

-Mandukya Upanishad

Also, the Mandukya Upanishad defines turiya as "The fourth state which is not that which is conscious of the subjective, nor that which is conscious of the objective, nor that which is conscious of both, nor that which is simple consciousness, nor that which is all-sentient mass, nor that which is all darkness. It is unseen, transcendent, the sole essence of the consciousness of Self, the completion of the world."

William Arthur Mills

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