(1)"In meditation, You enter the stillness between thoughts, commonly referred to as “the gap.” When you enter into the silence between thoughts, you won’t actually realize it until after you have drifted back out of the gap. There are no thoughts in the gap – just pure consciousness or restful awareness. This gentle drifting between thought and silence is a natural part of the meditation process. We don’t try to get rid of thoughts or do anything with them, for that only creates more mental turbulence. Instead, just keep returning your attention to the mantra. As you meditate on a regular basis, cultivating inner quiet, the time you spend in the gap during meditation will increase."
Dr. Deepak Chopra
A person whom this world of senses has ceased to exist, although he lives and moves in it because his ignorance has been destroyed by the realisation of all pervading Brahman in the nirvikalpa samadhi, but he has to exhaust his prarabdha karma in this life.