Q: There are people who go into meditation suddenly. Some people are quite unaware of themselves in meditation; they become unconscious and go into a state of sleep. What is that state?
That is the first stage. One has to pass through that to the conscious stage.
Q: How can one do that?
By aspiration. Aspiration is a great thing. If one is satisfied with that unconsciousness, he will remain there.
– Sri Aurobindo