(Sanskrit) A cosmic period of repose or rest.
A Sanskrit word, formed of pra and laya. Pra, means "forwards" or "progression," Laya, from the root li, which means "to dissolve," "to melt away," "to liquefy".
"When we are in the physical world, we must learn to be awake from moment to moment. We then live awakened and self-conscious from moment to moment in the internal worlds, both during the hours of the sleep of the physical body and also after death."