WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SAHAJA SAMADHI ?INNER YOGA-26
WHAT IS SAMADHI ?-
1-Dhyana or meditation culminates in Samadhi. The object of meditation is Samadhi. Samadhi is the goal of Yogi discipline. Body and mind become dead, as it were, to all external impressions. The connection with the outer world is broken.
2-In Samadhi, the Yogi enters into Supreme Silence, which is untouched by the ceaseless noises of the outer world. The mind ceases its functioning. The senses are absorbed in the mind. When all the modifications of the mind are controlled, the Seer, the Purusha, rests in his own Self.
3-Patanjali speaks of this in his Yoga Sutras is Svarupa-Avasthanam (establishment in one's true Self).There are kinds or degrees of concentration or Samadhi, viz., Samprajnata or conscious and Asamprajnata or superconscious.
4-The state in which the unbroken experience of existence-consciousness is attained by the still mind, alone is samadhi. That still mind which is adorned with the attainment of the limitless supreme Self, alone is the reality of GOD.
5-When the mind is in communion with the Self in darkness, it is called sleep, that is, the immersion of the mind in ignorance. Immersion in a conscious or wakeful state is called samadhi. Samadhi is continuous inherence in the Self in a waking state. Nidra or sleep is also inherence in the Self but in an unconscious state. In sahaja samadhi the communion is continuous.
WHAT ARE THE FORMS OF SAMPRAJNATA SAMADHI ?-
In Samprajnata Samadhi, there are definite objects of concentration for resting. The mind remains conscious of the object.There are six forms of Samprajnata
1-Savitarka (with deliberation),
2-Nirvitarka (without deliberation),
3-Savichara (with reflection),
4-Nirvachara (without reflection),
5-Sananda (with joy), and
6-Sasmita (with the sense of personality)
In Samprajnata Samadhi, there is a clear consciousness of the object meditated upon, as distinct from the subject. In Asamprajnata Samadhi, this distinction vanishes, it being transcended.
WHAT IS SAHAJA SAMADHI?-
1-Remaining permanently in the primal state without effort is sahaja.In sahaja samadhi, the mind has resolved itself into the Self and has been lost. Differences and obstructions(unrest of the body, of the sight, of the vital force and of the mind, the cognizance of objects and activity, are all obstructions for him) do not therefore exist here.
2- The driver sleeping on his moving cart is not aware of the motion of the cart, because his mind is sunk in darkness. Similarly the sahaja jnani (liberated sage) remains unaware of his bodily activities because his mind is dead, having been resolved in the ecstasy of Awareness (Self).Like a river discharged into the ocean and its identity lost; a river cannot be redirected from the ocean.
2-1-SLEEP ; 1-Mind is alive;2-Sunk in oblivion(state of being unaware) .
2-2-KEVALA ; 1-Mind is alive;2-Sunk in light;3-Like a bucket with the rope, left lying in the water in a well;To be drawn out by the other end of the rope.
2-3-SAHAJA;--1-Mind is dead;2- Resolved into the Self;
3-Like a river discharged into the ocean and its identity lost;A river cannot be redirected from the ocean.
3-Those who have experienced kevala return to the experience of the perception of a world, a body, etc., because the mind-ego that creates such a delusion-perception is not dead. such people often imagine they are liberated and begin teaching.
WHAT IS SAHAJA SAMADHI MEDITATION ?--
1-Sahaj Samadhi Meditation is an effortless form of meditation that focuses on the breath and mantra during the meditation process.
2-Sahaj means “effortless” in Sanskrit and Samadhi is a silent state of awareness. This awareness lies at the thought source, which is a state beyond waking, dreaming and sleeping.
3-Samadhi is an unlimited reservoir of energy, creativity and intelligence. It is a state of unlimited peace and tranquility.This is a mantra-based meditation, where a sacred mantra or word has to be silently repeated.
THE DIFFERENCE AMONG SAVIKALPA;NIRVIKALPA;& SAHAJA;--
Holding on to the supreme state is samadhi. When it is with effort due to mental disturbances, it issavikalpa. When these disturbances are absent, it is nirvikalpa. Remaining permanently in the primal (fundamental) state without effort is sahaja Samadhi.
IS NIRVIKALPA SAMADHI COMPULSORY BEFORE THE ATTAINMENT OF SAHAJA?--
1-Abiding (everlasting)permanently in any of these samadhis, either savikalpa or nirvikatpa, is sahaja [the natural state].
2-What is body-consciousness? It is the insentient (incapable of understanding) body plus consciousness. Both of these must lie in another consciousness which is absolute and unaffected and which remains as it always is,with or without the body-consciousness.
3-Total absence of body-consciousness has the advantage of making the samadhi more intense, although it makes no difference to the knowledge of the supreme.
WHAT IS THE END OF SPIRITUAL SEARCH & LIBERATION?---
1-The end of the ego-illusion is the end of the spiritual search .Only the death of the ego,never to return, can be called liberation.
2-If asked: ‘Which of these three is final liberation: - with form, without form, or with and without form?’The answer is ‘Liberation is the extinction of the ego which inquires ‘With form, without form, or with and without form?’
THE SIGNS OF SAHAJA SAMADHI :--
1-It is difficult to explain 'Sahaja Samadhi' as it has to be experienced by the sadhak himself.Experiencing 'ATHMA'in a natural way is 'Sahaja Samadhi'.By arresting the king(ATMA), mind(Manas,Buddhi,ChittaAhankara) posing as Atma was trying to play in Maya.
2-The king(Atma) getting hold of his position & arresting the mind& Atma shining in its true nature,full of power is Sahaja Samadhi. Atma being only a witness to the three states& achieving Mano nasha,experiencing Sat-Chit-Ananda asAtma is Sahaja Samadhi.
3-Surrendering to GOD completely,blocking all thoughts inmlnd, meditating on Atma, as a result merging mind in Atma permanently ie, MANO NASHA(not MANO LAYAwhich is temporary),loosing the three states,not feeling he has a body,onlookers may think he is doing action but actually he is actionless,having no impact of outside world is the Yogi in Sahaja Samadhi.
4-Such a Yogi may take bath,may be dirty,with no thinking of auspiciousness or in-auspiciousness ,sitting,standing,eating,sleeping,giving,taking ,drinking,walking,talking--carrying out all these actions being fully established as Atma without having any regard for good deeds,bad deeds,rituals,sacrifices, actions etc.
5-With the firm belief that Atma is Brahman,that is main, all & every thing is Sahaja Samadhi.Such a RAJA YOGI without any binding, of his own spontaneous will moves about like a King!The great yogi will not be carried away by praise or crest fallen by abuse,respect,disrespect, comfort,discomfort,tastyfood,bland food,rich,poor,good omen,bad omen,covered by cloth or naked,city or forest,male or female,hot or cold,pity or harsh,birth or death,beauty or ugly,he treats them all without differentiating them .
6-All that is seen is me only that is the outlook of Sahaja Samadhi Yogi .If a Yogi achieves this Sahaja Samadhi,all other types of yogas merge in this. There is no yoga greater than this.There is no greater RAJA YOGA than this.
7-This should not be told to those who look down at Sadhus, who hate Dharma & who is an idiot.This narration is in all ways, do good to humanity & brings divinity to those who follow it. You have heard it said that practice makes perfect. But it is important to remember that it is only perfect practice that makes you perfect.
8-Building a practice can be compared with building a house. A house can be small or big, simple or elaborate. A house can be fitted with lots of amenities or can lack even the most basic facilities. Such is the case with a practice. It can be profound or shallow. It can be designed to take us all the way to samadhi or simply conform to cultural expectations. The function of the practice determines the form.
9-The loftier the form and the grander the goal and objective, the more detailed the architectural plan must be.The most important aspect of this plan is building a foundation that is capable of supporting the structure you wish to erect. The fundamentals of any fruitful practice are those from the Bhagavad Gita delineated earlier: balanced diet, balanced exercise, balanced thinking, balanced sleep, and performing our actions with balanced understanding.
10-Next comes cultivating a conducive posture. The posture most conducive to our practice is one in which the head, neck, and trunk are in a straight line, the shoulders are relaxed, and the breath serene.
11-Then comes uniting our mind and breath with each other. Uniting the forces of our breath and mind allows us to concentrate with the fewest distractions, thus enabling us to concentrate for a longer period of time on our chosen object.
12-Prolonged concentration matures into meditation, and meditation matures into samadhi. The repeated experience of dharana, dhyana, and samadhi deepens our memory of samadhi.
In subsequent practice sessions, this memory both pushes us toward samadhi and pulls samadhi toward us. There comes a time when this process becomes absolutely effortless. This effortless state of samadhi is called Sahaja samadhi.......SHIVOHAM.....