WHAT IS THE MEANING OF MAHASAMADHI?INNER YOGA-27
MEANING OF MAHASAMADHI;---
1-MahasamÄ dhi (the great and final samÄ dhi) is the act of consciously and intentionally leaving one’s body at the time of enlightenment.A realized yogi (male) or yogini (female) who has attained the state of nirvikalpa samadhi (enlightenment), will, at an appropriate time, consciously exit from their body. This is known as mahasamadhi. This is not the same as the physical death that occurs for an unenlightened person.
2-Enlightened yogis take their mahasamadhi during their final practice of samadhi: and they expire during this final sadhana practice. Therefore, mahasamadhi occurs only once in a lifetime, when the yogi finally casts off their mortal frame and their karma is extinguished upon death.
3-An enlightened or realized yogi is one who has attained the nondual state of nirvikalpa samadhi where duality of subject and object are resolved and the yogi becomes permanently established in the unity of full enlightenment.
4-Swami Rama wrote in his book “Living with the Himalayan masters” about four kinds of attaining mahasamadhi:
1. Self-burning within a fraction of a second, by meditating on the solar plexus
2. Opening the top of the skull in the “perfect position”.
3. Stopping one’s breath in the deep waters of the Himalayas.
4. Freezing in the state of Samadhi.
WHAT IS MAHASAMADHI?---
15 FACTS;-- 1-Mahasamadhi is a dimension where you transcend discrimination – not just experientially but also existentially. There is no such thing as you and the other. Right now, there is you and the other; it is a certain level of reality. 2- In a samadhi state, you go beyond that discrimination and in your experience you are able to see the oneness of the existence.Nirvana is a more appropriate word because nirvana means non-existence. When there is no existence, you are even free from freedom because freedom is also a certain bondage. So you are free from your very existence. All discrimination between what is you and what is not you is finished. 3-For someone to be able to do this – taking this life and throwing it out without injuring the body – it needs tremendous energy. Mahasamadhi is a state where one willfully drops the body. The cycle is over. There is no question of rebirth, it is complete dissolution. You can say this person is truly no more.The most holiest and spiritual places in the world are the ones where the saints/siddhas/yogis have attained mahasamadhi or parinirvana or ultimate liberation. 4-Today’s temples, churches and all religious centers of the world are the mahasamadhi places of saints. Saints after attaining enlightenment, choose a particular place according to their own compassion for the mahasamadhi to once for all leave their mortal body and unite with cosmic consciousness. In the process, they bless the place with tremendous cosmic energy for certain period of time, like 200 yrs or 300 yrs or 2000 yrs according to their compassion and purpose of the utility of spiritual energy. 5-Spiritual Places in India;-- The spiritual energy bestowed by saints and yogis are meant to serve humanity in the ways in which the saint wanted to. For e.g, Saint Bogar whose attained mahasamadhi in a place called palani,tamilnadu gifted the cosmic energy for the purpose of healing and cure for many disease caused by poisons. People visit the place for curing illness and disease caused by dangerous poisons. 5-1-The energy in the place cures their illness.The most effective way to remove ones karma (both good and bad) is to meditate in the place where saints have attained mahasamadhi. The tremendous spiritual energy present there can burn the accumulated karmas of past lives. 5-2-The highest number of saints and yogis are born in India, compared to the rest of the world. There are 1008 places of mahasamadhi in the world, and more than 90 % are located in India, Nepal and China. In India, the states tamilnadu, karnataka and andhra pradesh alone accounts for more than 500 places of mahasamadhi. Among all places, the circle comprising tamilnadu-karnataka-kerala-andhra pradesh is highly praised by great saints of world. There is a saying that;-- “A soul cannot complete the cycle of life and death without at least once born in this sacred land” 5-3-Swami Vivekananda himself had a quiet Maha Samadhi – but he truly aroused the world from its spiritual slumber with his call of “Arise and Awake” – before he passed away at a young age of only 39. He is even supposed to have studied the alamanac, trying to choose a date for his departure! 5-4-Meera Bai, the great devotee of Lord Krishna, was often seen in Samadhi – the final merging came one day when she went into the Krishna temple of Dwarka and simply disappeared in the year 1547. 6-As long as you are in the body, whatever liberation you attain, the body is a limitation. It is not complete liberation. When someone leaves their body in full awareness, then we call this Mahasamadhi because he or she has shed the body. 7-Life just shifts from one level to another. In reality, there is no such thing as death. Death exists only to one who has no awareness about life. There is only life, life and life alone. But Mahasamadhi means the real end. This is the goal of every spiritual seeker. Ultimately, he or she wants to go beyond existence. 8- The word Samadhi has a profound meaning. In Tamil, Samadhi is interpreted as Samam + Aadhi meaning equal to the original being of Spirit –and Maha Samadhi means to merge into the Infinite spirit… 9-All of us, have to leave this earth one day, but none of us know when or where or how – but great saints, and evolved souls, know when their time comes. They silently prepare their followers to carry on without them. Some saints leave the earth in simple fashion; Some saints leave the earth in a spectacular fashion. Whether they leave silently or spectacularly, they greatly inspire the countless devotees who follow them in their path. 10-To prepare for mahasamadhi, the yogi must first practice and apply discipline in their spiritual endeavours until they reach nirvikalpa samadhi. They may then incrementally ready themselves through their practice of samadhi. It is possible that they die during their sadhana practice, or during a specific disciplined preparation for their death. This process is unique and individual to each yogi. 11-Mahasamadhi is the state a yogi enters when they consciously make the decision to leave their body. This is only possible once they have already achieved God realization, or nirvikalpa samadhi, in which the yogi recognizes and experiences their true oneness and unity with God. To enter nirvikalpa samadhi is also to experience non-duality, where the perception of a duality of subject and object no longer exists. A yogi who has attained this is said to already dwell in a permanently enlightened state, which gives them the potential to enter mahasamadhi. 12-Mahasamadhi is a different experience to the death that happens for unenlightened beings. To enter mahasamadhi is an event that occurs only once. In making the decision to release their mortal body, the yogi also extinguishes their karma, thus ceasing the cycle of death and rebirth. 13-Mahasamadhi is the act of consciously and intentionally leaving one's body. A realized yogi (male) or yogini (female) who has attained the state of nirvikalpa samadhi, will, at an appropriate time, consciously exit from their body. This is known as mahasamadhi. This is not the same as the physical death that occurs for an unenlightened person. 14-Enlightened yogis take their mahasamadhi during their final practice of samadhi: and they expire during this final sadhana practice. Therefore, mahasamadhi occurs only once in a lifetime, when the yogi finally casts off their mortal frame and their karma is extinguished upon death. 15-An enlightened or realized yogi is one who has attained the nondual state of nirvikalpa samadhi where duality of subject and object are resolved and the yogi becomes permanently established in the unity of full enlightenment (Videha mukti). Each realized yogi enters and prepares for mahasamadhi in a unique fashion. WHY IS THE BODY OF A PERSON WHO HAS ATTAINED SAMADHI NOT BURNT?--- 10 FACTS;-- 1-Hindus believe in burning the body of the dead. But the body of a person who has attained to Samadhi is not burnt, but cremated with certain rituals. What is the spiritual or religious significance of this act?Even after achieving Samadhi one generally spends many lives gaining experiences on various realms before the 'final Initiation' which is Ascension (the action of rising to an important position or a higher level.Asthe ascent of Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection).. 2-Ascension is the highest Initiation terrrestrial man can achieve. During Ascension the physical body becomes transmutated (change in form, nature, or substance)onto a higher vibration which allows it to live for many thousands of years. Such people can move between the realms, as it were, with this new body much more efficiently then they could before. 3-Strictly speaking all people should do this every time they 'die'. They should take their body with them! But because the majority of people are nowhere near this elevated stage they 'die in sin'. When a person dies on the subtle realms they generally take their etheric structures with them when they reincarnate. This doesn't appear to happen very often on the physical realm. 4-In the past I believe some individuals did leave their physical bodies behind while the rest of their structures Ascended to the higher spiritual realms, but this has now changed quite significantly in recent times. Now, we are told to take All our aspects with us into Ascension! 5-For those who can't do this, Cremation is the next closest choice. By cremating one's body we release the energies of the physical body into nature quicker than by decomposition. Of course, Ascension would do this even quicker and more thoroughly! 6-It's really a personal choice. One might argue that giving the worms and plants nourishment from a decomposing body is actually more natural and it is, in a way. But then, cremation is really a way to reenact (stage-struck) the process of Ascension and by doing this we can rid ourselves of some karmic repercussions(result) from leaving a body to bio-degrade over longer periods of time. 7-One aspect to cremation is that one recieves a little more energy from the cremated body, especially, if one knows how to draw this residual lifeforce back into one's psychic structure through the Solar Plexus. This is harder to do 'naturally'. Also, by leaving the body to die 'naturally' one cannot fully detach oneself from the physical realm of existence as the sub-conscious, which remembers and records everything that the other aspects of mind experience, unless you are quite advanced. 8-By cremating the body the sub-conscious mind, which really wants Ascension, is given some closure, which allows it to function better for the individual wherever they might be. It's a lesser sin, so to speak. 9-There are advanced people who have physically died and left their bodies here in some manner other than cremation and still gone on to bigger and better things. Unless we can Consciously Ascend the manner in which we die isn't anywhere near as important as how we live. It's How we use the energy in life that matter above all. 10-But, Ascension, is the correct metaphysical way to leave the reincarnatory cycle of Earth. The experiences of Cosmic Consciousness and Meditation are preparations towards this. A person capable of the deeper states of Samadhi could consciously leave the body at will anyway, and either return to this body or remain outside. Some Masters have even entered Samadhi and had their bodies cremated by well meaning disciples without them realising it until it was too late! Such Masters will have to come back to this physical realm to continue their experiences. WHAT IS JEEVA SAMADHI OR ADHISHTANAM /BRINDAVANAM?--- 06 FACTS;-- 1-Adhishtanam or - Brindavanam is the tomb of a Hindu Spiritual Guru or a saint. It is believed that the saint's life force still exists in the tomb and prayers are offered to it. 2-"Brindavanam" is the term used for Vaishanavaite saints and Adishtanam for the rest of them. It is called as Jeeva Samadhi in Tamil Nadu, mainly with reference to Siddhars. There are hundreds of them spread all over India. 3-In case of shaivaite saints , a Shiva linga is placed over the tomb and for vaishanavaite saints, the sacred Tulsi tree is planted. 4-In this concept, by spiritual practices, life is not allowed to go out of the body. The seed cells in the body never get damaged. Such a person stops the functions of the body after completion of his or her mission by his or her own will. 5-Gnani will fix his or her mind with the Almighty and stop functioning. The body is then buried. That body will never decay whether it is thousand or ten thousand years, because the magnetic force in the body itself acts as a life force in the body. As "unseen masters" or "invisible helpers" they guide the human race to wisdom. 6-It is believed that this force remains forever and the time limit for the Samadhi status depends upon the saint's bio-magnetic strength, which may vary in terms of hundreds of years........SHIVOHAM.....