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The State of Sahaja Samadhi of Bhagavan Ramana
« on: October 22, 2008, 03:50:46 PM »
M. Sodousky writes:

There are two states of samadhi.  One is temporary samadhi.  It is
a spiritual ecstasy appearing spontaneously, sporadically, or even
as a result of deliberate efforts, but lasting only for a brief time.
But for someone, who is made perfect, who appear like meteor on
the spiritual firmament of humanity, this may lead to the lasting
and absolute samadhi.  Yet, as we know nothing about this supreme
state, called by Sri Ramana Maharshi, a 'natural state' or Sahaja
Samadhi, we are quite unable to discuss. somce ot would be useless
as to try to solve an equation with too many unknowns! I think
its relation to the waking styate is just the same as the waking to
the sleeping one.

No one can reach this lofty state through curiosity or the so called
"passion for knowledge."  It is your motive, the purpose you want
to achieve, that alone is the factor deciding the success.  Only
intuition can guide you.  If you are ripe for the wholehearted desire
to exchange all that is transitory in yourself for the permanent and
eternal, when the eternal becomes more important for you than all
the seeming 'reality' of the visible world, you will be capable and
ready for the great effort, then only will the neceesary assistance
is given to you.

We can find much light on the subject of higher states of consciousness
in the following books:

1. Varieties of Religious Experiences - a classic by Prof. William James.
2. A Search in Secret India and other works by Paul Brunton.
3. The incomparable Maha Yoga, by Lakshmana Sarma, 'Who'.

One should also read the very valuable book Ramana Maharshi and
the Path of Self Knowledge, by Arthur Osborne.

The Path is always open.

(Source: In Days of Great Peace - M. Sodouksy - Mouni Sadhu.)

Arunachala Siva.