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Casual or Fleeting Samadhi
« on: January 20, 2009, 12:46:03 PM »
There are some broken intervals of Samadhi, which occur without our effort in the following instances:

-  The interim period between the waking, dream and deep sleep states, for a trice.

- The infinitesimal time when one is in stillness, that is the interval between two thoughts.

- In spasms of fear, shock, sudden sorrow and sudden joy, etc.,

Just before waking up from sleep there is an infinitesimal replica of Bliss.  Also one who who has just woken up from his sleep does not at once lose the peace he enjoyed, and also does not forget the erstwhile experience.  This may be called the Bliss of remembrance,
Vasana Sukha.

We are unaware of such fleeting or momentary Samadhi, when we actually enjoy a taste of the Supreme Bliss, on account of 'ignorance.'

When we happen to walk through a crowded place on the road we do not push every man we meet for getting space.  We just find our way in between in a mechanical manner. So also, we should watch the intervals between thoughts till it becomes habitual and gives quietude and power.

In shocks, sleep, intense pleasure,
Misery, fear, devotion or hysteria,
The thought-current is violently turned
Back into its inherent state -- the Heart.

In such cases however the entry into the
Heart is not felt, whereas in Samadhi
Such entry is distinctly realized
Their difference is due to antecedent causes.

                                            - Sri Ramana Gita. (V-20-21)

(Source:  The Bloom of Inner Glory, N.N. Rajan.  Sri Ramansramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.       


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Re: Casual or Fleeting Samadhi
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 12:12:03 PM »
The worldly objects, which include things, events and experiences,
have no permanence and these are said to give 'happiness' but not
'bliss',  santosham and anandam.  In deep sleep, even though there
are no objects, Bhagavan Ramana says: "Since we are very near to
the Self, in Anandamaya Kosa, we taste a little of the Self because of our proximity to the Self. Simlarly, as soon as we get up in sleep, for a trice, till 'I' thought arises, there is this continuation of bliss.
Thereafter, it is all the play of the ego!  Between two continuous thoughts, again, for a moment, we get the taste of the bliss. In
extreme emotions, like pain or shock or happiness, this taste of bliss is again experienced for a fraction of the amount. 

Bhagavan Ramana says in Who am I?:  When the person/thing that we have, suffers or when we, get happiness out of a person/thing
we love, we get happiness.  Bhagavan Ramana says, during such moments, the mind gets absorbed in the Self for a little while and enjoys bliss.

Arunachala Siva.