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« Reply #240 on: October 04, 2011, 10:00:17 AM »
76. Question: Then what is Sahaja Samadhi?

Bhagavan: In that state, meditation will always be going on. In that state the thought, "I am meditating" or "I am not meditating" will not occur.

NOTE: Sahaja Samadhi is the permanent state of Self-Realization in which one functions normally in the world without thought, with no sense of oneness or separateness.

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« Reply #241 on: October 04, 2011, 11:42:50 AM »


Dear prasanth,

Yes. Sahaja Samadhi is the living in Nirvikalpa Samadhi with all the
essential worldly activities and without any doership.  Sri Bhagavan
lived in that state for 54 years. Buddha who had attained realization
at the age of 50 lived further for 33 years, I am told from books.



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« Reply #242 on: October 05, 2011, 10:09:17 AM »
77. Question: In my meditation I am only aware of an all-pervasive blankness. Is that good?

Bhagavan: It is good if meditators meditate with Self-awareness.

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« Reply #243 on: October 05, 2011, 03:06:53 PM »


Dear Prasanth,

Yes. There will be a blankness as you proceed with meditation.  Viveka Chudamani also describes it. One should not be afraid
of that blankness and proceed further with Self awareness. Then one starts experiencing the light and bliss. He himself
becomes Light and Blissful thereafter.



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« Reply #244 on: October 05, 2011, 11:57:44 PM »
well said sir.

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« Reply #245 on: October 06, 2011, 10:06:31 AM »
78. Question: Can one practice Sahaja Samadhi (the permanent state of Self-Realization in which one functions normally in the world without thought, with no sense of oneness or separateness) right from the beginning?

Bhagavan: Yes.

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« Reply #246 on: October 07, 2011, 09:55:08 AM »
79. Question: How does one practice Nirvikalpa Samadhi (the state with no perceived differences)? How many different kinds of samadhi are there?

Bhagavan: There is only one kind of samadhi, not many kinds. To remain temporarily subsided in the Reality without any thought is Nirvikalpa Samadhi. Permanently abiding in the Self, without forgetting it, is Sahaja Samadhi.
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« Reply #247 on: October 10, 2011, 10:01:25 AM »
80. Question: God is omnipresent. Why should He become an avatara (one born Enlightened in a physical body) age after age? Couldn't He perform His function just by being present everywhere?

Bhagavan: By the order of Iswara (the Supreme Power, or personal God), authorized, eligible, or qualified beings (adhikarika purushas) along with their devotees are sent to take birth on earth. These beings become avataras in order to give their grace to those who have done nishkamya punya (meritorious acts without any desire), accomplish the mission for which they came, then go back to their own earlier positions. Though different bodies come to the avatara purushas (incarnate divine beings), their experience of the unity of the Self never changes. A man, after being born, undergoes the various stages of life -- childhood, youth, manhood, and old age -- but in all these stages, the thought that he is the same person who was born remains unchanged. Likewise, the avatara purushas knowingly remain as the one Self even though they go through many births. For them, it is rather like seeing ten different dreams in one night.

All these questions will not occur when you know yourself. Without knowing the truth about oneself, it is a waste of time trying to understand the differing teachings of other people.

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« Reply #248 on: October 11, 2011, 10:04:30 AM »
81. Question: What is the difference between Iswara (personal God) and the liberated one?

Bhagavan: Iswara and the Jnani (liberated being) are one and the same, except that the liberated person was at first forgetful of the Self. Later, by strength of his practice, he eventually came to know the Self. For Iswara, it was not like that. Being the eternally liberated One, God is performing the five-fold functions of creation, preservation and destruction, veiling and grace. The activities, or functioning of Iswara and the Jnani, are one and the same.

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« Reply #249 on: October 11, 2011, 01:40:49 PM »



Dear prasanth,

Yes.  When the forgetfulness of the Self is removed by Guru and when he says, Tat tvam Asi, the disciple realizes that he is Iswara
are the same principle. The liberated one thus becomes equal to Iswara excepting  that he cannot do five fold functions of creation,
etc.,



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« Reply #250 on: October 12, 2011, 10:02:49 AM »
82. Question: You have said that the jnani (realized being) can be as active, and deal with men and things. I have no doubt about it now. You say at the same time that he has no differences; to him all is one, he is always in the Consciousness... if so, how does he deal with differences --with men, with things, which are surely different?

Bhagavan: He sees these differences as but appearances. He sees them as not separate from the True, the Real, with which he is one.

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« Reply #251 on: October 13, 2011, 09:56:08 AM »
83. Question: The jnani (realized being) seems to be more accurate in his expressions; he appreciates the differences better than the ordinary man. If sugar is sweet and wormwood is bitter to me, he too seems to realize it is so. In fact, all forms, all sounds, all tastes, etc., are the same to him as they are to others. If so, how can it be said that these are mere appearances? Do they not form part of his life experience?

Bhagavan: I have said that equality implies the existence of differences. It is a unity that the jnani perceives in all differences, which I call equality. Equality does not mean ignorance of distinctions. When you have the Realization you can see that these differences are very nominal, they are not at all substantial or permanent, and what is essential in all these appearances is the one Truth, and Real. That I call unity... You referred to sound, taste, form, smell, etc. True, the jnani appreciates the distinctions, but he always perceives and experiences the one Real in all of them. That is why he has no preferences. Whether he moves about or talks or acts, it is all the One Real in which he acts or moves or talks. He has nothing apart from the one supreme Truth.

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« Reply #252 on: October 13, 2011, 03:53:26 PM »


Dear prasanth,

Yes. This is what Sri Bhagavan says in His last verse of Pancharatnam.



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« Reply #253 on: October 14, 2011, 09:59:15 AM »
84. Question: Sri Bhagavan has written that one should not show advaita (non-duality) in one's activities. Why so? All are one. Why differences?

Bhagavan: If you saw someone molesting a woman would you just let him go, thinking "All is one?" There is a scriptural story about this. Some people once gathered together to test whether it is true, as said in the Bhagavad Gita, that a jnani (realized being) sees everything as one. They took a Brahmin, (a member of the highest Hindu caste system), a cow, an elephant, and a dog to the court of King Janaka, who was a jnani. When all had arrived, King Janaka sent the Brahmin to the place of Brahmins, the cow to its shed, the elephant to the place allotted to elephants, the dog to its kennel. He then ordered his servants to take care of his guests and feed them all appropriate food. The people asked, "Why did you separate them individually? Is not everything one and the same for you?"

"Yes, all are one," replied Janaka, "but self-satisfaction varies according to the nature of the individual. Will a man eat the straw eaten by the cow? Will the cow enjoy the food that a man eats? One should only give what satisfies each individual person or animal. Although the same man may play the role of all the characters in a play, his actions will be determined by the role that he is playing at each moment. In the role of a king, he will sit on a throne and rule. If the same person takes on the role of a servant, he will carry the sandals of his master and follow him. His real Self is neither increased nor decreased while he plays these roles. The Jnani never forgets that he himself has played all these roles in the past."

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« Reply #254 on: October 14, 2011, 11:59:37 AM »


Dear prasanth,

It is a nice post. Sri Bhagavan says about this bhavana in three verses in Sad Darsanam and is supplement.

In Verse 37 of Sad Darsanam, He says:

During the search, duality; on attainment, unity. - This doctrine is also false. When eager he sought himself and later
when he found himself, the tenth man in the story was the tenth man, and none else, [in the story, ten men crossed a
stream and wanted to make sure they were all safe. In counting each one left himself out, and found only nine. A passerby
gave each a blow and made them count the ten blows.

In Sad Darsanam, Supplement Verse 27, He says: Seeming to have enthusiasm and delight, seeming to have excitement
and aversion, seeming to exercise initiative and perseverance, and yet without attachment, play, O hero, in the world.
Released from all bonds of attachment and with equanimity of mind, acting outwardly in all situations in accordance with
the part you have assumed, play as you please, O hero, in the world.

In Sad Darsanam, Supplement Verse 39, He says: Keep advaita within the heart. Do not ever carry it into action. Even if you
apply it to all the three worlds, O Son, it is not to be applied to the Guru.



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