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Sahaja Samadhi:
« on: December 05, 2012, 01:35:33 PM »
Sahaja Samadhi: (From Day by Day 02.02.1946.)

Q: Is the Purusha in the heart?

Bhagavan: If you mean the physical heart, it cannot be.  But the books prescribe a heart which is an inverted lotus with cavity
inside and a flame in that cavity and all that. In such a psychic heart, the purusha is said to abide and the flame may be of that
angushta pramana (of the size of a little finger).

Q: Is the seeing that light Self Realization?

Bhagavan: Abiding in it, not seeing it , is Self Realization.

Q: In nirvikalpa samadhi what happens to the prana?

Bhagavan: It goes and merges where it came from.

Q: I wish to know if there will be breathing then.

Bhagavan: It may not be in the form of respiration. But in sukshma form. They call it Maha Prana.

Q: What is Sahaja Samadhi?

Bhagavan: It is our Svabhava stithi. It is being in our natural state. Nirvikalpa Samadhi also means merely giving up our
vikalpas. Samadhi is our natural state. If we give up the vikalpas, we are in Samadhi.

Q: What is the difference between sushupti ananda and turiya ananda?

Bhagavan: There are no different anandas. There is only one Ananda, including the Ananda enjoyed during waking state,
the ananda, of all kinds of beings from the lowest animal to the highest Brahma, the ananda of the Self. The bliss which is
enjoyed unconsciously in sleep is enjoyed consciously in turiya. That is the difference. The Ananda enjoyed during Jagrat is
upadhi ananda.

Arunachala ?siva.             


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Re: Sahaja Samadhi:
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 01:36:14 PM »

Sri Bhagavan, a Brahma Jnani has given from simple to intricate explanations about His state of Sahaja Samadhi. Sahaja Samadhi
is Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi.  In Talks 17, when Evan Wentz asked: 'Does the Maharshi enter the nirvikalpa samadhi?' Sri
Bhagavan replied: If the eyes are closed it is nirvikalpa; if open it is though differentiated, still, in the absolute repose, savikalpa.
The ever present state is the natural state, Sahaja.


Again Sri Bhagavan says in Talks No. 55: .....The environment never abandons you, according to your desire. Look at me. I left home.
Look at yourselves. You have come here leaving the home environment. What do you find here? Is this different from what you left?
Even if one is immersed in Nirvikalpa Samadhi for years together, when he emerges from it he will find himself in the environment
which he is bound to have. That is the reason for the Acharya (Sri Sankara) emphasizing Sahaja Samadhi in preference to Nirvikalpa
Samadhi in his excellent work Viveka Chudamani. One should be in spontaneous Samadhi, -- that is, in one's pristine state - in
the midst of every environment.


A question was raised about the differences in the various samadhis. (Talks. No. 82).

Maharshi: When the senses are merged in darkness it is deep sleep. When merged in light it is Samadhi. Just as a passenger
when asleep in a carriage, is unaware of the motion, the halting, or the unharnessing of the horses, so also a Jnani in Sahaja
Samadhi is unaware of the happenings, waking, dream, and deep sleep. Here sleep correlates to the unharnessing of the horses.
And Samadhi corresponds to the halting of the horses, because the senses are ready to act just as the horses are ready to move
after halting.

In samadhi the head does not bend down because the senses there though inactive; whereas the head bends down in sleep,
because the senses are merged in darkness. In Kevala Samadhi, the activities (vital and mental), waking, dream and deep sleep, are
only merged, ready to emerge after regaining tjhe state other than samadhi. In Sahaja Samadhi, the activities, vital, mental, and the
three states are destroyed never to reappear, However, others notice that the Jnani active, e.g. eating, talking, moving etc. He is nt
himself aware of the activities, whereas others are aware of his activities. They pertain to his body and not to his Real Self, swarupa.
For himself, he is like a sleeping passenger -- or a child interrupted from sound sleep, and fed and unaware of it.


Arunachala Siva,