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You are a tiny speck in the existence. But at the same time,
this tiny speck has the potential to contain the whole cosmos

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Spiritual process is not about chanting a mantra or closing
your eyes, spiritual process is essentially about enhancing
your perception

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If you realize that just about everything from atomic to
cosmic is beyond your comprehension, you will naturally
bow down, you will walk gently

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Samadhi - To go Beyond Existence.

The word samadhi literally means, sama meaning equanimity and dhi meaning budhi or the intellect. The fundamental nature of the intellect is to discriminate – you are able to discriminate between a person and a tree only because your intellect is functioning. This discriminatory quality is very important for survival. If you want to break a stone, you have to discriminate between the stone and your finger otherwise you will break your finger. So discrimination is an instrument which supports and executes the instinct of survival present in every cell of the body. The execution of this instinct happens mainly because of the intellect.

If you lose the discriminatory intellect, you will become insane. In a samadhi state, your discriminatory intellect is perfectly in shape, but at the same time you have transcended it. A state like this gives you an experience of the oneness of the existence, the unification of everything that is. The whole aspect of spirituality is to go beyond that discrimination, beyond the survival instincts, which is for the physical. Samadhi is a certain state of equanimity where the intellect goes beyond its normal function of discrimination. This in turn, loosens one from his physical body or there is a space between what is you and your body.

There are various types of samadhis, which for the sake of understanding have been classified into eight forms. Of these eight, they have been broadly categorized as savikalpa samadhis with attributes or qualities, which are very pleasant, blissful, and ecstatic. And nirvikalpa samadhis that are beyond pleasant and unpleasant, they are without attributes or qualities. Those who go into nirvikalpa samadhi states are always kept in protected atmospheres as their contact with the body has become very minimal. The smallest disturbance, like a sound or a pinprick would dislodge them from their body. These states are maintained for certain periods to establish the distinction between you and the body. It is a significant step in one’s spiritual evolution, but still not the Ultimate. The samadhis by themselves have no great significance in terms of Realization.

When we say Mahasamadhi, we are talking about a dimension where you transcend discrimination – not just experientially but also existentially. There is no such thing as you and the other. Right now, you are sitting here and there is you and the other; it is a certain level of reality. In a samadhi state, you go beyond that discrimination and in your experience you are able to see the oneness of the existence. Mahasamadhi means you not only see it that way, you have become that way totally – discrimination is finished. That means individual existence is finished, who you are does not exist anymore. The life that is functioning as an individual life right now becomes absolutely universal or cosmic or boundless. To put it in traditional terms, you become one with God or one with everything.

When I say one with God, it does not mean going and joining somebody somewhere. It is just that your individual bubble is over. To use an analogy, right now your existence is like a bubble. A bubble that is floating around is very real but if you burst it, where does the air inside the bubble go? It just becomes one with everything, isn’t it? It is completely dissolved. When we say one with everything, this is what it means. Nothing will be there, you will not be there. So when we say mukthi, it means you are free from existence. When I say you are free from existence, I am not talking about existence as a quantity which you are free from. You are free from your own existence – your existence is finished.

So when we say mukthi or nirvana or moksha, this is what it means – freedom from the very burden of existence. That’s ultimate freedom because as long as you exist, you are bound in one way or another. If you exist in a physical way, it is one kind of bondage. If you leave the physical body and exist in some other way, there is still another kind of bondage. Everything that exists is ruled by some law. Now mukthi means you have broken all laws and all laws can be broken only when you cease to exist.

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. That’s what Mahasamadhi means. All discrimination between what is you and what is not you is finished. This is the goal of every spiritual seeker. Ultimately, he wants to go beyond existence

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There are various types of samadhis, which for the sake of understanding have been classified into eight forms. Of these eight, they have been broadly categorized as savikalpa samadhis with attributes or qualities, which are very pleasant, blissful, and ecstatic. And nirvikalpa samadhis that are beyond pleasant and unpleasant, they are without attributes or qualities. Those who go into nirvikalpa samadhi states are always kept in protected atmospheres as their contact with the body has become very minimal. The smallest disturbance, like a sound or a pinprick would dislodge them from their body. These states are maintained for certain periods to establish the distinction between you and the body. It is a significant step in one’s spiritual evolution, but still not the Ultimate. The samadhis by themselves have no great significance in terms of Realization

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It is the pain of not knowing which drive human beings to
really know life. Otherwise, they only try to know those
things that assist their survival.

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Whenever a child enters people's lives, most people tend to think it is time to teach. No. When a child enters your life, it is time to learn because between you and your child, who is more joyful? - The child

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For anyone in whatever they are doing, success will not
come without Grace

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The whole creation is so tenderly balanced - this manifests
the mastery of the Creator

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Being on the spiritual path means you want to be a success in an
existential sphere, not just on a social level

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A human being is a highly sophisticated mechanism. If you
are in proper tune, you are capable of perceiving the whole
cosmos within yourself

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You cannot be receptive when you are too full of yourself.
The less you are, the more you receive. The more you are, the
less you receive

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If you strive to make yourself in such a way that nobody can
help loving you, life will blossom, everything will yield

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Generally, people who are not self-realized are full of
themselves. One who is self-realized sees that the whole
world is full of one

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Do not try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in
such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine

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Everything in this cosmos is happening wonderfully well. But
just one nasty little thought coming up in your head is
enough to make it a bad day

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Once you touch a dimension which is boundless, the idea of time
and space disappears. What is here is there; what is there is here

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Once the stillness comes into your life, then the mind also becomes absolutely still...When your mind becomes still, your intelligence explodes..

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The physical is like the peel of a fruit; it has no purpose of its
own. This body means something to us only because of the
life within

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The science and technology of how this life functions and
what we can do with it, is what we refer to as yoga

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As a human, you are not a being, you are a becoming, an ongoing
process. Nothing is fixed - you can be whichever way you want to be

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Your logical mind is good enough to handle the mundane. If you want to enter the mystical, it is of no use

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if there is something in your life which means something to you, you should not postpone it for a single day

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How deeply you touch another life is how rich your life is

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The mind is there to perceive, not to cook up nonsense. Your mind has to be like a mirror, showing you everything just the way it is

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Though soil is the source, flower is the purpose. Though the Divine is the source, life is the purpose.

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