Vedanta Seven Steps to Samadhi ~ 12

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event type discourse
date & time 17 Jan 1974 am
location Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
Mount Abu, meditation camp
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 41min. Quality: good.
Hindi chant before discourse.
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video Not available
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shorttitle VEDANT12
notes
synopsis
Reader of the sutra: Ma Yoga Taru, also chanting.
The sutra
The first stage, to which contentment and bliss impart sweetness,
Springs from the innermost recesses of the seeker's heart,
As if nectar has issued forth from the heart of the earth.
At the inception of this stage the innermost recess
Becomes a field for the coming of the other stages.
Afterwards the seeker attains the second and third stages.
Of the three, the third is the highest,
Because on its attainment all the modifications of will come to an end.
One who practices the three stages finds his ignorance dead,
And on entering the fourth stage
He sees everything, everywhere, equally.
At that moment he is so strongly embedded in the experience of
Nonduality -- advaita -- that the experience itself disappears.
Thus, on attaining the fourth stage
The seeker finds the world as illusory as a dream.
So while the first three stages are called waking ones,
The fourth is dreaming.


(source:CD-ROM)


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