Vedanta Seven Steps to Samadhi ~ 14

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event type discourse
date & time 18 Jan 1974 am
location Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
Mount Abu, meditation camp
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 48min. Quality: good.
Sanskrit chant before discourse.
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shorttitle VEDANT14
Reader of the sutra: Ma Yoga Taru, also chanting.
The sutra
On the attainment of the fifth state, the mind of the seeker ceases,
Like clouds in an autumn sky, and only truth remains.
In this state, worldly desires do not arise at all.
During this state all thoughts of division in the seeker are stilled
And he remains rooted in nonduality.
On the disappearance of the feeling of division,
The fifth stage, known as the sushuptapad -- sleeping --
Draws the enlightened seeker into its nature.
He is perpetually introverted and looks tired and sleepy,
Even though externally he continues his everyday activities.
On the accomplishment of this stage,
The desire-free seeker enters the sixth one.
Both truth and untruth, both egoism and egolessness
And all sorts of mentation cease to exist in this state,
And rooted in pure nonduality, the seeker is free from fear.
As the entanglements of his heart dissolve, so all his doubts drop.
This is the moment when he is completely emptied of all thought.
Without attaining nirvana, he is in a nirvana-like state
And becomes free while yet dwelling in the body.
This state is like that of the motionless flame of a lamp.
And then comes the seventh stage.


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