Vedanta Seven Steps to Samadhi ~ 16

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Jan 1974 am
location Palace Hotel (Bikaner House),
Mount Abu, meditation camp
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 41min. Quality: good.
Sanskrit chant before discourse.
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shorttitle VEDANT16
Reader of the sutra: Ma Yoga Taru, also chanting.
The sutra
In this seventh stage, the state of videhamukti,
Liberation while living in the body is achieved.
This stage is totally silent and cannot be communicated in words.
It is the end of all stages,
Where all the processes of yoga come to their conclusion.
In this stage, all activities -- worldly, bodily and scriptural -- cease.
The whole universe in the form of the world -- viswa,
Intelligence -- prajna, and radiance -- tejas, is just Aum.
There is no division here between speech and the speaker.
If however any such division remains, the state has not been attained.
The first sound 'a' of Aum, stands for the world,
The second 'u' for radiance and the third 'm' for intelligence.
Before entering samadhi, the seeker should contemplate on Aum most strenuously,
And subsequently he should surrender everything,
From gross to subtle to the conscious self.
Taking the conscious self as his own self,
He should consolidate this feeling: I am eternal, pure, enlightened,
Free, existential, incomparable, the most blissful Vasudeva and Pranava himself.
Since the whole visible world comprising a beginning, a middle and an end,
Is sorrow-stricken, he must renounce everything and merge into the supreme.
He should feel that he is blissful, taintless,
Without ignorance, without appearance,
Inexpressible in words, and that he is Brahman,
The essence of knowledge.
This is the Upanishadic mystery.


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