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Nirvikalpa Samadhi& Savikalpa Samadh
« on: March 09, 2014, 12:37:15 AM »
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  • Shankara told that whether one is in bhoga/sanga or yoga/asanga, if he is connected to God, he is in continuous Samadhi

    A devotee mentioned that a great saint enjoyed a specific food item. But immediately he realized that the sacrifice is affected and hence fasted for three days applying cow dung to the tongue.

    On hearing this, Swami commented like this: When the saint enjoyed the specific food item, he was not in the Yoga, which means that he was not enjoying in God. In such case, he should have enjoyed the specific food item as creation of God and should have expressed gratefulness to God. If he was enjoying in God continuously (Nirvikalpa Samadhi), he will never enjoy the specific food item. This means that he was in God discontinuously (Savikalpa Samadhi). Gita says that sacrifice of personal worldly enjoyment results in grief only when there is no involvement of the devotee in the Lord or Lord’s work (Sansyaasastu Mahabaho…). Yoga is enjoyment in God or involvement in God’s work. Between these two options, the later is better since the former is theoretical service and the latter is practical service. This is the reason why Gita always stood in the second option saying that Yoga means Karma Yoga only (Karma Yogena Yoginaam). Of course, when there is no possibility for the second option due to unavailability of human incarnation, the first option is good. Moreover, the first option is the generator of the second option. The first option is Jnana Yoga and the second option is Karma Yoga.

    The person following the first option is called Sankhya and the person following the second option is called Yogi (Jnana Yogena Saakhyaanaam Karma Yogena Yoginaam- Gita). Mere sacrifice of world is foolish. If you are involved and absorbed in Lord by meditation or in His personal work, the sacrifice of world is spontaneous without any effort. Effort in sacrifice is a proof for its false nature. When you are not absorbed in God or His work, it is better to enjoy the world thinking that the world is creation of God. If you treat the world as His creation and enjoy it with gratefulness to God, God is pleased. If you enjoy the poem of a poet, the poet is pleased. Absorption in God will result in spontaneous sacrifice of the world without any effort. When you are interested to drink a precious drink, the lower drinks are spontaneously neglected by you without any effort. Instead of separating the enjoyment of the world from spiritual field, the same can be treated as a part of spiritual field by enjoying the world as the creation of God. If this is done, even the savikalpa Samadhi becomes nirvikalpa Samadhi because there is no place to leave God.

    Shri Rama Krishna Paramahamsa went in to unconscious mood by seeing a line of Swans in the blue sky. He enjoyed that worldly scene as creation of God and in His appreciation the unconscious mood or Samadhi was attained. Thus, He was continuously in God while worshipping God in the temple as well as outside while enjoying the world. Such a state is Nirvikalpa Samadhi in which there is no difference between inside and outside. Shankara told the same that whether one is in bhoga/sanga or yoga/asanga, if he is connected to God, he is in continuous Samadhi (Yogaratovaa…). That is the reason why Lord Dattatreya appears sometimes as ‘Yogi’ and sometimes as ‘Bhogi’ maintaining His divinity continuously.  Datta maintains His divinity continuously whereas the follower maintains his connection to divinity continuously in this concept.
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