[Advaita-l] Question on Samadhi
K Kathirasan NCS
kkathir at ncs.com.sg
Thu Jul 24 04:00:53 CDT 2003
However, it is saddening to know that works attributed to Shankara like
Vivekachudamani, Tattva Bodha, etc...advocates Nirvikalpa Samadhi experience
to realize the Self.
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> praNAms, Hare Krishna
> It is clear from shankara's major works that any amount of external effort
> no matter whether it is karma, yoga & bhakti could fetch us the ultimate
> realisation since what we are seeking is not an adventitious thing. It is
> our own swarUpa & has to be revealed on its own. All mystical experiences
> including various types of samadhi-s gained through suppressing /
> oppressing our thought flow is not paramArtha jnAna. shankara quite
> explicit in his observation on the concept of mOksha that only dispersal
> ignorance can lead us to ultimate deliverance from the cycle of samsAra.
> All other margAs are prescribed for chitta shuddhi & to prepare ourselves
> to realise vastu tantra paramArtha jnAna.
> I also request to read Sri Vidyashankar prabhuji's mail on this subject
> under the subject heading *Why yoga is not a pramANa* somewhere at the
> beginning of this month.
> Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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