[Advaita-l] Question on Samadhi

K Kathirasan NCS kkathir at ncs.com.sg
Thu Jul 24 04:00:53 CDT 2003

Namaste Bhaskarji,

However, it is saddening to know that works attributed to Shankara like
Vivekachudamani, Tattva Bodha, etc...advocates Nirvikalpa Samadhi experience
to realize the Self. 

best regards,
K Kathirasan

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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
> of
> 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!!!
> bhaskar
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