[Advaita-l] Re: Advaita-l Digest, Vol 42, Issue 25: yoga, advaita, and samAdhi

Ravishankar Venkatraman sunlike at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 28 09:29:38 CDT 2006


I have asked this question before, but did not get an answer. I am trying 
again now.

What state of samAdhi is equivalent to the experience of jIvan MuktA? I tend 
to think that sahaja samAdhi is the equivalent state. I would like to know 
know whether this is correct. In anyway are the states are different? Please 
let me know.


>There is, in the "Talks" of Ramana Maharshi, a delightful table that 
>analyzes the various states of <samAdhi>. He speaks of <savikalpa> and 
><nirvikalpa>, but does not mention a <bIja-samAdhi>. Perhaps this "seed" 
>samadhi is the same as what Ramana calls "sahaja sthiti": where Samsara and 
>Nirvana are one. But the "seed" image does not make sense in this context.

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