[Advaita-l] What is Samadhi?

Srinivasan Krishnamoorthy ksri2006 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 05:35:40 EST 2024

Yes. Point 1. PRASAMKHYANA state has to be achieved for not self
realization but total kaivalya state. Ref PY Sutra fourth chapter 29 th
sloka. Once realised the yogi can not come back to samprajnata state and
back to life. That is not self realisation. S.R Means total moksha that is
the final state.  If a yogi states that he is a self realised soul is a
total bluff. The very purpose of samadhi vis a vis Dharma mega samadhi is
cloud of virtues called dharma, is to attain nir bija samadhi to kaivalya
samadhi. That is why Vasishta maharishi also says yoga is mokshopaya. Dr.
Srinivasan k iyer

On Thu, 1 Feb, 2024, 08:54 Kuntimaddi Sadananda via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> PraNAms to all.
> There is lot of confusion in the Facebook discussion groups - many coming
> from Ramana Maharshi groups -1. Samadhi is required for Self-Realization
> and 2) the mind needs to be eliminated to attain Samadhi for
> self-realization (mana vinasha). Many quote from the books that have
> question-answers sessions Ramana Maharshi had with disciples. There are
> also many disciples of Ramana Maharshi who further endorse the above
> statements. There are also JK groups that denounce all methods as they all
> condition the mind.
> Some even quote Vivekachudamani sloka 447 or something that says the mind
> is a problem and one has to have a thoughtless mind for self-realization.
> 1. What do you think is samadhi? 2. Is a thoughtless mind required for
> self-realization?3. What do you think is involved in self-realization?4. Is
> akhandaakaara vrutti involves thoughtless state?
> I am posing these to get input from all the scholars here.
> Hari Om!Sadananda
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