Yoga philosophy Aur Naveen Sadhana

Dharam Megha Samadhi , Samayavastha , Sahaj Samadhi
Parampujya Gurumaharaj
Yoga philosophy Aur Naveen Sadhana
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I have described the five samadhi’s of the manomaya kosh (mental sheath), and the vigyanmaya Kosh (knowledge sheath). As one progresses past these, the journey through the vigyanmaya kosh is complete, and one transits to the anandmaya Kosh (bliss body). I will describe this in a few words and then end my description of ”what is yoga?”

If we believe that the word samadhi refers to a state where vyavahar or whatever we accomplish by our external senses in our worldly endeavors becomes identical to the uplifting internal initiatives we undertake to bring about our spiritual advancement (parmarth), then, in that case, the various samadhis of the mental sheath (manomaya kosh ) and the sheath of knowledge (vigyanmaya kosh) are not samadhis but just interim stages in our yoga journey. The reason is that in the various stages in the manomaya kosh and the vigyanmaya kosh, the thought process and awareness in the mind (vrittis) get focussed internally and on efforts to bring about spiritual advancement. The engagement of the external senses (vyavhaar) is relegated to the background and even becomes non-existent in some stages. With such disparity between internal engagement (parmarth) and external endeavor (vyavhar), how can one talk about parity between them?

True parity of vyavhar and parmarth is Exemplified by Lord Krishna’s life in which there is equal emphasis on appropriate worldly engagement (vyavhar) and on internal engagement (parmarth). This parity is the only definition of yoga or union in the Gita.

yoga-sthaḥ kuru karmāṇi saṅgaṁ tyaktvā dhanañjaya
siddhy-asiddhyoḥ samo bhūtvā samatvaṁ yoga uchyate

” Perform your actions with a concentrated and steady mind, considering success and failure as identical. Such parity is the highest Samadhi one can achieve and is yoga or union”.

When a person performs all their actions in this world without actually getting entangled in them or their consequences, and when a person’s behavior and attitude become so simple and flawless so that all their worldly activity and endeavors always conform to and are commensurate with their internal goal of achieving high spiritual states;
when a person becomes so enriched with divinity that their actions and outwardly behavior are instinctively of the highest order, when the distinction between them and me, mine and his, likes and dislikes becomes blurred and when one’s mental state remains identical in happiness and sorrow, such a state is referred to as dharma megh yoga or Sam Yoga. This is also the Sahaj samadhi.

A person who has attained this state of Sahaj samadhi will not be seen doing any special meditational or other practice, instead their worldly actions (vyavhar) are such that they constitute effective practice. The final goal in yoga is nothing other than to lift oneself to a state where one’s behavior (vyavhar) in the physical world becomes perfect. Till the time that one’s behavior (vyavhar) is perfect, one is neither worthy of being the human they are capable of, nor can one identify with the supreme consciousness. By imbibing desirable qualities by proximity and constant interaction with ones who have advanced to this desired state, one day, one ends up acquiring all their qualities and becomes identical to them (tadrup). This is the highest pedestal, immovable and permanent. This is the final goal of human life.

Doing everything without burdening oneself with the consequences, relinquishing one’s identity while being alive, considering everyone as one’s own even while seeing them physically separate, the yogi who achieves such a state of parity is the one who captures the true essence of being a human. This is the highest and the last stage one needs to advance to. This is true and final union or yoga.

What is yoga? I have tried to answer this question in a few words to the extent that it can be described. If you want to know more, then find a way to concentrate your mind. If you want to get there easily and without making too much effort, then take the trouble of meeting me once. By the grace of the Guru, you can be successful