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Friday, April 25, 2014
Random Daily QuoteSoak your life with remembrance of Lord. Dedicate your all to Him. See him in everyone.
Raja Yoga Sutra by Patanjali, with commentary by Sri Swami Sivananda - Random SelectionRaja Yoga Sutra Selection # 28
From Discourse I: "Samadhi Pada- On Contemplations"
I.17. VITARKA-VICHAARAANANDAASMITAANUGAMAAT SAMPRJNAATAH
'"Samprajnata samadhi" ("samadhi" with consciousness) is accompanied by reasoning, discrimination, bliss, and an awareness of individuality.'
There is no liberation in the acquisition of powers. They lead only to enjoyment of this life and to reinforcement of the need for that enjoyment. In the end they bring intensified suffering. Even if one gained sufficient powers to become king of heaven , he could not stay there indefinitely. Power, like beauty, cannot be held forever. The third kind of 'samprajanta samadhi' is 'saananda'. The elements, whether in or out of time and space, have all been progressively merged in the mind. As its own object of meditation, the mind rests in a state of bliss. One may not want to proceed further, for the ecstasy is supreme. But this is the only a taste of the ultimate bliss, for there is still identification with the fruits of meditation. A duality exists in the very enjoyment of the blissful state.