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Sri Venkatachala Mahathyam CONCLUSION ( wedding chapter 436-446)

436) BHAGAVATHKRUTHASHANMAASAAVADHIKAAGASTHYAASHRAMAVAASA PRATHIGNYAA Padmaavathyanugo Devo Brahmarudraadikairyuthaha Suvarnamukharee...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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Moon (mind) striving to dive into the Ocean Of Bliss

Trying to identify the stages between the most crucial advanced final 3 of meditation (as stated by the Yoga Sutras of Pathanjali) which are dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (absorption) is something like climbing a greasy sliding board from the wrong end.
Initially the base of the spinal chord spreads a wonderful warmth around itself, signalling the awakening of the Divine fragrance. The warmth is only a fragrance, a vague indication of an existence of an all-encompassing Divinity within oneself. This warmth lulls the practitioner into a semi-sleep like blissful feeling which could be termed as "Saannidhyam" (togetherness between 'Jeevatma' and 'Paramatma' within oneself).
The stage beyond the "Saannidhyam" is where one tends to lose oneself. This is the time when the breathing slows down to nothingness, while the region between the eyebrows is gradually illuminated by dazzling white/golden and bluish violet lights. The warmth that started at the base of the spinal chord ascends towards the neck region, as current waves gush in an upward motion, all the way upto the scalp..........
The lower torso feels like a separate body and the hair on the head feels thick as each and every strand of the hair is devouring the upward flow of current waves to form a life of its own!!
There is blessed peace within, surprisingly even on a physical level..........., along side this process and at the back of one's mind springs a startling discovery that even while one is neither inhaling nor exhaling the life within one's body is vibrant! As one continues to meditate while the breathing has stopped, fear propels one to hold on tightly in a vice-like grip to one's consciousness, afraid to tumble into an unknown world ( going by the promise of the Realised Ones that this unknown world is the Ultimate Truth which is the Ocean of Bliss)...........
The temptation to tumble and lose oneself into this unknown world is ever increasing. Is this the same world that has been visited by the Realised Ones and termed as the 'Golden Samadhi'..........the Heaven within oneself .............. the state where 'oneself' becomes 'Oneself'? Whatever..............let..m..e..j...u....s...t.....................d....i....v.........e.............d............................e...............e.........................p..........d.......e.....e.....e.....e..........................

4 comments:

Haritha said...

Amazing verbal portrayal ...

the temptation to get lost in the world is very strong, there is also an element of apprehension towards making that leap that holds most of us back.

E.Gayathri said...

Thank you Ammalu! Recognise my profile pic? It as taken in Texas A&M, College Station when I attended your graduation.

Panorama_Manorama said...

oooh i thought it was taken in calcutta in that hotel lounge area when deeptha had a sudden craving for falafel and the head chef had to specially make it for her...ya now i recognize it

Suresh said...

Fantastic write-up Gayathri Ma'am, just reading it gave me so much bliss!

Regards,
Suresh