Saturday, December 20, 2014





In this Sutra we are told that there are higher levels of samadhis and they can be explained , in the same way as the lower levels of samadhis have been explained in the previous sutras.So one has to understand the levels of the samadhies and how we concentrate and progress in it.In the beginning we concentrate on Gross appearance of the statue or picture. But then when we have progressed in the concentration, then we start looking beyond it like the 5 gross elements that go in formation of the all the things in this world.So let me first summarise the various levels and the object of the concentration , and what we get out of it .
    In the SAVITARK and NIRVITARKA we concentrate on GROSS elements and gross objects and this is done by GROSS senses.Once we have achieved success in this level we have mastery over gross elements.
    In the next level, called ,SAVICHAR and NIRVICHARA levels of the samadhi, subtle are the focus of the concentration and we use subtle senses to achieve t. This leads to purification of mind.
    In the next level called SANANDA, we leave the senses and then go to the level where we are at the level of EGO or Ahankara.With the success of this we have more purity of mind and get some Psychic Powers.
   In the next level which is called SASMITA, we are at the level of CHITTA, or the source of ego When we have the mastery of this levels ,we get Intuitive Vision.
   When we reach the higher level called ASAMPRADNYAT level, we have complete withdrawal of the all senses, mind , and CHITTA, This leads to the highest level and we have the liberation.
   In the BHAGAWAT GEETA, CHAPTER ONE, verses 15 to 18 have mention of various conchs being blown by various PANDAWAS, have some relations to the levels of samadhies.These Pandawas are related to the 5 Elements (MAHABHUTE) and they also have various CHAKRAS and they also indicate what we perceive when we achieve the different levels of samadhies.So I will try to mention them .
   Sahadeva, the youngest of the all Pandavas ,is related to the element , EARTH and is located at the level of the MULADHAR CHAKRA, .This chakra has 4 petals and the controlling Deity is GANESH.It is at the coccygel part of the physical body. At this level we are in SAVITARKA samadhi.So when we have perfected it, we hear sound of HONEY BEES.(This is the sound of the conch of SAHADEV, called Manipushpaka).This chakra is related to previous impressions or SAUNSKARAS.
  The next one is Nakula, which represents, the element WATER, and it is related to the SWADHISTAN CHAKRA, This chakra has 6 petals and the controlling deity is BRAHMA.It is at the sacral level of the physical body. At this level we are at the SAVICHAR samadhi.The sound that we hear the sound of Flute and that is the conch of Nakula called SUGHOSHA. There are no more doubts like in previous level (Savitarka)and we are guided by the intellect.This is related to RAJAS GUNA,may be that is why it is under the control of BRAHMA.
   Arjuna represents the element TEJA or the Agni and is related to the Manipoor chakra. This Chakra has 10 petals and it is at the level of lumbar spine level in the physical body.The controlling Deity is VISHNU and it is related to the SATWA guna . The sound that we hear withe the control of this centre is sound of VINA or Harp.The level of Samadhi is called SANAND. Now we are beyond the gross or subtle elements and we are at the level of Ego.The conch of Arjuna is called Dhananjaya.
    Bhima represents the element of AIR or the VAYU, He also represents the ANAHAT CHAKRA .This chakra has 12 petals and is under the control of deity of RUDRA. It is related to the TAMO GUNA and physically it is at the level of Dorsal spine. The conch of Bhima is called PAUNDRA nd the sound that we hear when we control this level is that of AUM. This is also the level of samadhi called SASMITA . We are at the level of EGO principle or the CHITTA.
  The last one is DHARMARAJ OR YUDHISHTHIR.It is related to element of AKASHA and is related to the VISHUDHYA CHAKRA.This chakra has 16 petals and the JIWATMA is the controller and it is related to the TAMO GUNA. At this level of samadhi is ASAMPRADNYAT SAMADHI and we hear the sound of distant ocean. In this level , the MIND , the Intellect , the Ego, and and the Chitta are all dissolved, and we have pure intuitive perception.

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