Let us create a 3D eBook for you!
Let us create a 3d Digital eBook for you! DigyCat.com

Total Concentration(samadhi) of Mind


A true Yogi(practitioner) is one who has acquired self-knowledge and through continuous practice and detachment has been able to rest in true self, so firmly that he seldom slips down from it. Samadhi is the state where one realises the true self or soul. When true self is realised everything is realised.

There are three kinds of Samadhi - Samprajnata(conscious), Asamprajnata(supraconscious) and Jada(inert). Let us first see what Samprajnata Samadhi is. Patanjali describes - Samprajnata is achieved by following argument(vitarka), analysis(vichara), bliss(ananda) and egoism(asmita)(I.17).

When a Yogi turns away from all those things that are either seen or heard of, he begins to think about himself, like - who am I; why I am here; what to do here; what this world(samsara) is; who is God and where does He lives. In this way many arguments(vitarka) appear in his mind. In order to know the truth he reads scriptures, listens to wise people and starts analyzing(vichara) what he learnt. A true analyst always ends up with the truth. Upanishads have glorified human beings and soul(atman). atman has been described as Brahman, the ultimate reality. So after right analysis when a Yogi finds out that he himself is that glorified super being, he feels the bliss(ananda). This develops egoism(asmita) in him, as there is none greater than him. In this way and with these thoughts a Yogi enters into Samadhi and realises himself. This is the Samprajnata(conscious) Samadhi.

Then comes the Asamprajnata(supracoscious) Samadhi. When a Yogi enters into Samadhi regularly he becomes so much adept in this practice that he no longer thinks about practice, detachment or true self. All of these become part and parcel of his body and mind. Whenever he wishes he enters into Samadhi. Patanjali describes Asamprajnata Samadhi as - the state where practice for controlling of thoughts remains merely as memory(samskara), becomes Asamprajnata Samadhi which is other than the Samprajnata Samadhi(I.18). In this state, thoughts, controlling of thoughts, practice and detachment; all these things remain as memory or impression. One only feels the bliss of true self. This state cannot be described adequately.

Then let us see what Jada(inert) Samadhi is. In both the Samprajnata and Asamprajnata Samadhi consciousness is never lost. These are such sleeping states where one is waking and fully conscious. A conscious being should not try to become unconscious at any state. However many people try to enter into Samadhi unconsciously. They remain unconscious for several hours/days. This is Jada(inert) Samadhi. Patanjali describes - the state of unconsciousness(videha) and disappearing into the material world(prakritilaya) is due to the act of inertness(bhava)(I.19).

Unconsciousness is the state where one is not aware of one's own body, mind or self. It is like entering into a comatic state. One disappears into material world and becomes as good as or as bad as matter. So instead of trying to become a material thing one should try to become more conscious, gracious, blissful and intelligent. Unconsciousness is a disease in Samadhi.

One who thinks that soul is separate from and inferior to God, one cannot realise one's true self and enter into Samadhi. Only a Yogi who knows that soul is not different from God, may enter into Samadhi. for this Patanjali instructs - by bearing(pranidhan) God(Ishvara) in oneself(I.23). One should bear God in one's heart of deeper mind. For most people it may seem highly improbable, because how God may be carried in one's heart. For this Patanjali dscribes who God Is. Any human being(purushavishesh) who has separated himself from those evil thoughts which generate such fruits of action that give pain is God(Ishvara)(I.24). So one is God who has dispelled all evil thoughts from the mind. Evil thoughts may be controlled when one realises that soul is God and when one bears Godliness qualities in himself. By this he transforms himself from a mere mortal being to God. Krishna, Buddha, Jesus and Mohammad were all God. They had imbibed all those divine attributes which people believe to exist in God. All these divine attributes emanates from soul(atman) for this the aim of Yoga is to realise true self

Author Premansu Chand,40, is an Indian and Govt. servent. In his leisure he reads scriptures and practices Yoga. He has published a book 'Quest for Truth; the spiritual and yogic way' to spread true spiritualism and Yoga.

http://www.bookstobelievein.com/questfortruth.php
premansu_chand@rediffmail.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Yoga - Google News

This RSS feed URL is deprecated

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Yoga Life: Yoga can help to alleviate backache - Oneonta Daily Star


Oneonta Daily Star

Yoga Life: Yoga can help to alleviate backache
Oneonta Daily Star
He is Emeritus SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy and founder of the Yoga and Meditation Society at SUNY Oneonta. As a service to the community, his program on “ Yoga for Relaxation” is shown at 9 a.m. every Saturday on the Public ...

There's a class in Canada where you do yoga poses with bunnies - Well+Good


Well+Good

There's a class in Canada where you do yoga poses with bunnies
Well+Good
There are so many things to do in Canada: You can hang out at some hot springs, hike beautiful trails, and even make your own maple syrup. But what about bunny yoga? It's a real thing, folks—and it might be worth planning a whole trip around doing ...

Yoga and beer? Collusion Tap Works combines the two - York Daily Record/Sunday News


York Daily Record/Sunday News

Yoga and beer? Collusion Tap Works combines the two
York Daily Record/Sunday News
CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Who says beer and exercise don't mix? On Dec. 14, Collusion Tap Works brought beer and yoga together for its second "Poses and Pints" event. The class was taught by Jenna Ritter, an Evolution Power Yoga instructor ...

Endometriosis and Yoga: A Natural Remedy to Help with Pain - Endometriosis News Today


Endometriosis News Today

Endometriosis and Yoga: A Natural Remedy to Help with Pain
Endometriosis News Today
Raise your hand if you rolled your eyes after seeing the title to this column. It's OK, because usually I roll my eyes whenever I see endometriosis and yoga in the same sentence, too. After my endometriosis diagnosis, I felt like a hostage to my own ...

Weekend Warriors: Five Deals to Zen Out to December 15 to 17 - Westword


Westword

Weekend Warriors: Five Deals to Zen Out to December 15 to 17
Westword
Take a break from the stress of the holidays and ease into the weekend with plenty of yoga and relaxation. Choose from workouts that will restore your mind and body or give you a full-body workout. Slip into some yoga pants and find your inner zen. It ...

Minister combines yoga with Christian faith - The Columbus Dispatch


The Columbus Dispatch

Minister combines yoga with Christian faith
The Columbus Dispatch
In the middle of the sanctuary at First Congregational United Church of Christ were three yoga mats, with the women using them vigorously swinging their arms back and forth. The scene is part of the Rev. Nicole Havelka's Advent yoga series. Following ...

Yoga helps teach first-graders how to cope - Post-Bulletin


Post-Bulletin

Yoga helps teach first-graders how to cope
Post-Bulletin
First-graders, from left, Camille Oliver, Amarah Tate and Asmaa Gure take part in a yoga class led by Heather Ritenour-Sampson, owner of Yoga Tribe MN, on Tuesday, at Riverside Central Elementary School in Rochester. Joe Ahlquist / jahlquist ...

Why Surfers Need to Let Themselves Fall in Love With Yoga - TheInertia.com


TheInertia.com

Why Surfers Need to Let Themselves Fall in Love With Yoga
TheInertia.com
Yes, we all have heard a million times how great yoga is for you. Those who practice it regularly swear by it. That doesn't necessarily mean you have to take on the mindfulness or spiritual sides of a yoga practice to feel its benefits though. You can ...

Detroit's Jam Handy to host winter solstice celebration with yoga, meditation, and artisanal treats - Detroit Metro Times


Detroit Metro Times

Detroit's Jam Handy to host winter solstice celebration with yoga, meditation, and artisanal treats
Detroit Metro Times
With inches of snow on the ground, it's hard to believe that winter hasn't even officially begun. Days will continue to grow darker until the winter solstice on December 21 — when the season changes from autumn to winter and we start to accrue more ...

LargeFriends.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!
SuccessfulMatchCentral.com - the best dating site for plus-sized singles!

PreLaunchX

DietRight.biz Domain Is For Sale - $8,500 For Enquiries eMail Us

© www.DietRight.biz 2012

home | site map | links