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Swamiji has quoted great verses in support that waking state karma does not get meted out in dreams state. But as moonstar2001 has commented, there are differing views on this. Since you mentioned Sri Swami Sivananda's quotes, let us see what the great saint Sri Swami Sivananda Himself has said about this: Does dream actions result in karma getting ...


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I am partially answering the question. I am answering only question number 2 viz: Can another person wake up a person who is in Samadhi state? Yes, it is possible. In biographies of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, I have read that on few occasions, by chanting sacred formulas (Bija/Mula Mantras) into his ears, he was successfully brought back to normalcy ...


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In meditation there are two different states depending upon the consciousness of the yogi. That samadhi where the consciousness of the yogi retains his sense of I'ness, that is, his nature, personality, etc. remains is called as samprajnata samadhi. In it there remains analysis, deliberation, sense of the outer world, along with feeling of happiness. So the ...


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There isn't any difference between the two. One who has enjoyed Nirvikalpa Samadhi has attained the Brahmananda (eternal bliss-the state of Moksha). Now, one who can repeatedly reach the same state again and again is called liberated. Chapter 4 of Hatha Yoga Pradipika is specifically dedicated on the topic of Samadhi. The 2nd verse itself says: Now I ...


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Samadhi is defined as The highest stage in meditation, in which a person experiences oneness with the universe. Now you are talking about the term in Hinduism called Maha-samadhi. In Sanskrit Maha = Great, and Samadhi is the last state of meditation in which a Yogi or enlightened person merges with Para-Brahma or ParaMatma. Enlightened Yogis take ...


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It is used for the similar purpose in Bengali too. Actually, a Sanskrit word can have as many as 30 different meanings. You can find from here, the different meanings that the word Samadhi has. intense contemplation of any particular object, trance, intense application or fixing the mind on, sanctuary or tomb of a saint ... etc.


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The problem is with translation of the word Samkhya it is used as a synonym of Jnana Yoga(The path of Liberation through Knowledge). Adi Shankaracharya, Bhagwad Ramanujacharya and different Other Acharyas have enlightened us on this through their commentaries. Adi Shankaracharya's Comments: This defect does not arise. Although the question was put by ...


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The Manu Smriti says in its chapter 6 that a Brahmin,residing in forest and living the life of an ascetic ,may end his life by fasting till death. 6.29. These and other observances must a Brahmana who dwells in the forest diligently practise, and in order to attain complete (union with) the (supreme) Soul, (he must study) the various sacred texts ...


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These questions are dealt with in detail in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV. iii. 10-34. Verse 15 says that "...He remains unaffected by whatever he sees in that [dream] state, for this infinite being is unattached." - Whatever happens in the dream state has no effect on a person's karma, you are unattached to your body and organs and there is no activity ...


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Your question is based on Yog Sutras of Patanjalii - Sutra No. 1.17. Below is the sanskrit sutra. वितार्कविचारानन्दस्मितारुपनुगमात्सम्पज्ञात : || 1.17|| Samprajnata , the Samadhi of Wisdom , occurs through the accompaniment of the appearance (RP ,BB) of gross thought ( Vitarka) ,Subtle thought ( Vichara) , ecstasy (ananda) and I-am- ness (...


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"Does this mean that by analytical study of the material world (i.e. Science) one can attain samadhi?" SamAdhi (liberation) can also be attained by analytical study or path of knowledge (GyAna yoga), which is known as SAmkhya. However, that analysis includes Prakruti (material world) and Purusha (consciousness) both. Translation BG 5.4 - The fools, not ...


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In order to know what is karma to a person in samadhi and how it works for such a person, it is first important to understand also this (most of this answer would be advaitic i.e. based on the tenet that God is One and the Jiva is not different from Paramatma): what is samadhi? Samadhi refers to the state of thought-lessness with instant destruction of ...


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In his translation and commentary on the Yoga Sutras, Swami Vivekananda commenting on I. 17. says: ...In the Samprajnata Samadhi come all the powers of controlling nature. It is of four varieties [he then gives details of the four varieties]...There is no liberation in getting powers. It is a worldly search after enjoyments, and there is no enjoyment in ...


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We do not know exactly whether yeti exists or not or knowing its existence has nothing to do with Spirituality or knowing Supreme Brahman. However, i will provide opinion of an old Tibetian Yogi, as mentioned in the book "Apprenticed to a Himalayan Master" by Sri M. Sri M asks wandering Tibetian Monk a question about Yeti. “Two more questions Sir, if I ...


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In samadhi there is a state of non-duality. When there is "something" to focus on then it is a state of duality. So in the state of samadhi the object of mediation and meditator are one and the same. Hence there is nothing to focus upon. There is only awareness and bliss. ता एव सबीजस्समाधिः ॥४६॥ (patanjali yoga sutra) tā eva sabījas-samādhiḥ ॥46॥ ...


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Excellent answers above; though I agree with both answers, I would also like to step away from the systematic confirmation approaches used above and take the passage on its' own...to be more direct in addressing your question. To give a straight answer to your question is quite possible I believe: Does this mean that by analytical study of the material ...


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There is a similar reference in the Manusmriti, verse 6.31: अपराजितां वाऽस्थाय व्रजेद् दिशमजिह्मगः । आ निपातात्शरीरस्य युक्तो वार्यनिलाशनः ॥ ३१ ॥ aparājitāṃ vā'sthāya vrajed diśamajihmagaḥ | ā nipātātśarīrasya yukto vāryanilāśanaḥ || 31 || Or, having fixed upon the North-Easterly direction, he shall go forward, moving straight on, intent and ...


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perfect desirelessness is only attained when one realizes Brahman. However, by restraining the senses and desires, one becomes pure and then one may attain Brahman. Krishna says (Gita VI. 24-25): By totally eschewing all desires which arise from thoughts, and restraining with the mind itself all the organs from every side; One should gradually ...


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Do non-advaitic vaishnavite sects have the concept of Samadhi? Yes, Samadhi, otherwise known as Kaivala (or Kevala), is recognized by Visishtadvaitins. It is a state in which the Jivatma experiences the bliss of its own self, and not the bliss of Brahman. It is an inferior state compared to Moksha, or union with Brahman. The state is very similar to what ...


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Roughly speaking, Samprajnata Samadhi refers to conscious or concrete meditation, whereas Asamprajnata Samadhi refers to unconscious or abstract meditation. These terms originate in the First Pada of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: 1.17. Cognitive meditation is accompanied by reasoning, discrimination, bliss and the sense of 'I am.' 1.18. There is another ...


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Yes there is smilar concept as "Santhara(Sallekhanā or Sanyasana-marana)" in Hinduism.It's called "Anashan" (अनशन) Vrata .The meaning of word Anashan is discard or to stop intake of any food. See Here This is described as a vrata to take in the time of very old age or Vanaprastha person (retiring into a forest"). This is described in details in Shreemad ...


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The Life of Swami Vivekananda by his Eastern and Western disciples - Vol 1 pag 46 of book (57 on pdf), final of 1st paragraph Thus he went on amid sobs. The next moment he stood before me with folded hands and began to address me, ‘Lord, I know you are that ancient sage, Nara—the Incarnation of Narayana—born on earth to remove the miseries of ...


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Raj Yoga divides Samadhi into two parts: Samprajnata : Samprajnata Samadhi also known as sa-bija samadhi - 'with support' Asamprajnata : Asamprajnata Samadhi also known as nir-bija samadhi - 'without support' The main difference between two is Samprajnata Samadhi need an objective support to meditate until final stage of Samprajnata attained. Asamprajnata ...


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