Unbroken Samadhi

Deep sleep is like the thoughtless samadhi sensed in that concept-less moment of cognizing paradox, or that space of pause between two breaths. A natural feeling of being, from which one concludes, “I slept.” But it is merely ignorance(that which is not), and one would more accurately state, “I forgot myself.”

Ramana Maharshi’s conclusion that, “It is a mistake to think that one enters sushupti(deep sleep) and that one leaves it“, points to that unidentified identity that is one’s true nature(which is the only nature, so there is essentially no nature). If one never enters deep sleep(forgetfulness) then one also never truly enters waking or dream(remembrance or, knowing-of states). The mind reels at the prospect, fearing its demise or collapse of its structure. One becomes so easily and unquestioningly identified with that thinker, yet supreme intellect intuits truth spontaneously.

There are no thoughts to interrupt the true unbroken samadhi, as there is no thinker that is not one’s own mental projection. There is only a falling asleep of sorts, identical to the experience of remembering. There is no real waking or dream state representative of objective knowledge, and there is no real deep sleep state representative of the dark veil of ignorance. There is only witnessing by that which cannot be witnessed, wherein the ignorance of forgetting forgets itself. It never sleeps, and is always woke. From behind these immense curtains of consciousness, the flimsy veil of forgetfulness and remembrance is exposed in all of its short-lived transparence. Throughout all passing states, “samadhi” never enters and never leaves.

Ramana Maharshi said, “Holding on to the supreme state is Samadhi. When it is with effort due to mental disturbances, it is Samprajnata. When these disturbances are absent, it is Nirvikalpa. Remaining permanently in the primal state without effort is Sahaja.”

This means one must BE “samadhi.” Being oneself is effortless, even when one seems to forget and then remember. Forgetting and remembering are illusions. Who forgets, and who is it that remembers? If one insists on looking upon samadhi as if something to attain from afar, instead of fearlessly being it, one will miss oneself and continue to seemingly slip in and out of that samadhi which is forever unbroken.

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4 Replies to “Unbroken Samadhi”

    1. You are most gracious my friend. A very metaphorical peeling back of non-existent veils clouding what we are. The grandest of attainments is to realize that which is already attained.

  1. WARNING: This is not a (modern) ‘vedantic’ view.

    sama-adhi is ‘over’ balance/equal. (exceedingly at balance).

    How to go to this state of sama-adhi..? Let’s learn from thermodynamics.

    We, the matter and being are the thoughts of ‘Atma’.

    Matter (and beings) in Universe have two characteristics. They have potential energy, which holds the entropy/information content. Entropy is the (natural log of ) possible micro-states that matter can occupy. They have kinetic energy which manifests as thermal energy of matter, which are vibrations/hopping up/down of matter. The average kinetic energy is the temperature, part of which translates to useful work. The total internal energy of matter is equal to the Potential energy and Kinetic energy .

    Our thoughts also have two characteristics. They have buddhi, which holds the entropy/information content/knowledge. Knowledge/Information are possible/pre-defined combinations of thought-states that we have imbibed over a period of time. They have ‘citta’ which manifests as ‘mental disturbances’ which are thoughts that we keep processing externally in conscious mind. This is the kinetic. The externally manifesting Citta is what triggers useful work. The total internal energy of our thoughts is the sum of this Buddhi and the Citta.

    The process of going to sama-adhi is equivalent to the cooling of matter (freezing) down to zero kelvin to residual entropy and zero useful thermal energy (work).

    At sama-adhi there is only basic consciousness, prajnA. There is no buddhi, no citta. In matter terms, there is only residual entropy with zero useful thermal energy (work).

    Samprajnata is the state in which there is No Citta (no external thoughts), but buddhi (knowledge) exist. This is the state of no useful thermal energy, but adequate entropy (as in water that has frozen to ice).

    samprajnata is together with prajna. It is the consciousness+ (buddhi) state. It is the state with entropy with zero useful work.

    Asamprajnata is the state in which there is no buddhi and Citta (fleeting thoughts) are controlled with an external effort. This is the state of residual entropy and close to zero thermal energy reached in labs by adiabatic magnetization and lasing.

    asamprajnata is ‘not prajna+’ state. It is the state without buddhi and citta.

    sahaja is the state in which there is no buddhi and citta as in nature. In terms of thermodynamics, there is no such state at all. But in quantum worlds, it is the energy in the vacuum, background quantum oscillations, which have no concepts of entropy or useful energy at all.

    sahaja means ‘born with’ or natural state. In my view it is the state of child in mother’s womb, atleast when looking from outside. No buddhi, no citta, in a natural way. No concept of knowledge or thoughts, totally dependent on mother.

    -TBT

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