॥१॥ समाधिपाद - 1.Samādhi Pāda - Contemplation



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  • 1.21 : तीव्रसंवेगानामासन्नः॥२१॥
  • 21. Tīvrasaṁvegānāmāsannaḥ.
  • Success is speeded for the extremely energetic and intense in practice.
  • Samadhi is within his bounds, who is honest and pure at heart, enthusiastic, intense and tremendously energetic. He quickly reaches the highest goal of yoga, assisted also by his residual compiled virtues. However, sometimes even an ardent aspirer may become mild or average, slow or moderate, in his practice. In the Siva Samhita, chapter v. 16, aspirers are categorised as feeble (mrdu), moderate (madhyama), sharp in understanding and vigorous (adhimatra), and possessing massive energy and supreme enthusiasm (adhimatratama). The last, the highest, is alone able to cross beyond the ocean of the manifest world

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  • 1.22 : मृदुमध्याधिमात्रत्वात् ततोऽपि विशेषः॥२२॥
  • 22. Mṛdu madhyādhimātratvāt tato’pi viśeṣaḥ.
  • There is further distinction on account of the mild, moderate or intense means employed.
  • Sadhakas are of different levels of eagerness and intensity. For them, the goal is time-bound, depending upon their level. These types can be further sub-divided. For instance, a keen sadhaka can be feebly, moderately or intensely keen. Similar subdivisions can be made of the average and faint kinds. The goal of yoga is near or far, depending upon one's eagerness and one's efforts. There are nine types of yogis who are highly evolved and whose parameters of intelligence are far beyond ordinary human standards. They are of an ascending order of intensity. Paravairagya (supreme detachment) is for those who are clear of head and pure of heart, valiant and extremely energetic (adhimatrataman or uvra samvegin). For these, the goal is imminent; for others, it is time-bound.

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  • 1.23 : ईश्वरप्रणिधानाद्वा॥२३॥
  • 23. Īśvarapraṇidhānādvā
  • Or, the citta may be controlled by profound meditation upon God and total surrender to Him.
  • To contemplate on God, to give up one's self to Him, is to bring everything face to face with God. Pranidhana is the giving up of everything - one's ego, all good and virtuous actions, pains and pleasures, joys and sorrows, elations and depressions to the Universal Soul. By giving up the aspirer's ego is obliterated, and the grace of the Lord pours down upon him like torrential rain.    Devotion toward God, solely motivated by the sincere, loving desire to please God, by following the laws of the universe , rather than the hope of divine reward or the fear of divine punishment. The Bhagavata Purana teaches nine primary forms of bhakti, as explained by Prahlada:  (1) śravaṇa ("listening" to the scriptural stories of Krishna and his companions), (2) kīrtana ("praising"; this usually refers to ecstatic group singing), (3) visnoh smaraṇa ("remembering" or fixing the mind on Vishnu), (4) pāda-sevana (rendering service), (5) arcana (worshiping an image), (6) vandana (paying homage), (7) dāsya (servitude), (8) sākhya (friendship), and (9) ātma-nivedana (complete surrender of the self). (From Bhagavata Purana, 7.5.23-24.) The profound worship based on the high ideals of philosophy and spirituality, prompted by divine love. The Bhagavad Gita stresses that love and innocent pure intentions are the most powerful motive forces in a devotee's spiritual life. Through prayer, worship and ritual he surrenders himself to God, channelling and transmuting his emotions into unconditional love or devotion

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  • 1.24 : क्लेशकर्मविपाकाशयैरपरामृष्टः पुरुषविशेष ईश्वरः॥२४॥
  • 24. Kleśa karma vipākāśayairaparāmṛṣṭaḥ Puruṣaviśeṣa Īśvaraḥ.
  • God is the Supreme Being, totally liberated from conflicts, unaffected by afflictions, actions and untouched by cause and effect.
  • God is an exceptional, unequalled Entity (purusa), who is eternally free from afflictions and unmoved by actions and their reactions, or by their residual.   Isvara is the Supreme Soul, the Lord of all and master of everything. He is unswayed by klesas (afflictions), insensible to the fruits of actions, abiding undisturbed in His own Being. He is everlastingly free and always supreme.   Human beings experience twinge before attaining emancipation, but God is always unmoved by pain and pleasure, sorrow and joy, melancholy and elation. God is ever free, but man has to wash off all his subliminal impressions before actualising freedom.  There is a disparity between purusa (individual soul) and purusa visesa (Universal Soul). As God is discretely dissimilar from the individual soul, He is called Isvara. According to the Vedas, Isvara is the Creator of the universe. Seeing that the universe is harmonious, it must be the manifestation of one will. 

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  • 1.25 : तत्र निरतिशयं सर्वज्ञबीजम्॥२५॥
  • 25. Tatra niratiśayam sarvajñabījam.
  • In God, the seed of omniscience is unsurpassed.
  • Knowledge is only a germ in man, but you will have to think of infinite knowledge around it, so that the very nature of your constitution shows us that there is unlimited knowledge, and the Yogis call that unlimited knowledge God.  In Him rests the unparalleled, unmatchable source of all knowledge. He is the core of omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence. In God abides all creation. He is eternal and one. He is Himself the seed of all knowledge, the seed of omniscience, while the yogi achieves infinite knowledge, but not the seed of that knowledge.

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  • 1.26 : पूर्वेषाम् अपि गुरुः कालेनानवच्छेदात्॥२६॥
  • 26. Sa pūrveṣām api guruḥ kālenānavacchedāt.
  • God is the first, foremost and absolute guru, unconditioned by time.
  • Although the capacity to know is inside us, it must be called out, and that calling out of knowledge can only be got, a Yogi maintains, through another knowledge. Dead, insentient matter, never calls out knowledge. God is the Teacher of all teachers, because these teachers, however great they may have been—gods or angels—were all bound and limited by time, and God is not limited by time.. The very fact thatman has a little knowledge, shows that God has unlimited knowledge. There is something in man which evolves out of him; all knowledge is in man, but certain environments are necessary to call it out.  This spiritual Purusa, the Supreme Spirit, is the first and foremost teacher, neither bound nor conditioned by place, space or time. He is all and all is He.

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  • 1.27 : तस्य वाचकः प्रणवः॥२७॥
  • 27. Tasya vācakaḥ praṇavaḥ.
  • He is represented by the sacred syllable aum, called pranava.
  • BrahmAn is represented in OM. OM is a sanctified King mantra- called pranava, which signifies eulogising the divine and accomplishment of divinity. The sign of OM is the sign of Hinduism. OM is the first and foremost of all mantras. Mantra is the sound body of consciousness. OM is considered as the sound of Cosmic Energy and contains all the sounds in itself.  As per the Vedas OM is the sound of light. The impersonal essence and source of all being is known as hiranya garbha (golden womb). It is also known as Brahman, who is inside each heart. . The spiritual efficacy of Om is heard, not by the ears but by the heart . OM surcharges the innermost being of man with vibrations of the highest reality. The human ear can discern only a very narrow band between 20 Hz to 20000 Hz. The rest in inaudible. This is why NO cosmic sound can be heard by the human ear. These cosmic sounds were heard by rishis in their spiritual trances which broadened their sense spectrums. However our brain can register the vibrations. Diviners use OM resonance to find water in arid areas. the spiritual efficacy of OM is NOT on the gross sound, but on the subtle sound which is heard by the heart and uttered by the mind. Uttering of Om is identifying oneself with the cosmic resonance the efficacy of the mantric power of Om emanates not only from its sound vibrations, but also from the inner attitude of the speaker-- his spiritual purity and his freedom from worldliness.  The earth vibrates at 7.83 Hz and so does OM. The primordal vibrations of atoms and molecules is thus represented by OM .Chanting OM produces a sonorous vibration like the buzz of a mighty transformer. The vibrations produce scalar waves which calms the mind. The MMMM humming boosts the production of magic molecule Nitric oxide in the body. Chanting OM stimulated your Vagus nerve which releases anti-ageing neuro-trasnsmitters.. It helps regenerate your organs and cells by activating stem cells.  This was known to Indians and documented 7000 years ago. Every mantra starts and ends with OM. OM opens up quantum tunneling, where the wormholes do NOT have a restriction of speed of light. Chanting OM raises your vibration to a higher consciousness, and it clears the channel for intuition. Resonances of earth, ie, 7.83, 14, 20, 26, 33, 39 and 45 Hertz of earth. 7.83 hz being the strongest of all, OM or Schumann frequency.

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  • 1.28 : तज्जपस्तदर्थभावनम्॥२८॥
  • 28. Tajjapas tadartha bhāvanam.
  • The mantra aum is to be repeated constantly, with feeling, realising its full significance.
  • Constant, venerating repetition of the pranava aum, with reflection on its meaning and the feeling it arouses, helps the seer to reach the highest state in yoga. Efficacy of OM is in the unheard longitudinal wave ( 7.83 hertz ) which affects the heart chakra.  Words, meaning and feeling are interwoven. As words are eternal, so are meaning and feeling.. The mantra aim is considered the Sabda Brahman (Word of God, or Universal Sound) to be known with the organs of perception and action, mind, intelligence and consciousness.  OM is derived from the Sri Yantra with a numerical value of 108. The Sri yantra is holographic, a shiva-shakti representation ,  in that every bit of it contains all of it.  Sri Yantra is the pictoral representation of OM. ,  All Hindu rudraksha malas contain 108 beads. "OM is this imperishable Word.   OM is the universe, and this is the exposition OM.  The past, present and the future, all that was, all that is, all that will be is OM.  Likewise all else that may exist  beyond the bounds of time, that, too, is OM."  ( Verse 1- Mandulya Upanishad 5000 BC ). How many of you have ever bothered to examine a beehive.  Can you believe that the perfect hexagon is created by OM ( 7.83 hertz harmonic )  — just a SHABDA BRAHMAN vibration emitted by the bees. Shabda Brahman ( sound ) is a great morphogenetic organizing force without which no matter can be formed. When a Shiva’s damaru is vibrated, it produces dissimilar sounds which are fused together by resonance to create one sound.  Modern science calls this BINAURAL beats. The sound thus produced symbolizes Nada, the cosmic sound of AUM of 7.83 hertz  which can be heard during deep meditation.   According to Hindu scriptures, Nada is the source of creation. The human range is on average from 20 to 20,000 Hz. If 300 Hz is played in one ear and 306 hz is played in the other ear via stereo headphones the binaural frequency will be 6 hertz .  7.83 Hz This is Schumann’s resonance frequency or earth’s heart beat or frequency of Hindu king mantra OM frequency - a sound which cannot be heard by the ears( unless it is a harmonic ) but can be heard by the heart. OM is the primordial throb of the universe.  It is the sound form of Atma (Consciousness). 
- Maitri Upanishad 5000 BC. OM surcharges the innermost being of man with vibrations of the highest reality. The earth vibrates at 7.83 Hz and so does OM. The primordal vibrations of atoms and molecules is thus represented by OM. ince life began, the Earth has been surrounding and protecting all living things with a natural frequency pulsation of 7.83 HZ—the ancient Indian 12 starnd maharishis called OM. Alpha brain Frequency of 7.83 HZ on the EEG,  is also known popularly as Schumann’s Resonance .  These frequencies start at 7.8 Hz and progress by approximately 5.9 Hz. (7.8, 13.7, 19.6, 25.5, 31.4, 37.3, and 43.2 Hz.). Resonances of earth, ie, 7.83,  13.7, 19.6, 25.5, 31.4, 37.3 and 43.2 Hertz of earth. We all know 7.83 hz being the strongest of all, OM or Schumann frequency .. Ohm- 7.83Hz. Gam - 13.7Hz--Hleem - 19.6Hz--Hreem - 25.5Hz--Kleem - 31.4Hz--Krowm - 37.3Hz--Sreem - 43.2Hz.. 7.83 HZ or the ALPHA frequency  is the gateway that leads into deeper states of consciousness. The frequency of the living Earth, the “Schumann Resonance” of 7.83 HZ is the lowest common denominator of psychic activity repeatedly observed by EEG and EKG observations. I am the syllable OM...I am the sacred monosyllable...Among words, I am the monosyllable Om—Bhagawat Gita –Lord Krishna 4000 BC. "The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence … is OM.  This syllable Om is indeed Brahman.  Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires.  This is the best support; this is the highest support.  Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma."  - Katha Upanishad I- 5000 BC. OM is the first mantra in the 4 Vedas and the 108 Upanishads. OM is the first mantra and is the sound body of consciousness.  OM contains all the sounds in itself. OM is the four states of consciousness, as per Patanjali Yoga:----.OM is the waking state or jagrat. Beta brain wave.  OM is the dreaming state or svapna.  REM sleep state. OM is the deep sleep state or sushupti. (dream-less deep sleep state , the delta brain wave). Om is the transcendental state or turiya. (beyond all the states) , the fourth has been called nirvana. Four stages:  consciousness plus thinking is waking, consciousness minus thinking is turiya, unconsciousness plus thinking is dreaming, unconsciousness minus thinking is sleep. “Om ityetadaksharam idam sarvam, tasyopavyakhyanam bhutam bhavat bhavishyaditi sarvam omkara eva.”-  Mandukya  Upanishad -5000 BC.. “The Imperishable is OM, and it is 'all this'.   All this, whatever is visible, whatever is cognisable, whatever can come within the purview of sense-perception, inference or verbal testimony, whatever can be comprehended under the single term, creation all this is OM.”. A cosmic creative vibration (called sphota or explosion) arises between Shiva and Shakti called Nada. This Nada then gets consolidated into Shabda Brahman (differentiated sound energy), the universal cosmic resonance, symbolized by OM.   From this arises cosmic intelligence that is responsible for the creation.  The Taithiriya Upanishad says that "with OM, Brahma begins creation."   It means the whole creation comes out of sound. unheard cosmic sounds, the symphony of Shabda-Brahman, was heard by the 12 stranded Vedic Maharishis in their spiritual trances and is enshrined in the Upanishads as the syllable.  OM is the quintessence, the seed-syllable of the universe.  Mantra is the sound-body of consciousness.   Our 7000 year old Vedas say that matter is created from vibrations. If every sound on this cosmos and planet earth were simultaneously recorded, there would be only one single sound OM. Every second 200 lightening strikes occur somewhere on earth in order to keep re establishing electrical balance between the earth and the ionosphere.  These lightening strikes energize the 'flute' and vibrate the resonating cavity.  The 'flute' vibrates waves that bounce off the ionosphere and then off the earth, back and forth. The resulting 'song' incorporates information from the ionosphere which reflects the universe and information about everything that occurs on earth.  Usually this 'music' is described in terms of its beat or frequency.  The beat frequency is called the Schumann Resonance of 7.83 Hz ( OM ) . The spiritual efficacy of OM is based not on the gross sound, but on the subtle sound, which is heard, not by the ears but by the heart, which is uttered not by the mouth but by the mind.  OM is the quintessence, the seed-syllable (bija mantra) of the universe, the universal force of the all-embracing consciousness.

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  • 1.29 : ततः प्रत्यक्चेतनाधिगमोऽप्यन्तरायाभावश्च॥२९॥
  • 29. Tataḥ pratyak cetanādhigamo ‘pyantarāyābhāvaś ca.
  • Meditation on God with the repetition of aum removes obstacles to the mastery of the inner self.
  • The first manifestation of this repetition and thinking of OM will be that the introspective power will be manifested more and more, and all the mental and physical obstacles will begin to vanish. The repetition of the pranava mantra with feeling and understanding of its meaning leads to the discovery of the Self, and helps remove hindrances to Self-Realisation.  When experience, the instruments of experience and the object experienced are interwoven, the soul manifests itself without the interference of any hindrances.  Constant, venerating repetition of the pranava aum, with reflection on its meaning and the feeling it evokes, helps the seer to reach the highest state in yoga. You must know that these thought were picked off the aakasha by seers .

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  • 1.30 : व्याधिस्त्यानसंशयप्रमादालस्याविरतिभ्रान्तिदर्शनालब्धभूमिकत्वानवस्थितत्वानि चित्तविक्षेपास्तेऽन्तरायाः॥३०॥
  • 30. Vyādhi styāna saṁśaya pramādālasyāvirati bhrāntidarśanālabdhabhūmikatvānavasthitatvāni cittavikṣepāste’ntarāyāḥ.
  • Disease, inertia, doubt, lack of enthusiasm, laziness, sensuality, mind-wandering, missing the point.falling away from the state when obtained these distractions of the mind are the obstacles.
  • This sutra delineates the nine obstacles or deterrents, which hinders progress and deflects the aspirer's consciousness.  Unhealthy persons cannot be Yogis. Mental laziness makes us lose all lively interest in the subject, without which there will neither be the will nor the energy to practice. Doubts will arise in the mind about the truth of the science, however strong one’s intellectual conviction may be, until certain peculiar psychic experiences come, as hearing, or seeing, at a distance, etc. These glimpses strengthen the mind and make the student persevere. Falling away when attained. Some says or weeks when you are practising the mind will be calm and easily concentrated, and you will find yourself progressing fast. All of a sudden the progress will stop one day, and you will find yourself, as it were, stranded. Persevere. All progress proceeds by rise and fall.

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