[Advaita-l] Topic for Discussion: What is Nirvikalpaka Samaadhi?
H S Chandramouli
hschandramouli at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 02:18:38 CST 2016
Sri Sadananda Ji wrote
<< Nirvikalpaka samaadhi has been discussed extensively even by
Vidyaranya. Vikalapa is thought - hence nirvikalapa samaadhi is same thing
stated above - a thought less state of mind - that is one explanation
coming from Pataangali yoga - or is it something different as per advaita.
That is the question. >>.
In advaita nirvikalapa samaadhi is Chaitanyam/Atman/Brahman itself. “
Nirvikalapa” is “ absence of differences such as vastu,attributes etc.” .
It It is not “thoughtlessness”. The advaitic concept is different from the
Patanjali Yogic concept. Reference could be made to Bhashya on Mandukya
<< अकल्पकं सर्वकल्पनावर्जितम्, अत एव अजं ज्ञानं ज्ञप्तिमात्रं ज्ञेयेन
परमार्थसता ब्रह्मणा अभिन्नं प्रचक्षते कथयन्ति ब्रह्मविदः ।
( Translation Swami Gambhirananda ) <<The knowers of Brahman प्रचक्षते
(prachakShate), say ; that absolute ज्ञानं (j~nAnaM) , Knowledge ; that is
अकल्पकं (akalpakaM ) , devoid of all imagination ( non conceptual ) ; and
is therefore अजं (ajaM), birthless ; is ज्ञेयाभिन्नं (j~neyAbhinnaM),
nondifferent from the knowable, identified with Brahman, the absolute
On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 9:16 AM, kuntimaddi sadananda via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> PraNAms to all
> Some topics for discussion - all centered on self-realization.
> Some say - Vedanta study is not sufficient, One has to experience it. What
> does that mean?
> Some say it is object-less awareness - Is that possible?
> What exactly means nirvikalpaka samaadhi - Is that required for
> What is akhandaakaara jnaana vRitti means?
> Currently I am doing the 9th Chapter of Panchadashi - where Vidyaranya
> talks about - nirguna brahma upaasana - which may be Oxymoron.
> Just some thoughts to ponder.
> Hari Om!
> Hari Om!
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