Take You Beyond Enlightenment,
Eliminating All Suffering
The Pure & Absolute Silence Of The Mind
There is a realm beyond enlightenment where only the Source exists, a state that is indescribable, in which the mind can neither abide in, nor comprehend. The dynamics and contradictions of this source-consciousness are infinite, eternal, and dictated by the supreme law of the unity or singularity principle. It is the realm of nothingness. This realm, this dominion of God, can only be accessed while you abide in a state of consciousness known as samadhi.
Samadhi is the pure and absolute silence of the mind. It is the state of consciousness beyond all concepts and reality where you as the Source abide in the undiluted awareness of supreme knowledge. In its highest state, asamprajnata samadhi, there is actually no perceived experience at all, only the Source itself. In this state of consciousness the individual mind is relinquished and only the infinite-consciousness remains. It is here that all knowledge, experience, and reality of the universe exists.
This non-experience is very similar to the threshold between the waking state, (where there are subjective thoughts and perception), and the sleeping state, (where there are dreams). In both circumstances, there is a moment when there is a complete cessation of thoughts and perception. The only difference is, in the threshold between waking and sleeping, the veil of illusion still exists. On the threshold of samadhi, there can be a divine moment when the persistent delusion is dissolved, and you can have an unveiled awareness as the Source. Here, there is actually no ego, no experiencer, and therefore, no experience at all. It is now possible for you to be aware of your infinite and eternal nature, and eventually to become established in the enlightened mind.
Samadhi is not a place. It is a state of consciousness where all existence, all knowledge, and all experience abides, in an unimaginable and infinite combination of phenomena that is beyond the mind’s capacity of comprehension. In one fraction of a second, in that one instant of non-existent time, you exist in the everything-ness of the infinite known and unknown universes. It is here that there is every fragrance, every vision, every sound, every feeling, and every flavor. There is all knowledge of the universe and the experiences of every life, thought, and emotion that has ever existed, or that ever will exist. There are all the illusory dimensions of time and space and all that reside within them. When you leave this state of omnipresence and shift into an individual state of consciousness, there can be a single moment of unveiled observation when you, as the Source, look through the eyes of pure-awareness. Even though the individual mind cannot comprehend the vastness of this extraordinary experience, it will be with you forever, and you will never again see the world or anything else as you once did.
In the highest teachings from all the greatest masters this is said to be the final and ultimate experience. There are texts that say that all paths lead to this experience; but in fact, this is the first and only experience. Everything else is a dream game of veiled illusions. It does not matter if you are a religious ascetic, a layman or a murderer, this experience of samadhi can happen instantaneously from anywhere at anytime.
It is not until the mind becomes completely still that you can transcend all of your concepts, thoughts, and emotions which keep you bound in ignorance. Only when samadhi is attained, and you leave the individual ego at the threshold of consciousness, can you have the direct personal experience that you are the Source.
In this silent moment, you abide in the true nature of the Source, yourself, and all that exists. Although this experience cannot actually be perceived there, as you come out of this state, there is a threshold between samadhi and the individual state of consciousness where it can be experienced and with repetition this experience can be recognized and sustained. It is through this practice that you can eliminate the afflictions of suffering caused by ignorance and abide in the true-awareness that you are eternal, infinite and never separate from anything. In this state of infinite-consciousness, you abide in eternal bliss.
Asamprajnata Samadhi: Samadhi marked by the cessation of all mental activity and no awareness. In asamprajnata you enter a state of consciousness where there is no experience and no experiencer, no thought and no thinker, no concepts and no perceptions. Even though there is no experience, you are simultaneously experiencing everything, and nothing, and residing in the pure state of the divine. As you leave this state of consciousness, the mind may grasp a slight remembrance of one of the aspects within this awareness (eternity, infinity, unity, impermanence, or emptiness). You may recognize that you are the one Source, which you have never left. Over a period of time it is realized what is actually occurring even though it is impossible to describe. You will not recognize this state until you leave it.
Samprajnata Samadhi: Samadhi which is accompanied by awareness. There is perception without thoughts, concepts or discrimination as you observe the existence that surrounds you, either with eyes open or closed. Everything is seen as the Source, everything is seen as pure emptiness. It is very difficult to describe, but there is literally no difference between the trees, the path, the lake, the wind, the people, the buildings, the cars, etc. There are no attributes, qualities or distinctions of that which is perceived. Some refer to it as pure energy, our essential nature, the divine, or God. This is the pure observation of that which comprises the entire universe. You will not recognize this state until you leave it.
Samprajnatananda Samadhi: Samadhi (samprajnata: with awareness) accompanied by an apparent although illusory physiological response of bliss (ananda). Sometimes the accompanying sensation is subtle, however, at others it is so powerful that I am amazed that the physical body can withstand it. When this experience is first encountered it is not recognized as samadhi because there is perception and the physiological responses associated with it. Despite its profound nature, this is often witnessed as just another conventional event, but this is not the case. When it is more closely analyzed it is seen that there were no individual thoughts or concepts, only God. You will not recognize this state until you leave it.