Sunday, May 23, 2010
Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 2
SAMPRAJNATA SAMADHI IS THE SAMADHI THAT IS ACCOMPANIED
BY REASONING, REFLECTION, BLISS AND A SENSE OF
IN ASAMPRAJNATA SAMADHI THERE IS A CESSATION OF
ALL MENTAL ACTIVITY, AND THE
MIND ONLY RETAINS UNMANIFESTED IMPRESSIONS.
VIDEHAS AND PRAKRITI-LAYAS ATTAIN ASAMPRAJNATA
SAMADHI BECAUSE THEY CEASED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
WITH THEIR BODIES IN THEIR PREVIOUS LIFE. THEY TAKE
REBIRTH BECAUSE SEEDS OF DESIRE REMAINED.
OTHERS WHO ATTAIN ASAMPRAJNATA SAMADHI ATTAIN
THROUGH FAITH, EFFORT, RECOLLECTION, CONCENTRATION
PATANJALI IS THE GREATEST scientist of the inner.
His approach is that of a scientific mind: he is not a poet.
And in that way he is very rare, because those who enter
into the inner world are almost always poets, those who enter
into the outer world are always almost scientists.
Patanjali is a rare flower. He has a scientific mind, but his
journey is inner. That’s why he became the first and the last
word: he is the alpha and the omega. For five thousand years
nobody could improve upon him. It seems he cannot be improved
upon. He will remain the last word – because the very
combination is impossible. To have a scientific attitude and
to enter into the inner is almost an impossible possibility.
He talks like a mathematician, a logician. He talks like Aristotle
and he is a Heraclitus.