Sutra 1.50 : The impression produced by this samadhi wipes out all other impressions.
“A samskara is a dynamic state of superconsciousness in the deeper layers of the seed (beeja) which can be awakened within the consciousness, for example, shivalinga is the seed or a symbol is the seed. Samskara is not a state of dormant consciousness, but a state of dynamic consciousness. In the highest stages of sabeeja samadhi the consciousness of beeja remains but the consciousness of other objects is eliminated. Even in ordinary life it is found that when one thought predominates in the mind, the others are subdued. Likewise, one samskara can prevent other samskaras. When the chitta is full of external awareness, such as seeing, hearing, feeling and so on, that is also a dynamic consciousness, and that is to be prevented. This can be done through pratyahara and dharana as well as dhyana. When the mind is not engaged or concentrated, various thoughts arise. This happens in the lower stages of sabeeja samadhi also, where there are visions as well as chitta vrittis. When ritambhara prajna arises, the highest state of sabeeja samadhi is attained. Then the other samskaras are not only prevented from arising but they are finished…
… we must remove the misunderstanding that the spiritual path is a very short path. This is a mistake of enthusiastic students and teachers; it must be corrected…” - FCOF, Swami Satyananda Saraswati
What are some of the thoughts that run through your head during yoga? 💬Oh-those yoga pants are hot, what a great sequence, activate my mulabandha, wow-my boobs look good in this top, I'm getting stronger, yikes my shoulder hurts, OMG instructor look at her knee-it's pass her ankle, what a good playlist, oh wow-she's going to hurt her self, ujjayi breath, holy crap- we have to do this on the other side, I'm going to follow her on sonos, present moment-present moment-present moment, ah-I'm so glad I came to class. @sam_berg
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