The state of nirvikalp is
an exalted state. One becomes nirvikalp when his
belief, 'I am the doer' (the kartapad), breaks.
When one's awareness and belief of, 'I am the body' (the dehadhyas), goes
away, one arrives at the state of nirvikalp.
Questioner: Please say something about the
samadhi state and the sushupta state.
Dadashri: Today in our country, what people
believe the state of samadhi to be is really the state of
sushupta. In this, they are able to go deep in the layers
of the mind, some go deep in the layers of the intellect. At that
time they forget the external world. That is called the 'worldly
Samadhi; sushupta state'.
What is true samadhi? A true samadhi is one
where uninterrupted awareness of the Self is. The true
samadhi is when there is the awareness of even a tiny dust
particle on your body, whereas the samadhi that people
work towards is a 'cultured' artificial state. That is not true
samadhi; it is called 'cultured' samadhi. I
constantly experience real Samadhi.
True samadhi is one where
despite circumstances of mental suffering (aadhi), physical
suffering (vyadhi), and suffering caused by external circumstances
there is no effect, no vibration. My Samadhi will not
leave even if someone were to come here and take me to jail.
The same state of samadhi will prevail whether I am free
or in jail.
Questioner: During meditation I see a light
(prakash); is this experience the experience of the mind
or is it a true experience?
Dadashri: It is not light (prakash) at
all. It is just the imagination. People have believed all such
imaginations to be the truth (satya).
When I was 17-18 years old I had conducted a little experiment
by pressing one of my eyes. I saw a flash of light and saw light
within. I wondered what it was that came and left. Later I realized
that it was the light that had left the eye. Anything that is
worldly (the non-Self) is never going to become the Self and the
Self is never going to become the non- Self. Both are distinct and