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 (upadhi), 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 different things.