Thursday, December 3, 2020

'Nirvikalpa Samadhi'

[Question] "In that ocean of infinite bliss there would be no forms. Individual enjoyment would not exist there. How could we enjoy it?"
Swami Vivekananda: "The assurance has been given that nothing can be missed there. It is the sum-total of all the bliss you can think of. Suppose you like to swim in a pool of water and you enjoy drinking from another, float a boat in another - this gives you individual happiness. Now suppose one vast sheet of water includes all these pools which you enjoy in different ways, nothing is excluded from it, nothing will be missed in that Nirvikalpa Samadhi. The individual enjoyment that we derive from the senses is just a little particle, but in that state is contained the sum-total of everything. So there is no reason to get discouraged."

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