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Savikalpa Vs Nirvikalpa Samadhi

Posted by on November 28, 2013

There are two types of Samadhi in the vedanta 1. Savikalpa and 2. Nirvikalpa

  1. Ignorant – who has the association with the avidya.
    1. The kid who sees a wild elephant (world) in the wooden statue (Self), like the ignorant sees the world as different from the Self.
    2. Has the ahankara (ego) which is impure
  2. Savikaplpa – the Self is experienced with the world of duality, which is seen as not different from the Self. The world of duality and trinity is seen as the Self.
    1. The experience of an elder man in the statue is the elephant along with the knowledge of the wood which it is made of, like the one with the savikalpa Samadhi.
    2. Has the association with the shuddha ahankara (pure ego)
  3. Nirvikalpa – where there is nothing other than the Self.  This is the “Ekatmabhava”.
    1. And the experience of the carpenter in the same statue is the knowledge of the type of wood, like the one in the nirvikalpa Samadhi.
    2. Has the ego called nirvikalpa ahankara.

Either one is an ignorant or realized, ther can be no intermediate state. Though there maybe gradation in the purity of heart.

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