Dawn of Universal Inclusiveness

Sutra 1:18

As our insight into the transient and illusory nature of our our emotions and beliefs evolves through the practice of concentration, our compassionate inherent characteristics begins to surface. At its peak, this compassionate state evolves to a point where subtle impressions within the subconscious mind that gives rise to thougts, actions, and reactions associated with fear becomes almost non-existent. At this point, even the inclination to protect oneself ceases to exist. As this happens, a yogi’s identification with ego disappears taking with it the object that is being meditated upon - With Seed. This state of universal inclusiveness where the personal self merges into the universal creation of no boundries is known as asamprajnata samadhi - Without Seed.

Sutra 1:18 virama pratyaya abhyasa purvah samskara shesha anyah

The highest level of concentration is the outcome of asamprajnata samadhi. Through further practice (abhyasa), even the subliminal (shesha) content of mind and all its latent impressions (samskara), from all past experiences, conscious and subconscious, that form the ego or mind, are transcended and as a result cease to exist (virama). The observer, the process of observing and the observed all collapse into one. The knower becomes the known.

We shall delve deeper into Asamprajnata Samadhi after having introduced it in the previous sutra.

When the seed that exists in Samprajnata Samadhi is dropped and dissapears from consciousness, we enter Asamprajnata Samadhi. At this point, there exists a void in the mind. This void is detected and felt by the Consciousness. After the initial void, there are succeeding steps that lead the adept deeper and deeper into higher consciousness.

Transitioning From Samprajnata To Asamprajnata Samadhi

Entering the state of "no seed" can only be achieved after prolonged practice of Samprajnata Samadhi. Just before entering, there is a feeling of preassure, as if an internal switch is going to be flipped. Upon entering Asamprajnata, one feels as if he or she is dropping into the familiar state experienced before entering deep sleep except you are totally alert and in a state of profound peace. It is absolutely beautiful.

About The Void

The state of void is not static but a dynamic condition due the consciousness being transferred from one plane to another. One has to keep in mind that consciousness cannot remain suspended indefinitely in the void. If the technique has not been mastered sufficiently, the mind may spring back into the plane which it had just left and the "seeds" which had been dropped will then reappear. But if the mind can remain in the Niruddha state for a sufficiently long time as indicated in sutra 3-10, consciousness will emerge sooner or later into the next higher plane.

As the latent thought impressions with its attachments and aversions(Samskaras) are gradually transcended, the visit into Asamprajnata state is prolonged. The Samskaras have to be burned up completely before a clear glimpse of Reality can be achieved. There cannot be a single shred of attachment or aversion to anything, not even the desire for God can remain.

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  • 1:18 virama pratyaya abhyasa purvah samskara shesha anyah
  • VIRAMA - cessation, stopping, receding.

  • PRATYAYA - cause, cognitive principle, content of mind, cognition.

  • ABHYASA - practice.

  • PURVAH – preceding, coming before.

  • SAMSKARA – deep impressions, imprints in the unconscious, deepest habits, subliminal activators, traces.

  • SHESHA – residual, subliminal.

  • ANYAH – the other.