In this excerpt from the Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, Third Awakening, verse 24, Swami Lakshmanjoo explains how a yogi again rise in that supreme nature of the self after coming out of samādhi into the objective world.
naṣṭasya punarūtthānam //
When a yogī, in coming out from samādhi, also attempts to maintain awareness of God consciousness in the objective world, then, even though his real nature of self is destroyed by the inferior generation of self-consciousness, he again rise in that supreme nature of the self.
The expression from the sūtra, “When a yogī also attempts to maintain awareness of God consciousness in the objective world . . . ” is explained in the following two references:
Supreme God consciousness should be sought with great effort in whatever is seen by the eyes, whatever is felt by speech, whatever is thought by the mind, whatever is perceived by the intellect, whatever is owned by limited ego, whatever is existing in the objective world, and whatever is not existing in the objective world.(Svacchanda Tantra 12.163–64)
It is explained in the Svacchanda Tantra that when a yogī, whose God consciousness was totally destroyed by the inferior means used to generate that God consciousness, which means that his nature was snatched away by an inferior type of trance, meditates thinking, “This whole universe is one with myself,” and perceives the fullness of God consciousness in each and every object, then again he rise in his own nature. In other words, in this way, this yogī, whose nature was removed, again becomes one with the glory of God consciousness.
Again, in the Svacchanda Tantra, it is said:
Due to God’s energy of māyā, the minds of yogīs are diverted by force towards worldly pleasures and away from God consciousness. But, in those masses of yogīs, there exists some great yogī who is fully aware of his self. His state of God consciousness is fully established and totally complete and his mind is never diverted toward worldly pleasures.(Svacchanda Tantra 4.311–12)
Another thing that happens to this yogī:
Whenever the mind flows out, he centers his consciousness on that one God consciousness. Because he feels the oneness of Śiva existing everywhere, if his mind moves here and there, even then it does not move at all because it moves in his own nature. Wherever he feels and experiences the existence of the objective world, he feels and experiences that the objective world is actually nothing but Śiva.(Svacchanda Tantra 4.313–14)
|| End of text for sūtra 24 Third Awakening ||
(source: Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening, by Swami Lakshmanjoo)
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