Updated: November 19, 2023
Continuing Shiva Sutras Yathā tatra tathānyatra The freedom of Samadhi is also possible in the external world in that you can be local and non local at the same time. That's what uh the Shiva Sutra says this of course has been said many times by others. I'm in this world and out of it, we are spiritual beings, having a human experience we're nonlocal beings, having a local experience, the experience seems local. But as we said, as you saw in my last uh post, if you shift your identity to Chidākāsha and you live there, then you have found freedom in the Chidākāsha This all this, you me plants rocks stars, Galaxies, trees, insects, fungi, you name it anything that can be given a name, objects, both animate inanimate incessantly arise and subside in an eternal.
Now, we can't even say in the present moment because as soon as a moment, it's in time in timeless now is the birth and the resurrection of the universe incessantly. However, a false location of identity that I'm in this body instead of the body is in me and the world is in me and all this is in me. All this is me that experience can only be had if you live in the the infinite space. Yesterday, I shared an exercise that was inspired originally by Warner Earhart on how to actually experience the reality of non locality.
By that experiment that we shared yesterday where is seeing happening, I'm here and everything else. There is a false construct. Everything is happening here in this chidākāsha, all is arising and subsiding the entire universe with all its so-called contents, but the contents are not contents. They are holo-movements, qualia holo-movements that arise and subside and as humans by placing ourselves in the body mind and having that in body experience, which is actually a false experience. We have this notion of separation me and everything else. But now we've kind of covered that and we want to stay in that. So what is Lakshman Joo saying uh in reference to this for the for the Yogi, there is no difference between the Samadhi that is experienced in meditation and the Samadhi experienced in the external life. (vyutthāna) The Yogi may reside in Samadhi or the Yogi may be given to the activity of the world. The Yogi's reality is independence of all experiences while enjoying the experiences, engaged and detached. Where this Yogi has experienced. What, wherever this yogi experience, the reality of the self in Sumadhi, that awareness is experienced by the Yogi in each and every aspect of the external life.
There's no difference in each of these two, whether the Yogi remains in Samadhi or outside Samadhi in the external world is the same. And the Yogi's experience, the realization of truth also remains the same. To quote the Svachandra Tantra: .. He is always independent. effulgent he/she is independent here, is independent there, is independent everywhere. The reality of the self where un artificial, universal independence will shine should be sought with great reverence. So in a way, this particular Sutra is actually covering the five kleshas, the causes of suffering, not knowing the reality, ultimate reality, clinging and grasping at this constant appearance and disappearance of qualia, resisting this constant appearance and disappearance of qualia, identifying with the ego and the fear of death. And all this can be overcome. All these fears can be overcome when we shift our allegiance from the body, mind world to the source of the experience of the body, mind world that which gives us the experience of mind, intellect, ego, energy, uh physical body, space time and matter.
All this constantly arising and subsiding the state of total independence, nonlocal and local at the same time, freedom and engagement at the same time. Uh This has also been said in two very telling phrases from the Bhagavad Gita which means go beyond the gunas and find what's behind these gunas of creativity transformation in in inertia. And the other one also from the Bhagavad Gita is yogastha kuru karmani ….
established in being, perform action. By the way, that is also karma yoga. So a lot covered in this sutra..