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Nirvikalpa Samadhi (Moksha) of Sri Ramakrishna



Sri Ramakrishna's six-month Nirvikalpa Samadhi thanks to Totapuri

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The Nirvikalpa Samadhi of six months, the highest spiritual experience mentioned in the Hindu scriptures of Sri Ramakrishna thanks to Totapuri.

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In a Samadhi state, both space and time are transcended, names and forms no longer exist. This state usually lasts a few hours or days. Ramakrishna was in this state for six months!

In Patanjali's Yoga philosophy, the last of the eight limbs is Samadhi, that is, the realization of the Supreme Consciousness, liberation.

This liberation, this union with Brahman, the Absolute Reality, whatever you call it, in the Bhagavad Gita is called Moksha. Let us not forget that the Bhagavad Gita is a Moksha Shastra, a book of liberation and self-knowledge, several verses of the Bhagavad Gita speak of Moksha, such as verse 25 of chapter V - The Yoga of Renunciation of Action (Karma Sannyasa Yoga):

«hey attain unity with Brahman (Moksha), those sages whose sins have been annihilated, whose doubts have been resolved, those who have mastered themselves and who are absorbed in the welfare of all beings.»

It is significant that the last chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, the 18th, is called: The Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation (Moksha Sannyasa Yoga) where in verse 56 we read:

«Even while always performing actions, whoever makes Me his refuge, by My grace, gains the eternal and imperishable paradise (Moksha)»

Sri Ramakrishna was a humble monk who saw God. He is considered a key figure in the renewal of Hinduism, and he is regarded as the prophet of the harmony of religions, or the avatar of the modern was. His disciple, Swami Vivekananda, made his profound teachings known to the world.

Sri Ramakrishna, Harmony, so many paths, so many religions

Sri Ramakrishna's first guru was an extraordinary woman known as Bhairavi Brahmani, an advanced spiritual teacher, well versed in the Hindu scriptures.

With their help, Sri Ramakrishna practiced several difficult disciplines of the tantric path and achieved success in all of them.

Three years later came a wandering monk named Totapuri, under whose guidance Sri Ramakrishna attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi, the highest spiritual experience mentioned in the Hindu scriptures.

He remained in that state of non-dual existence (Advaita Vedanta) for six months without the slightest awareness even of his own body.

In this way, Sri Ramakrishna revived the entire range of spiritual experiences of more than three thousand years of Hindu religion.”

Source: Belurmath & Ramakrishna Mission

Translated by Pedro Nonell

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