We live in fascinating times. Unbelievable but fact – being an ordinary householder, one can still have extraordinary spiritual experiences like the saints of all times did.
I came across a stunning quote of a great South Indian saint Ramana Maharshi, (1879-1950) who describes his spiritual experiences exactly the way I have been experiencing it thanks to my meditation practice:
“…the samadhi I speak to you about is different. It is sahaja samadhi. In this state you remain calm and composed during activity. You realise that you are moved by the deeper self within and are unaffected by what you do or say or think. You have no worries, anxieties or cares, for you realise that there is nothing that belongs to you as ego and that everything is being done by something with which you are conscious union.”
Or this one: ” Your own Self-Realisation is the greatest service you can render the world”. How true is this, incredible!
And that one is reflecting my own daily experience: “Nearly all mankind is more or less unhappy because nearly all do not know the true Self. Real happiness abides in Self-knowledge alone. All else is fleeting. To know one’s Self is to be blissful always.”
This beautiful saint is only one example. Reading of or about saintly people of all times I realise that they all had basically same experiences. (more…)