So when I was in the 6 th grade, we had poem. I had started reading Gujarati late. After all, I was in “English medium”!
The poem was by Dayaram And it fell under the type called Garbi
I will only quote a few lines
સુત વિત્ત દારા શીશ સમરપે વળતું લેવું નામ જોને
Sut vitt daraa shish samarpe valtu levu naam jo ne
Children, money wife and head – give to (God), then take the name of God
મરજીવા હોય તે મહાસુખ માણે દેખનહારા દાઝે જોને
Marjeeva hoi te mahasukh mane, dekhanhara daaje jo ne
Fishermen who dive in the ocean have great joy but the onlookers are jealous
So in school we were given some vague instruction. She said that those who immerse in God have great joy And one should not worry about self or children or wife or money
A fair or good enough interpretation. Now what is the interpretation of a Yogi?
- Give up your attachment to family / children, wife ( including sensual pleasures of food, sex, etc), attachment to money and give your head or sacrifice your life. Deeper meaning is let the consciousness only stay in the head And not lower chakras
- Levu means to receive. Valtu can mean then or opposite direction. Meaning when flow of Prana reverses receive the name or hear the word of Aum. This step is very critical. It is difficult to have full faith in Yoga unless they experience this
- Marjeeva literally means to die And live again. Samadhi is a situation where all consciousness retires from the body, it becomes lifeless. It is only after this you know God. Your doubts are eliminated. Vedas And Upanishads become clear. Aah you say – this is what was meant These great beings no longer read books They remain immersed in divine joy.
- But the onlookers , become jealous of such a divine person. They will throw hurdle upon hurdle to them. Look at the life of Narsinh, Mirabai etc.
Thus ends the glimpse of the technique of Samadhi.
Samadhi is nothing more than the consciousness dropping from the body And instead of being in a surgical coma, you discover the divine! The true love from time immemorial!