(Last Updated on : 21/07/2010)
The twenty-ninth yoga sutra explains about the supreme, blissful state of a yogi, who is not bothered even about the highest state of evolution, or the highest form of intelligence. He thinks these as obstacles in his path to attaining spiritual health. He is not even interested in gaining enlightened wisdom. Virtuosity descends upon him, and his consciousness is cleansed of every of bias and prejudice. He dwells in unsurpassed bliss and has turned benevolent and divine. This is termed as dharma megha samadhi, and the light of purity dawns upon him.
highest form of intelligence, evolution, enumeration, reflection, deep meditation
free from desires and aversions, one who has no selfish interest or motivation
constant, wholly, entirely, at all times
with awareness, discrimination and attentive intelligence
rain cloud of virtue, delightful fragrant virtue, rain cloud of justice, showering of dharma
supreme spirit, union putting together
The yogi who has no interest even in this highest state of evolution, and maintains supreme attentive, discriminatwe awareness, attains dharmameghah samadhi. He contemplates the fragrance of virtue and justice.
When the stream of virtue pours in torrents and the consciousness is washed clean of bias, prejudice and ambition, the light of the soul dawns. This is dharma megha samadhi - the fruit of the practice of yoga.
If the yogi, knowing that the highest form of intelligence is also a hindrance, remains uninterested even in this enlightened wisdom as well as in spiritual attainments, virtuousness descends upon him like torrential rain, washing away his individual personality. His only ambition now is to sustain spiritual health. He has purity and clarity. His personality has been transformed. He becomes humane, universal and divine. He lives forever in dharma megha samadhi, unexcelled bliss.
A cloud has two facets. It may cover the sky without bringing rain. This makes the atmosphere gloomy and people become inactive and dull. But if the cloud bursts into rain, the atmosphere is cleared, the sun shines, and people go out to work gleefully.
In the same way, the yogi should not make the consciousness quiet in a lamaiu way, but in an alert, satiric way to shine forth brilliantly to live in the delightful, fragrant rain-cloud of virtue.
He has renounced everything, and is a viveki (one who distinguishes the invisible soul from the visible world), ajnanin (sage), a vairagin (renunciate), and a bhaktan (divine devotee). Now he has attained nirbija samadhi. (1.16, 49-50; in.50, 55-56.)