(Last Updated on : 21-07-2010)
The thirtieth yoga sutra speaks about the supreme effect of dharma megha samadhi. It gives rise to an exalted effect of freedom, freedom from the five sufferings and waverings. This is the highest form of intelligence and evolution. Afflictions stop according to their own wish, avidya - ignorance is extinguished. An enlightened being will never perform any act that can cause hindrance, or bias his consciousness. The cycle of cause and effect ceases to function and the yogi is also freed from the hold of nature.
return, disappear, abstaining from action, cessation from
worldly concerns and being engaged in the field of
emancipation, bliss and beatitude
Then comes the end of afflictions and of karma.
The effect of dharma megha samadhi is freedom, freedom from the five afflictions and fluctuations. It is the highest form of intelligence and evolution.
From this rain-cloud of virtue, sufferings cease of their own accord and in their place, divine actions with no reactions flow forth like a river from the yogi. This is freedom.
Avidya, the mother of afflictions, is eliminated, root and branch, along with residual subliminal impressions. The sadhaka will not deviate from the path of divinity nor perform an act that binds, hinders or preconditions his consciousness. He is free from the bondage of karma.
In the Bhagavad Gita (V 1.5), Lord Krishna says that each individual has to cultivate himself to become enlightened, and to learn not to degrade himself, for the Self alone is the friend of the individual self, and the Self alone is the enemy of the egotistical self.
As the light of a lamp fades as the oil runs out, so the lamp of the mind is extinguished as its fuel, the actions producing joys and sorrows, is exhausted.
As nirmdna citta is extinguished of its own accord, its root motivation is burnt out, leaving no opportunity for the production of effects The cycle of cause and effect is at an end, and the yogi is liberated from the grip of nature. Even in this liberated state, he will not relinquish his practices. He will continue to maintain them as a divine command, so that the freedom earned may not be lost by neglect. (S1.3-5, 47; H. 12, 20-21, 24, 52; Hl.55-56; rv.3, 4 and 25.)