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Tapas: Meditation in Samadhi

“After continuous meditation, samadhi comes, then God realization [sakshatkara].  This is tapas.  If you are in samadhi it is called tapas.  If you are conscious of your body then it is called dhyana, meditation.  That is the difference.”

“If the duration of meditation increases to about twelve hours then it becomes tapas.  You will get into a state of samadhi.  Tapas begins when you get into the state of samadhi.  One has to do a minimum of twelve hours a day.  Swamiji would then bless the person.  Swamiji would give darshan.  From time to time he will appear and give instructions how to continue tapas.  So if you do your tapas well, as directed by the guru, you can have the vision of God very soon.”

“If you close your eyes and concentrate between the eyes, you will get a wonderful bliss.  Slowly you will lose yourself in that bliss and you get in the state of samadhi.  If you remain in samadhi for twenty-three hours a day, or for days, months or years at a time, that is called tapas.”

“If you keep doing meditation, the guru will keep giving you lessons.  From time to time he will appear to give you instructions on how you should continue your tapas.  So if you do your tapas well, as directed by the guru, you will have the vision of God very soon.”

“One has to do a minimum of twelve hours a day of tapas.  As for the rest, Swamiji would give blessing, guidance, directions and help.  He will see to it that the person can go forward.”

 

From the printed “Meditation Instructions” that Shivabalayogi gave after initiation into dhyana meditation:

“Shri Swamiji advises you to progressively increase the duration of meditation to attain Self realization.”

 

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Divine Play:   Shivabalayogi’s life and blessings, 290 pages and over a hundred photos.  Generally available in bookstores and online.

Swamiji’s Treasure:  The most comprehensive collection of biography, experiences, conversations & photographs of Shivabalayogi.

Tapas Shakti:  Published at Swamiji’s request in India, January of 1992.  Contains his biography, conversations & experiences.