This level of consciousness is a remarkable discovery for the understanding of self-realization.
Originally, when I began determining the different LOCs and their values, I tested that Asamprajñata (Añ) was not the same as Nirvikalpa samadhi (NrS), as Patanjali originally explained.
Now, when you read the original translation, it appears that Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras is explaining that Añ and NrS are the same. This is how many historians and writers have explained the existence of two names for the same state. Patanjali says that NrS is the highest state to exist or the most enlightened experience.
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In reality, these two names mean relatively similar things, but ultimately they are different.
I discovered that Añ is really a transitional state to NrS and the major samadhi experience that is associated with this ultimate bliss state. Unfortunately, you will never be able to just jump into the highest state possible. This is because your body would burn out from the intense out-of-body experience.
The body is like a lightbulb. Each lightbulb has its own wattage or a limited amount of power that can be channeled into it. This is the same with people. Notice how some people have enough energy for themselves and everyone around them. And then there are some who can barely lift a finger 15 minutes after getting out bed.
You yourself have your own energy and a certain level of power that you can receive, maintain, and give. Depending on how strong your filament is (or the body’s energy meridians) the more power you can receive and maintain from life-sustaining activities.
These activities generally are centered around renewal, repair, and support. Whether you are eating really good food, hiking in a forest, or having a time of silence – the body’s bulb during these activities becomes recharged.
For those who are householders, becoming a part of asamprajñata experience would be unnerving, preventing them from adjusting to a normal lifestyle.
For those who aspire to achieve this state and are still living a married life with children, will have to work hard to maintain this transitional state.
After I had written my book and discovered all these levels of consciousness, later on in my research for my new book, I found a work by I.K. Taimni called The Science of Yoga. He had already described Añ as a transitional state! One that you could oscillate between before ascending into NrS or nibija samadhi.
At this point, I realized that my muscle testing had been accurate! That indeed I wasn’t going crazy, but in fact was able to accurately test for information that already existed in the world of self-realization.
If that was the case, then you could say that most if not all the information presented in my new book is the next step in our understanding of these enlightened states.
Taimni described many other things about samadhi that I encourage you to read about it. Other modern-day masters have reflected upon his own masterful ability to accurately understand and interpret Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Which are at best cryptic, unless you have a solid foundation in Sanskrit.
In my own discoveries, I realized that Asamprajñata (Añ) is the place where great things occur:
- the rate of flow for the kundalini
- the true absence of gross awareness
- the automatic pulling of karma
- the full realization of non-duality
- the descension of God’s Light
- the merging with the VOID
- true joy
In the above occurrences you will be constantly fluctuating and changing. This is the oscillation that occurs between samprajñata and asamprajñata, as originally described in detail by I.K. Taimni and inadvertently unearthed by myself in meditation through muscle testing.
The flow of the kundalini will be the first measurement taken. To think that the kundalini could actually be measured! But in reality, everything that has some type of movement, has kinetic energy associated with it. In this way, it should be measureable, right?
The kundalini has a tendency to pulse in predictable manner based upon how deep you go in meditation. If you extend yourself longer, deeper, and more devotionally in meditation, the greater your benefit will be thus increasing the flow rate of the kundalini.
Ultimately you will want your kundalini always flowing, bringing the pulse rate down to zero seconds. Meaning that the flow rate is always occurring, instead just pulsing through the chakras at regular intervals.
Through this process, you will begin to experience true absence of awareness of the body, especially in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. This can happen out of the blue, at any time, for any reason. You may be doing something really simple and all of sudden be unaware of your full-body proprioception. This could be as simple as holding a glass of water.
You may be looking at the hand, realizing that you are physically holding it, but be totally unattached physically to the hand itself. Literally becoming dissociated from it! It is a very cool experience, but is transient in nature.
This absence comes from the pulling of energy from the limbs to channel through the chakras to help push the kundalini pulses higher and higher into the brain, allowing for greater attunement in self-realization.
This is the beyond-creation, non-dual reality that I spoke about in my earlier blogs posts. This non-dual reality is the true nature of everything. You and me, we are just microcosms fully connected to an infinitely larger macrocosm.
As you acknowledge this non-dual system by continually increasing your experience of bodily unawareness, a few things will occur:
You will begin to help others to ascend by pulling and burning their karma for them and you will become completely breathless!
Now, I don’t recommend for anyone to assume that they can intentionally pull karma from whomever they choose.
This is VERY dangerous!
If you are a healer and working with a cancer patient, do you think you really want to take on their physical karma? Well… if you do, your own time on Earth will be cut very short!
The Divine will allow you to pull karma from those who it is meant for. In this way, the burning of others karma (in the most proper way) will help you to ascend because you will have to actively take your mind off of the physical discomfort while you help others with their suffering.
That is the great blessing of this state of consciousness – to know that you are NOT the body, but in fact SPIRIT!
You are the pure embodiment of all that is good in this universe and beyond! The infinite love and light of the Creator is waiting within you to help others ascend to greater fulfillment in their life.
Another aspect that will occur is breathlessness. This will happen naturally and you will almost be able to activate it at will. This process should not be forced and generally will come gently and unexpectedly.
You will just suddenly become aware of the fact that you are not breathing. This thought process will be subtle, but you will notice no breath, but it will be most enjoyable! This breathlessness is what allows you to experience God’s true joy. This is also measureable and becomes easier as you increase in LOC (levels of consciousness).
After all the energy meridians and chakras have been cleared and cleaned through by the ascension of the kundalini, God’s Light can now descend in your subtle spine, filling you will great joy.
This Light Descension has seven levels to it and is characterized by which chakra the Light fills. As the spine begins to fill up, you will start to merge even deeper with non-duality, but in the VOID itself.
The VOID is the “space” where the non-dual SPIRIT lies. It is a space, but not a space. It is a place where nothing can be known – not even muscle tested. In this test I could not muscle test a thing. I could not become aware any known “thing”. I had to surpass this state by not asking questions to discover, but by feeling my way through the darkness of the VOID.
At the “end” of this darkness you will then be able to experience pure joy. This will only be the start of what is possible. Just a mere taste on the tip of your tongue. The Divine wants you to continue to grow and push towards the ultimate goal. The only way sometimes to do this is to tease with what you could be experiencing all the time.
Could you imagine it?
Wonderful, pure, unadulterated joy all the time?!?
I can! And the reason why I can is because that is the consciousness that God has blessed me with. To be able to activate joy and bliss whenever I choose. That is everyone’s goal. To be able to experience the bliss of the Divine whenever they choose?
Sounds nice, right?
Well… this blog and my book, Your Guide to Scientific Self-Realization: Part II: The Ascension will be your guidebook to your wildest dreams and your greatest accomplishments.
This last blog post was a lot to think about. I don’t expect you to digest it all at once, but realize there are many sources out there on this stuff. I have attempted to combine it all into book for you.
I have yet to see a book do this, so I am definitely excited for you to read it!
The final installment is coming out in the next couple of months and I am so excited for you out there that are truly interested.
Be well and next time we will talk about the greatest state ever known – Nirvikalpa Samadhi
~ Dr. Derek