i have read in many hindu mythology books that , many yogis,gurus and rishis here have taken samadhi.

they didn't had natural death.

they died at their will by taking samadhi. can u please explain me what exactly is samadhi? and what is its technique?

all are the answers and comments are gonna be highly appreciated.

with lotts of love,light and blessings ur wayyy..

supergirl.. :)))

asked 23 Apr '13, 12:02

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edited 24 Apr '13, 03:18

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Barry Allen ♦♦

Samadhi is meditation to be able to enter the kingdom above, the kingdom of light. one that achieves Samadhi is like the wind. When he decide to leave this world it is called maha Samadhi, he go back to the kingdom of light and the holy father ask him if he went to stay above or go back down. a little child of seven days old just told you this.

let there be light, Be the light that you can be, Experience and enjoy.


answered 23 Apr '13, 18:11

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@white tiger-thank u :))

(12 May '13, 08:20) supergirl

From your description it sounds similar to a Tibetan high practice called, The Rainbow Body. It is suppose to be a conscious direct transformation of the physical body into light. The body is not left behind but gets refined to the vibration of it's spark from which it slowed down into matter. It is raised back to that vibration of spirit and to onlookers it changes colors up the spectrum until it disappears.


answered 23 Apr '13, 18:04

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edited 23 Apr '13, 18:16


"the rainbow body" love it @Wade

(24 Apr '13, 02:09) ru bis

me too..loved it.. @wade, thanks a ton :)

(12 May '13, 08:19) supergirl


Samadhi is one of the eight branches of classical yoga:

Characteristics Of Samadhi

When the mind is completely absorbed in one object of meditation, it is termed Samadhi. The mind identifies itself with the object of meditation. In Samadhi, there is neither Dhyana nor Dhyata (neither meditation nor meditator). The meditator and meditated, the thinker and the thought, the worshipper and the worshipped become one or identical. The fruit of meditation is Samadhi.

Samadhi is super conscious state, wherein the Yogi gets superintuitional or supersensual knowledge and Supersensual bliss. He gets the vision of the Lord. He is in a state of communion with the Lord. He is in full enjoyment of the Divine Ecstasy or Divine Thrill. He has seen the Light of lights now.

The five afflictions, reference to which was made in Lesson I, have now come to an end. All sorts of imperfections have disappeared. Just as the river has joined the sea, the individual soul has joined the Supreme Soul. All limitations have dropped now. This state cannot be described in words: It has to he felt by actual practice. There are neither wants nor desires here. All doubts and delusions, all sorrows and tribulations, all fears, differences, distinctions and dualities have vanished entirely. This is the ultimate goal of all spiritual practices. This is the goal of life.

Samadhi is the eighth step of the Yogic ladder. Intuition, revelation, inspiration and ecstasy are all synonymous terms. The meditator and the meditated, the thinker and the thought, the worshipper and the worshipped, the subject and the object have now become identical. The meditator has merged himself in the Soul or the all-pervading Spirit. All watertight compartments have disappeared. The Yogi feels oneness and unity everywhere. He feels: “I have nothing more to learn. I have nothing more to do. I have nothing more to obtain.”

There are different types of Samadhi, as well as different methods/approaches to attain it. But typically, it follows the immersion of the other seven branches/limbs of yoga, particularly dhyana, or meditation.

Some more in-depth reading on this very vast topic, from reputed saint Swami Sivananda. The first link will probably be the most helpful, from a beginner's standpoint...it contains an overview of the seven other yogic branches to help you attain samadhi, as well as numerous exercises which you can practice at home:





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answered 23 Apr '13, 17:52

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edited 23 Apr '13, 20:05

Another excellent answer lozenge123!

(23 Apr '13, 18:09) Wade Casaldi

Thanks, Wade!

(23 Apr '13, 20:04) lozenge123

love the picture @lozenge123 and the deep explication

(24 Apr '13, 02:08) ru bis

@lozenge123- excellent answer.. , loved it, thank u :))

(12 May '13, 08:15) supergirl
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Hi supergirl, samadhi is a deep state of contemplation, of being in an empty state of mind, of meditation if you prefer, that leads to higher consciousness;

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here is a graphic that assists you to meditate;


"when mind knows we call it knowledge, when heart knows we call it love, when being knows we call it meditation"-Osho


answered 23 Apr '13, 13:10

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ru bis

edited 25 Apr '13, 04:45

@rubis- thank u for the lovely answer. but, i am not able to understand the description of this graph? can u pls explain it in english? and can u pls tel me how to use this graph in simple way, tht i can use at home ?

(23 Apr '13, 13:38) supergirl

@ ru bis- if it is mere kind of meditation..,then how our ancestors, and rishis and babjis gained death by using samadhi ?

(23 Apr '13, 13:39) supergirl

@supergirl I tried translating this with bing from many languages. I tried Spanish, German, Russian, Vietnamese, Hindi, Dutch, I tired most everything I can't get it to change to English. Well I tired...

(23 Apr '13, 15:31) Wade Casaldi

@supergirl Try this link - should be in English. If not let me know. I translated with both Bing & Chrome. Good news, Servranx is going to have a commercial site in English soon.


As for how to use - I defer to the expert here - ru fus.. I could only venture a guess.

(23 Apr '13, 16:18) ele

@supergirl I guess that is not going to work for you. I have my browser set to automatically translate to English. Try right clicking your mouse to see if you have the option to translate on Bing. Otherwise download Google translator. If you have a Google bar - translate should be an option.

(23 Apr '13, 16:31) ele

@Supergirl translated from the site - This chart is designed to help find any being or thing be any lost or stolen mobile or fixed, etc. • When the operator puts his picture on the head of the yogi, he raises his level of consciousness momentarily, while its centers collectors acquire a particular alert, making the search easier and clearer indications commuters. • Whatever search: o cover the head of the yogi with the photo of the operator (the one doing the research) cont

(23 Apr '13, 16:59) ele

cont .. place the lamp in the center of the disk that corresponds to the center of gravity of the body ("tan-tien," seat of all human energies). Here is the graph par excellence will serve you in your research on missing persons, animals and lost or stolen items. Principle of action: The Yogi symbolizes a high degree of consciousness is its representation that automatically puts the operator on the actual track of what they are looking for, avoiding the pitfalls of which abut the best ...

(23 Apr '13, 17:01) ele

... dowsers (retention, incorrect, inaccurate map, false orientation, etc..). This makes it unnecessary to hold a second witness in the free hand, which greatly facilitate the work of operators who use dowsing rods in field research. A detailed manual is printed on the back of the chart.


(23 Apr '13, 17:03) ele

Whoa you can't get much father away from what Samadhi is than that web site! Find your Cell phone picture! Now I don't feel so bad thinking it was some kind of lunch meat! LOL

What a difference it makes when ele translated it. lol

Supergirl I hope someone here knows, I'm dying to find out myself just what is Samadhi?

(23 Apr '13, 17:54) Wade Casaldi

i think by now after reading all the excellent desciptions of what samadhi is, you have a good idea what it really is ... thanks to @ele for translating the servranx text ... @supergirl, i know that you like graphs so i chose the simple yogi graph picture to demonstrate how graphs really work. To use this graph just place on the head of the yogi a picture of your own head during the period that you meditate, it will assist you to raise your vibrations ...

(24 Apr '13, 01:48) ru bis

... the graph can also be used for other purposes as described in the text translated by ele ... there are of course many methods of achieving deep states of meditation. This method developed by servranx, assists you in placing your energy body into a deep meditative state using a graphic form :)

(24 Apr '13, 01:53) ru bis

@supergirl, the graph clearly shows a yogi in the state samadhi, that is, the body completely asleep and the mind completely awake and attention focused centrally on the dantien


this is what is meant by experiencing death, death of the body just as when we're asleep, our mind is free to wander. When in this state you can experience a separation of mind and body, just as when we die physically.

(25 Apr '13, 03:20) ru bis

@ru bis-thank u so much dear..,thanks a ton :))

(12 May '13, 08:38) supergirl
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Samadhi is a state when you become one with whole universe. It's like a drop of water that merged into sea, and and became one with it. To be honest trying to describe Samadhi is like trying to describe God. As written in Upanishads: 'Neti-Neti' meaning it is neither this, nor that. When we meditate we watch the random thoughts or concentrate upon something. So there is the 'watcher' and 'watched'. In the state of Samadhi the 'watcher' and 'watched' become one. It's like nothingness. It's the ultimate bliss, there's no time, no space, no questions hence no answers. @supergirl try and meditate and you'll get a glimpse of true bliss, and once you feel it you'll want to feel it again and again. Just do something basic like watching your breath at first. Then if you want to move forward, Ways will be shown to you. Try reading 'Finger Pointing to The Moon' by Osho.


answered 12 May '13, 13:01

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Pankaj Pal


@Pankaj Pal, please don't select the Community Wiki option when posting an answer otherwise you will not receive any karma points for your answers. With few karma points, the Inward Quest software will not "trust" you and will restrict your participation in the site. I've cancelled the Community Wiki option on this answer.

(12 May '13, 13:11) Barry Allen ♦♦

@pankaj pal-thanks a ton fr the wonderful answer..,i daily do meditate n ur right,once we do it..we feel lik doing again n again..,thank u,,:) God blesss u :)))

(12 May '13, 13:12) supergirl

Hey Barry actually I had no idea about community wiki checkbox. It was there so I checked it. Won't happen again.

(12 May '13, 14:05) Pankaj Pal

@supergirl glad you liked the answer. And yes about your second question. When someone attains enlightenment or Samadhi he or she then understand the uselessness of physical body or material world so then if they choose not to spread what they learnt they simply choose to relinquish everything with form and die hence become one with the formless.

(12 May '13, 14:10) Pankaj Pal
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Based partially on the answers here, partially on my own feelings on the subject, the latter being nearly completely uneducated on this topic nor its origins:

This practice sounds like voluntarily accepting and welcoming 'death' as a friend. Or at least a break from the hustle and bustle of the physical and material world. Death is a word I would rather replace as many put negative connotations to it, whereas I read its definition to mean a new beginning with no relation to words describing an ending.

It also sounds very much like the way all people die, the difference being this is a peaceful and intentional way of consciously doing something you know you're doing, whereas not all people call and accept their own death with high percentages of conscious intention behind the process.

I believe there are a few reasons one will return to the Source, be it fully voluntary or otherwise. They can decide their life is complete, they have accomplished all goals they still have desire to complete, they've seen all they desire to see, they've felt all they desire to feel. If they approach this feeling with acceptance and a feeling of fulfillment I imagine their passing will be like what I feel is described here, peaceful and blissful.

But it can also come from one focusing too much on the thought "I've felt all I desire to feel" because they are overwhelmed with a feeling they're unable to handle or cope with any longer, and so they want an exit to escape.

They can also put a negative spin on "I've done all I desire to do", by adding a less than ideal spin to the end like "because I can no longer do the things I love". Some when faced with this adversity will instead find a new passion to love in life, another way to find their happiness and direct their energy. Others will resign to the impact, the force of such a traumatizing event (much like the first option) and will choose instead to fold the hand instead of playing it out.

Similarly, if one spends all of their time so unhappy with their experience they think nothing day after day other than I want to die, they may end up getting their wish even if they didn't truly feel it, truly mean it. However, as the Genie usually gives us that which we put the most energy in to, it is just as likely one who is in this condition will spend more time thinking "I don't want to be alive", and since they're pouring so much energy into the Verse on the topic of 'life' and filling it with negativity, the Genie pulls a switcheroo and instead keeps them alive, but gives them more unhappiness to cope with because the Verse's primary function is to accept, return, and amplify energy.

This is why people can find themselves in cycles of depression and sadness, because the more [unhappy] energy they're putting into their experience, the more the Verse returns believing this is what they are wishing for. So one in an already unhappy cycle is fed further unhappiness, pushing the pendulum even further along.

On the bright side of things this same concept can help one move into a cycle of happiness, where their happiness attracts more of the experience in the now which is resulting in them producing the most energy, which the Verse appreciates.

"You get what you give." But what you give to the Verse is heavily about your emotions. Maddeningly circular conundrum, be happy to get more happy. But it's excellent advice indeed.. And it can start with a simple smile.

All of this being said, whether it be the peaceful method or the less than so method, the thing I fail to understand: Why would an enlightened one voluntarily shorten their life? Or perhaps they would wait until very late in their journey before utilizing this ability.. But it seems like many who are pursuing enlightenment as rapidly as they can would immediately try to climb the ladder to this step, a step I believe should be reserved for when one has begun to accumulate more great stories and experiences than they can continue to store..

But even then, I would think one enlightened enough to be able to voluntarily activate this ability at will would also be capable of many other great things, and would be wise enough to want to keep seeing and experiencing the beauty and wonder in life, while having the talents to facilitate accomplishing this.


answered 16 May '13, 07:38

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edited 16 May '13, 07:41

the 'death' you speak of @Snow i would describe as consciously entering the dream dimension, the dream world if you prefer, the great spirit in the sky :)

(16 May '13, 07:50) ru bis

Yeah I agree with you. It's life that's painful (because of our ignorance) but death only brings peace. I'd say desire is the main cause of pains in life. When we choose happiness, life choose sadness for us. It's duality. Enlightened one never makes choices but accepts everything. But I guess life would be all chaos that way.

(16 May '13, 07:52) Pankaj Pal

@Pankaj Pal we experience pain whenever we become attached to something, 'go-with-the-flow' non attachment

(16 May '13, 07:55) ru bis

You can become attached to something, but you must be ready to let it go when the time is right. You also need to take the time to be sure what you're allowing yourself get attached to is appropriate and desiring of the degree of attachment you offer.

I find it's best for me to try and allow myself to become attached to things, just limit how strongly the attachment grows and how easily the attachment is given.

Attachment isn't the problem, being attached to something more than yourself is.

(16 May '13, 08:24) Snow

@snow I will give you something that as not touch your mind yet if someone is always happy, at the smallest problem or obstacle they want to end it all. The one that as up and down can deal with it. and the one that as only down want to go toward something better or to end it.Yet for someone awaken to the truth that as been born of water(Samadhi) and spirit and went out of the body and went above to the kingdom.

(16 May '13, 17:18) white tiger

it is a place of life eternal for the spirit not a place of death. So how can someone seeing only the physical understand this? for someone physical only or you could say carnal death is the end of everything. You see where the end is also is the beginning. it is like that on many level. look at your self when you end doing something you experience and do something else. am I telling you the truth? when you sleep and dream is it the physical body that is doing it? in day time you-

(16 May '13, 17:24) white tiger

receive information from the body but when you sleep the body is off yet you still dream and experience different things. is it the body or you that is experiencing the dream? There again something end( off) and something new begin. Does the one that can move and experience both place(enlighten) shorten is life, he as life eternal. the one that does not know he as life eternal or if he as life eternal. see death as the end of all experience. When actually physical death is the death of the body.

(16 May '13, 17:27) white tiger
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