LIBERATING INTUITIVE INSIGHTS MAY OCCUR IN SEVEN STAGES

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AT THE FIRST STAGE, WE DISCERN THE RESTRICTIVE CONDITIONS THAT MUST BE REMOVED AND ARE INCLINED TO COMMIT TO CONCENTRATED,CONSTRUCTIVE SPIRITUAL PRACTICE.

AT THE SECOND STAGE, RESTRICTIONS WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CAUSE SUFFERING OR MISFORTUNE ARE WEAKENED TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER INFLUENTIAL.

AT THE THIRD STAGE, SUPERCONSCIOUS STATES WHICH ENABLE US TO EXAMINE THE FINE CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR CONSCIOUSNESS ARE FREQUENTLY EXPERIENCED.

AT THE FOURTH STAGE, WHEN MEDITATING WE CAN COMPREHEND OUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE MIND AND TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PHENOMENA, AND EXPERIENCE EPISODES OF SELF-REALIZATION.

AT THE FIFTH STAGE, MENTAL IMPRESSIONS NO LONGER MODIFY OR CAUSE CHANGES IN AWARENESS. SELF-REALIZATION IS CONSTANT AND EPISODES OF COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS MAY BE EXPERIENCED.

THE SIXTH STAGE IS GOD-REALIZATION. COSMIC FORCES REGULATED BY THE THREE CONSTITUENT ATTRIBUTED OF NATURE NO LONGER CAUSE CHANGES IN OUR AWARENESS.

THE SEVENTH STAGE IS COMPLETE LIBERATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

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CONCENTRATION is-An undisturbed flow of attention

MEDITATION is- An undisturbed flow of attention to an object or ideal to be identified with or realized. Intentional detachment of attention and aeareness from external conditions, the senses, emotions, and mental states that enable one to realize the pure-conscious essence of being and the reality of God.

SAMADHI is" To bring together completely" Preliminary samadhi is supported by objects of perception.Higher, pure samadhi is devoid of perceived objects.

These teachings are authentic and transformative when they are transmitted through a lineage of enlightened gurus.

To think that you can just read a book about a past master and then just be there "Enlightened" with out concentrated right effort as taught to you personally from a living Guru is just wishful thinking.
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