• Susan Pattis

What Is Samadhi? (Part VIII)

Indeed, energy, nature, force, universe, higher realm, and supernatural forces exist. They might not manifest in the ways we understand, but they exist for sure. People have different terms for it; Brahman, Yahweh, Buddha, Allah, or God, others refer to it as their higher power, the higher Self, Samadhi, or infinite consciousness. No matter what humans call it, it is the same thing. The Source Is All That Exists. The Source is both the dreamer of all existence and the dream. The Source is inexpressible and undefinable. The Source is both nothing and it is everything, or it is nowhere and yet is everywhere. In the ultimate awareness of truth, the Source is all that exists; there is nothing else!

We can say the true Samadhi is pure consciousness or the mind of the Source. In the context of the Samadhi discussion, consciousness is ultimately defined as the mystic aspect of the Source, which is vital to both awareness and non-awareness. In its purest state, consciousness is non-dual and non-subjective. However, through the infinite phases of understanding, consciousness allows the Source the ability to be both non-aware and be the subjective observer of boundless illusion.

There are no dimensions to time or space or any physical, ethereal, or spiritual reality! Everything in the perceivable and non-perceivable universe is simply an infinite collection of thoughts and experiences abiding within the mind-of-Source as illusory reality. What creates these imaginary realities are the boundless states of awareness that the Source itself stays within while witnessing through thought-forms veiled from their true nature. Through this process, the Source gets to experience itself as separate, limited, and individualized, and thus, all objective and subjective worlds are perceived.

Any subject matter at its highest level illustrates how apparent awareness is distinctly different from genuine knowingness. Infinite things can be valid on the basic level because the ultimate truths cannot be spoken or described. Reality refers typically to items that seem to exist. Apparent facts have nothing to do with how things exist because they exist within your mind and your experience.

The actual reality refers to how the whole universe exists according to humanly recognized proven scientific facts. The actual reality also consists of spiritual intention or experiences. Actual reality changes as human knowledge about the universe constantly expands. Therefore, the fundamental truth cannot represent the actual reality from the ultimate view. Theoretical existence refers to the perspectives of quantum physics, quantum leap, the multiverse, life after death, astrophysics, and metaphysics. Instead, people consider these theories to be science fiction until they are proven by scientists and become what is understood to be the new actual reality. Future views are beyond our current capacity of understanding or describing. Like actual reality, the theoretical reality cannot present how things exist from the ultimate perspective due to its ever-changing nature. Spiritual seekers need to explore deeper into the actual existence for finding the truth because the apparent, authentic, and theoretical reality cannot represent how the universe ultimately exists.

It is the ultimate reality that everything in the universe, perceivable and non-perceivable, lives within the Source without separation or physical form. Every existence is simply an infinite collection of thought and experience abiding within the mind of the Source! Knowledge is all information held within both collective consciousness and individual awareness. The way things exist is contained within the human mind in an infinite socially accepted form, shape, or style even if one has never experienced them personally. Humans are usually limited to societal teachings or knowledge derived from direct experiences. Ultimate knowledge focuses on ageless truths.

Social knowledge applies to experiences, information, and facts currently accepted by our society. It usually belongs to the academic, social, and economic aspects of human existence with the influence of ignorance and arrogance. Spirituality relates to the heart and soul. Spiritual knowledge differs slightly from intellectual knowledge, as it is not based on so-called scientific facts. Spiritual knowledge refers to the ethereal realm of personal faith, belief, intuition, and multi-dimensional experience; however, this too is still bound by dogma, separation, and mortality.

To Be Continued.