Q&A: Samadhi

Do you teach your disciples any specific technique for attaining samadhi?

No. Samadhi is a very high state of consciousness. If the beginner comes to kindergarten and asks the teacher how he can study for his Master's degree, the teacher will simply laugh. He will say, "How can I tell you?" Before we are ready to try to attain samadhi, we have to go through many, many, many inner spiritual experiences. Then there comes a time when the Master sees that the student is ready to enter into savikalpa samadhi. Nirvikalpa samadhi is out of the question for seekers right now. One has to be a most advanced seeker before he can even think of attaining savikalpa samadhi. Nirvikalpa samadhi one gets only in the highest stage of aspiration. Unfortunately, I do not have anyone among my disciples now whom I can help to enter into that state. I am very proud of my disciples. Some are very sincere and devoted, and are making very fast progress; but the time has yet to come for them to think of entering into samadhi. For all seekers I wish to say that the spiritual ladder has quite a few rungs. We have to climb up one step at a time. Samadhi, for my disciples and for the vast majority of spiritual seekers on earth, is a far cry right now.