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ਜਬ ਨਿਰਗੁਨ ਪ੍ਰਭ ਸਹਜ ਸੁਭਾਇ ॥ जब निरगुन प्रभ सहज सुभाइ ॥ Jab nirgun parabẖ sahj subẖā▫e.

When God was without attributes, in absolute poise,

ਤਬ ਸਿਵ ਸਕਤਿ ਕਹਹੁ ਕਿਤੁ ਠਾਇ ॥ तब सिव सकति कहहु कितु ठाइ ॥

Ŧab siv sakaṯ kahhu kiṯ ṯẖā▫e. then where was mind and where was matter - where was Shiva and Shakti?

Could above agam gurbani be indication of mahasamadhi?

Above ultimate state is also known as Sehaj Nirvakalap Samadhi where mind is dead, resolved in Parbhraman, identity lost..gone gone gone gone totally beyond

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The word samadhi is frequently used by Patanjali’s system of yoga for the highest state of tranquility. But according to the Himalayan custom the various methods which are used for consciously casting off the body are also called samadhi. Among themselves yogis and sages usually use this word in the sense of “He has taken maha-samadhi,” meaning “He has cast off his body.”

This way of casting off the body is one of the ways which many ancients accepted willingly, but there are various other ways of doing this. One is called jal-samadhi, and is done inside the deep waters of the rivers of the Himalayas by retaining the breath. Sthal-samadhi is done by sitting in an accomplished posture and consciously opening the fontanelle. The techniques of dying which are used by yogis are very methodical, painless, and conscious. This is unusual in the Western world, but not in the Himalayas. It is not like committing suicide, but is an exact process or way of leaving that body which is no longer an instrument for enlightenment. Such a body is considered to be a burden—an obstacle which might obstruct the journey of the dying man when he goes through his vast unconscious reservoir of memories. Only those who are not competent in higher techniques and not self-reliant on their yoga willpower and control accept the normal methods of dying, which are definitely inferior to the yoga methods.

There is another very rare way of casting off the body. By meditating on the solar plexus the actual internal flame of fire burns the body in a fraction of a second, and everything is reduced to ashes. This knowledge was imparted by Yama, the king of death, to his beloved disciple Nachiketa in the Kathopanishad. All over the world instances of spontaneous combustion are often heard about, and people wonder about such occurrences. But the ancient scriptures, such as Mahakala Nidhi, explain this method


Birth and death are two events in life which are considered to be very minor according to the yogis and sages of the Himalayas. Modern men tried their best to discover the mystery of birth; they did so, and can now prepare for that pleasurable event. But for lack of a real philosophy behind life they do not understand or know the techniques of dying, and thus cannot prepare themselves. For a yogi, death is a habit of the body and a change like other changes that occur in the process of growth.

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No that is samadhi

Mahasamadhi doesn't exist in Sikhism because you bhaghat beni says you have to be alive to attain moksha and it is not attained after death

I think in Sikh traditions we call maha samadhi bedah mukhti.

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