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  1. Standard member Dasa
    28 Aug '11 18:11
    yatroparamate cittam
    niruddham yoga-sevaya
    yatra caivatmanatmanam
    pasyann atmani tusyati

    sukham atyantikam yat tad
    buddhi-grahyam atindriyam
    vetti yatra na caivayam
    sthitas calati tattvatah

    yam labdhva caparam labham
    manyate nadhikam tatah
    yasmin sthito na duhkhena
    gurunapi vicalyate

    tam vidyad duhkha-samyoga-
    viyogam yoga-samjnitam

    yatra--in that state of affairs; uparamate--when one feels transcendental happiness; cittam--mental activities; niruddham--restrained from matter; yoga-sevaya--by performance of yoga; yatra--in that; ca--also; eva--certainly; atmana--by the pure mind; atmanam--the self; pasyan--realizing the position; atmani--in the self; tusyati--becomes satisfied; sukham--happiness; atyantikam--supreme; yat--in which; tat--that; buddhi--intelligence; grahyam--accessible; atindriyam--transcendental; vetti--knows; yatra--wherein; na--never; ca--also; eva--certainly; ayam--in this; sthitah--situated; calati--moves; tattvatah--from the truth; yam--that which; labdhva--by attainment; ca--also; aparam--any other; labham--gain; manyate--does not mind; na--never; adhikam--more than that; tatah--from that; yasmin--in which; sthitah--being situated; na--never; duhkhena--by miseries; guruna api--even though very difficult; vicalyate--becomes shaken; tam--that; vidyat--you must know; duhkha-samyoga--miseries of material contact; viyogam--extermination; yoga-samjnitam--trance in yoga.

    The stage of perfection is called trance, or samadhi, when one's mind is completely restrained from material mental activities by practice of yoga. This is characterized by one's ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice in the self. In that joyous state, one is situated in boundless transcendental happiness and enjoys himself through transcendental senses. Established thus, one never departs from the truth and upon gaining this he thinks there is no greater gain. Being situated in such a position, one is never shaken, even in the midst of greatest difficulty. This indeed is actual freedom from all miseries arising from material contact.

    Note: This is not the highest stage of spirituality/religion but is intermediate stage.
    The highest stage is the eternal personal relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead in friendship and love through Bhakti Yoga (the highest form of Yoga)