Bhavas and Samadhis
The dominantly emotional seekers enter into deep spiritual moods and
become conscious of the presence and the glory of their divine Beloved, the Lord of their
hearts and minds. They rejoice in an unfolding series of relationships with God.
Awe unfolds into loving service. Loving service unfolds into deep friendship.
Friendship moves forward into greater intimacy. The devotee one day recognizes himself or
herself to be a son or daughter of the Lord, who is the spiritual source of everything.
These moods of love bhavas go
on and on and are infinitely satisfying and intriguing.
The devotees who have dominantly intellectual and will-centered natures experience amazing
and transforming samadhis, spiritually exalted states in which they realize their true
nature and behold the presence and spirit of God.
As distinct from the devotional devotees in bhavas, these seekers are mainly inclined to
live in ecstasy and wisdom rather than a mood of love and spiritual relatedness to God.
These seekers experience the expansion of their soul, discover profound union with spirit,
and realize freedom from all their past habits and tendencies.
As a result of many...