Happiness is to trust in the present. It is not possible to give evidence of having become happy after reaching the destination of the sadhana path of devotion-renunciation. Samadhi is the destination of sadhana path. It is impossible to say whether one is happy or sorrowful in that state. It is not possible for one to testify that state, that’s why they say it is beyond happiness and sorrow. If you attain samadhi yourself, you will also find the same. That state is bereft of all thoughts. I have seen that state myself. Samadhi is a possible event. It is not a definite event. It is not possible to say who will achieve samadhi and when. It is not possible to say how one can achieve samadhi, since there are many methods for that – sadhana vidhi, agantuk vidhi, yog vidhi, dhyan vidhi, tapa vidhi, japa vidhi.
- Excerpt from English Translation of Jeevan Vidya - Ek Parichaya