Gurudevi describes the fourth state, Turiya, which is a deeper dimension within, beyond the three states of waking, dreaming and deep sleep. Turiya is a deeper inner experience than you usually look at. It is a profound experience of the vastness of your own divinity, your Self. She explains that you have the capacity to become grounded in this state.
Samadhi is a profound meditative absorption into ever deepening levels of your own divinity. When the internal process matures within you, you develop subtle perceptions, called, Siddhis. Gurudevi explains the value of Siddhis and discusses why you should not use them for external benefit. She explains how Samadhi and Siddhis are linked together and she describes the levels of Samadhi.
You think that peace and quiet depend on what is happening externally. Yoga highly values peace and quiet, but it’s internal peace. Gurudevi describes Maha Shaktipat Diksha as the initiation that unlocks the doorway inside and gives you access to your inherent divinity, Self. When you know your own Self, you enjoy inner peace and quietude. And no matter what happens externally, it cannot disturb this peace.
Samadhi is the culmination of Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga. It is a deep inner absorption into Consciousness-itself, which is your own Self. Gurudevi and Rukmini (Samvidaananda) discuss samadhi and the value of understanding Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga in our Shaktipat tradition. Swami Muktananda, described the highest and most exalted attainment, sahaja samadhi, which is beyond the ultimate state described by Patanjali.