Samadhi: Maya, the Illusion of the Self

Samadhi is an ancient Sanskrit word that points to the transcendent union that is at the root of all spirituality and self-inquiry. Awakened beings throughout history have learned the wisdom of self surrender to that beyond name and form...Samadhi.
Daniel Schmidt
Narrated by Daniel Schmidt
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NeoUnityReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A must watch to help you find the answers you are looking for
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This is a beautifully done piece of videography to explain a very difficult topic in a way that many people can approach.

1. The message is so important for individuals and society as a whole.
2. The animations are beautiful.
3. The score is soothing.
4. The narration is spot on.

Every time in a person's life, we seem to go through cycles of pain and suffering. In these times we often seek answers to fundamental questions such as, "who am I in this vast universe?"

This video helps you find a release from that cycle. We, as beings of energy (or spirits), are simply acting in this play that we call "our lives."

It is a time for an awakening, the realization that we are not here for the purposes of sense gratification or making money.

Hopefully many people will watch this. I will continue to refer people to this video for as long as I have breath.

Thank you, Daniel Schmidt and Tanya Mahar, for this magnum opus!
10 people found this helpful
D. CAMPBELLReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Synopsis of Samadhi
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I found this to be a great visual experience as well as definitive of what Samadhi is and is not. As one reviewer only gave 4 starts because this video was more focused on the problem and not the solution. That is because as this video pointed out the first step is to realize that you are asleep. To focus on the actual awakening I would highly recommend the book "Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon" by Dr. Joe Dispenza. This book so excellently encapsulates Western Science with Eastern Spirituality and Mysticism. For a person serious about Samadhi It is worth looking at the information about this book here on Amazon as well as the book reviews.
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SoraaiReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's a great introduction to this kind of stuff
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It's a great introduction to this kind of stuff, but it's a bit of a downer focusing more on the problems and less on the solutions. Like I said, a good eye opener for those with their eyes closed. Even if you have plenty of knowledge of this stuff, you'll learn some tidbits, so definitely watch!

Also - it bothers me that there's a suggestion that life shouldn't be played out, because it's all an illusion and if you do anything it is of the ego. I think that we should continue to live but focus on meditation and live from the inspirations of that stillness and create from that divine inspiration. I think we can let go of what has been, acknowledge it's existence and create a world based on egolessness (I made that word up). Anyway, I know people are waking up and please realize, the self is illusion, therefore we are all one. We are all from the source of creation - and how beautiful & awe-inspiring is that? I think the future is bright and we will remember we are divine beings, everything on this planet is of our collective creation and we can choose to create from our divine stillness within.

Recommendations for more:

Dolores Cannon - books & YouTube videos, & I think a video on GAIA on Amazon
Pamela Aaralyn - YouTube
Edgar Cayce
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Profound on every level!
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This movie is the truth every human must hear and hopefully absorb into the center of their being. This is by far one of the most thought provoking pieces of information currently available in a method and terms that can be relatable to the masses.
Seeking Truth Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A wonderful self awakening
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Everyone needs to explore the self truth to live, and this movie is a wonderful starting point.
E.M.Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Terrific film
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Other reviewers have covered the film in depth, so I'll simply say it's well worth the watch for anyone seeking increased awareness or expanded consciousness.
JasonReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good job Daniel Schmidt
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All that and a bag of chips... This video was dope! Good job Daniel Schmidt. Fantastic videos and renderings help illuminate the mind to what is. I feel like could have been really cheesy but was the very opposite. Like the way they simplified mystic terminology from the ancient cultures and put it in terms of today's society.
2 people found this helpful
CaliCaliGuyReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
I you know Gita, this is a let down
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If you have already read Gita, this has no new information and actually a let down. Gita has way more info than this. I recommend reading / listening to Gita instead.
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