Volume II  Page 174  §  The Types of Meditation: VIII

DISCOURSES by Meher Baba

to souls who descend from the seventh plane. It belongs to the Sadgurus and the Avatars. The poise and harmony of this state remain undisturbed even while giving energetic response to the changing circumstances of life. State of Sadgurus and Avatars He who has this state sees God everywhere and in everything, and he sees nothing but God. His God-state is, therefore, in no way toned down while dealing with the things of this world. While drawing the bow or using the sword in the battlefield, while flying in an aeroplane or talking to people, or while engaged in other activities which require the closest attention, he is continuously in the conscious enjoyment of the immutable Truth.
        The state of Nirvana and the Nirvikalpa state are similar to the state of Mukti or Moksha, representing the merging of the individual soul in God and yielding the eternal bliss and infinite knowledge of super-consciousness. Moksha, Nirvana and Nirvikalpa state But Mukti or Moksha is experienced after the soul has dropped its body, while the states of Nirvana and Nirvikalpa can both be experienced before giving up the bodies. However, though the states of Nirvana and Nirvikalpa are similar as to retaining bodies, and though they are also fundamentally the same in essence, there is a slight difference between the two.
        When the soul comes out of the ego-shell and enters into the infinite life of God, its limited individuality is replaced by unlimited individuality. Difference between Nirvana and the Nirvikalpa state The soul knows that it is God-conscious and thus preserves its individuality. The important point is that individuality is not entirely extinguished, but it is retained in the spiritualised form.