Yoga sutras of Patanjali 1.42


The samadhi in which name, form and knoweldge of them is mixed is called savitarka samadhi, or samadhi with deliberation

One type of such an engrossment (samapattih) is one in which there is a mixture of three things, a word or name going with the object, the meaning or identity of that object, and the knowledge associated with that object; this engrossment is known as savitarka samapattih (associated with gross objects).

In sutra 1.17, Patanjali said there are 4 kinds of concrete concentration (reasoning, reflecting, rejoicing and pure I-am-ness). In samadhi with deliberation, one can understand the sound, the meaning and the resulting knowledge of an object.




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