Yoga sutras of Patanjali 1.43

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When the memory is well purified, the knowledge of the object of concentration shines alone, devoid of the distinction of name and quality. This is nirvitarka samadhi, or samadhi without deliberation.

When the memory or storehouse of modifications of mind is purified, then the mind appears to be devoid of its own nature and only the object on which it is contemplating appears to shine forward; this type of engrossment is known as nirvitarka samapattih.

Once the mind is devoid of qualities (such as attachment to the senses or physical objects), there is only the knowledge of the object being meditated upon,its essence, as well as knowledge of the Knower.

 

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