Yoga sutras of Patanjali 1.44

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In the same way, both savicara (reflective) and nirvicara (super or non-reflective) samadhi, which are practiced upon subtle objects, are explained.

In the same way that these engrossments operate with gross objects in savitarka samapattih, the engrossment with subtle objects also operates, and is known as savichara and nirvichara samapattih.

This is the third of four types of engrossment with an object. All gross thoughts have been set aside, subtle thought patterns become the focus of meditation, streams of other subtle impressions accompanying them.

 

 

 

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