Yoga Sutra 3.3

3 Apr

Sutra 3.3: tad eva artha matra nirbhasam svarupa shunyam iva samadhi

  • tad = that        eva= the same             artha= object, place, point
  • matra = only, alone
  • nirbhasam = appears
  • svarupa = own form
  • shunyam = devoid of, empty              iva = as if
  • samadhi = highest state of meditation

Translated loosely into English;

If in that meditative state, only the object is present, without any modification of mind, that is samadhi.

When the meditator, the observer, is absorbed by the object alone, devoid of any other thought or distortions, it is called Samadhi.


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