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Yoga Sutra 3.03

A little look at the third Yoga Sutra

tad-eva-artha-mātra-nirbhāsaṁ svarūpa-śūnyam-iva samādhiḥ

This is complete absorption: the object alone shines in your mind as if the mind is emptied of its identity

Surrender and absorption of the object goes so far that personal identify it lost in that moment.

Here, Patanjali describes the mind getting “carried away” by its object of meditation; resting in a “void” of thought and mental patterns which illuminates the internal experience. Then, the sutra says, “the object alone shines”. This is complete absorption.

Damian Cadman-Jones is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga™

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