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Samadhi
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'The primary text on yoga is called the Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali. This text includes 195 short aphorisms, called sutras.   'The second sutra of the Yoga Sutras defines yoga. In Sanskrit, it reads like this: yogash chitta-vritti-nirodhah. In English, “Yoga is the complete settling of the activity of the mind.” (Yoga is the complete settling (nirodha) of the activity (vritti) of the mind (chitta).) This is considered to be the classical definition of yoga. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra defines the depth of this experience as samadhi. Samadhi is a state of mind where there are no thoughts and there is no object of meditation, where the mind is fully expanded and in a state of “pure unbounded awareness.”'   --Thomas Egeness, PhD, 'The yoga sutra and deep meditation', TM®Blog, 08/29/2010. http://www.tm.org/blog/meditation/the-yoga-sutra-and-deep-meditation/
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http://www.tm.org/blog/meditation/the-yoga-sutra-and-deep-meditation/
Broader Term
Samyama
Yoga Sutras of Maharishi Patanjali
Related Term
Dharana
Dhyana
 
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