Deep meditation. State of profound mental absorption.
“Sameness; evenness, contemplation; union, wholeness; completion, accomplishment.”
Samadhi is the state of true yoga, in which the meditator and the object of meditation are one. Samadhi is of two levels.
- The first is savikalpasamadhi (enstasy with form), identification or oneness with the essence of an object. Its highest form is the realization of the primalsubstratum or pure consciousness, Satchidananda.
- The second is nirvikalpa samadhi (“ecstasy without form or seed”), identification with formless bliss, in which all modes of consciousness are transcended. This brings in its aftermath a complete transformation of consciousness.