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The Process of Samprajnata to Asamprajnata Samadhi #88


It could be said that the four kinds of samadhis (along with their nirvitarka and nirvichara subdivisions) are like postures for the mind, like asanas for intelligence. The purpose for engaging in physical postures and breathing exercises all along the early trajectory of yogic practice was only to help prepare the way for these higher positions of Awareness. It has been stated by certain luminaries that spiritual life does not really even begin until the seeded samadhis are gained by way of direct experience; everything previous to this highest attainment only signified various types of purification. If this is true, then seeded samadhis can be viewed as similar preparation and purification for Ultimate Samadhi — of which there is only one, of unseeded nature

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