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nirvicārasamāpatti (‘samādhi [on subtle objects] without discrimination’)
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The words samāpatti and samādhi mean the same thing: attaining (mentally) the object of concentration, or perfect concentration on the object of concentration.
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While dealing with samāpatti, the Yogasutras (1.42-44), has mentioned four types of them: savitarka and nirvitarka; savicāra and nirvicāra.
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Out of the aṣtāṅgas or eight steps described by the Yogasutras, the last three—dhāraṇā, dhyāna and samādhi—are clubbed together and given the technical name ‘sarhyama’ (vide 3.4).
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When samyama is practised on the subtle elements of the object comprising it and only the subtle object of concentration shines before the mind’s eye, all other processes being completely transcended, it is called ‘nirvicāra samāpatti’.
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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== OLD CONTENT ==
 
nirvicārasamāpatti (‘samādhi [on subtle objects] without discrimination’)
 
nirvicārasamāpatti (‘samādhi [on subtle objects] without discrimination’)
 
The words samāpatti and samādhi mean the same thing: attaining (mentally) the object of concentration, or perfect concentration on the object of concentra¬tion.
 
The words samāpatti and samādhi mean the same thing: attaining (mentally) the object of concentration, or perfect concentration on the object of concentra¬tion.

Revision as of 09:19, 12 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Nirvicarasamapatti, NirvicArasamApatti, Nirvicaarasamaapatti


nirvicārasamāpatti (‘samādhi [on subtle objects] without discrimination’)

The words samāpatti and samādhi mean the same thing: attaining (mentally) the object of concentration, or perfect concentration on the object of concentration.

While dealing with samāpatti, the Yogasutras (1.42-44), has mentioned four types of them: savitarka and nirvitarka; savicāra and nirvicāra.

Out of the aṣtāṅgas or eight steps described by the Yogasutras, the last three—dhāraṇā, dhyāna and samādhi—are clubbed together and given the technical name ‘sarhyama’ (vide 3.4).

When samyama is practised on the subtle elements of the object comprising it and only the subtle object of concentration shines before the mind’s eye, all other processes being completely transcended, it is called ‘nirvicāra samāpatti’.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

nirvicārasamāpatti (‘samādhi [on subtle objects] without discrimination’) The words samāpatti and samādhi mean the same thing: attaining (mentally) the object of concentration, or perfect concentration on the object of concentra¬tion. While dealing with samāpatti, the Yogasutras (1.42-44), has mentioned four types of them: savitarka and nirvitarka; savicāra and nirvicāra. Out of the aṣtāṅgas or eight steps described by the Yogasutras, the last three—dhāraṇā, dhyāna and samādhi—are clubbed together and given the technical name ‘sarhyama’ (vide 3.4). When samyama is practised on the subtle elements of the object comprising it and only the subtle object of concentra¬tion shines before the mind’s eye, all other processes being completely transcended, it is called ‘nirvicāra samāpatti’.