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samapatti (‘attaining identity [with the object of concentration]’)
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This is a technical term used by Patañjali (200 B. C.) in his Yogasūtras (1.41). Literally, it means attaining identity (āpatti) totally (sam) with the object of concentration. It refers to the state that the mind attains.
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When the citta or the mind loses its vṛttis or modifications raised by tamas and rajas through yogic disciplines, and becomes absolutely pure like a colourless crystal, becomes one with the object of concentration, it is said to have attained samāpatti. This is like the pure crystal totally reflecting a red hibiscus flower kept near it, as if losing its own identity in the process.
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This is practically the same as samādhi.
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==References==
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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Revision as of 05:12, 15 November 2014

By Swami Harshananda

samapatti (‘attaining identity [with the object of concentration]’)

This is a technical term used by Patañjali (200 B. C.) in his Yogasūtras (1.41). Literally, it means attaining identity (āpatti) totally (sam) with the object of concentration. It refers to the state that the mind attains.

When the citta or the mind loses its vṛttis or modifications raised by tamas and rajas through yogic disciplines, and becomes absolutely pure like a colourless crystal, becomes one with the object of concentration, it is said to have attained samāpatti. This is like the pure crystal totally reflecting a red hibiscus flower kept near it, as if losing its own identity in the process.

This is practically the same as samādhi.


References

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

OLD CONTENT

By Swami Harshananda

samapatti (‘attaining identity [with the object of concentration]’)

This is a technical term used by Patañjali (200 B. C.) in his Yogasutras (1.41). Literally, it means attaining identity (āpatti) totally (sam) with the object of concentration. It refers to the state that the mind attains.

When the citta or the mind loses its vṛttis or modifications raised by tamas and rajas through yogic disciplines, and becomes absolutely pure like a colourless crystal, becomes one with the object of concentration, it is said to have attained samāpatti. This is like the pure crystal totally reflecting a red hibiscus flower kept near it, as if losing its own identity in the process.

This is practically the same as samādhi.


References

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

OLD CONTENT

samapatti (‘attaining identity [with the object of concentration]’) This is a technical term used by Patañjali (200 B. C.) in his Yogasutras (1.41). Literally, it means attaining iden¬tity (āpatti) totally (sam) with the object of concentration. It refers to the state that the mind attains. When the citta or the mind loses its vṛttis or modifications raised by tamas and rajas through yogic disciplines, and becomes absolutely pure like a colourless crystal, becomes one with the object of concentration, it is said to have attained samāpatti. This is like the pure crystal totally reflecting a red hibiscus flower kept near it, as if losing its own identity in the process. This is practically the same as samādhi.