Ksina Vrtter Abhijatasyeva Maner Grahitr Grahana Grahyesu Tatstha Tadanjanata Samapattih
Ksina: totally weakened, waned or dwindled | Vrtteh (vrtter): modifications | Abhijatasya: of natural pureness, of flawless | Iva: like, as if | Maneh (maner): Crystal | Grahitr: knower | Grahana: knowledge | Grahyesu: in knowledge (and) | Tad: by that | Stha: similar, being on or in | Tad: on that | Anjanata: assuming the color of any near object | Samapattih: samadhi, balaced state, coincidence
As we discussed last week, when you are in a heightened state of concentration, everything else falls away. Practicing this skill of going deeper into a state of consciousness that focuses all of your attention and energy onto one point so that everything else falls away is a practice that eventually transitions you into the higher state of mind called meditation.
Meditation is a clearing of the mind that is distinguished by “totally weakened modifications.” It is when the mind “becomes clear and balanced and attains…[a] state devoid of differentiation between knower, knowable and knowledge.” And the “culmination of meditation is samadhi” (The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali).