III.3 When the object of meditation engulfs the meditator, appearing as the subject, self-awareness is lost. This is samadhi.
The union of subject and object is samadhi.
“Consciousness is devoid of ‘I’ and merges into the core of being in a profound state of serenity, spiritual absorption.” – Iyengar.
Immersion and dissolution as an artist is with color, shade and brush, a musician engrossed in music – but a continuous and effortless state.
“For the yogi, whose art is formless and whose goal has no physical expression like a painting, a book or a symphony, the fragrance of samadhi penetrates every aspect of ‘normal’ behavior, activities and state of being.” – Iyengar.
Next week, right?