Meditation ~ Sunday 8/7/22
he meditation for Sunday 8/7 was inspired by the Yoga Sutras 1.34 – 1.39. Every first Thursday of the month, from 7:35pm – 9pm, a talk on the Yoga Sutras is held at the Sama Studio in Arabi. They have a group discussion along with food and tea. A few of us went, after the Thursday meditation in City Park of course, lol, held every Thursday at 6pm.
As shared at the Sama meeting, this section of the Sutras focuses on steps to have a Serene Mind, leading to a Stable Mind, leading to a Mind that can Concentrate, leading to prolonged Concentration, leading to Samadhi. Samadhi is interpreted in several ways in different traditions. Here are a few translations: a state of pure consciousness, a state of meditative consciousness, a state of union with the Divine, a state of pure concentration or single-pointedness of the mind.