transcendence (dharana, dhyana, and samadhi):
'To combine these three in meditation on one object
~Patanjali, Yoga Sutras 3.4
What is the relationship between the subtlest
particle in your body and the stillness of the
space it whirls through?
The resonance that is the very form of the
particle is not other than the motionless
vacuum in whom it vibrates. The vacuum is
pure consciousness. Experiencing this makes
you lighter than air.
An eddy of emptiness in a stream of silence,
flowing eternally to the place where it always
Your body is subtler than a veil of moonbeams
disappearing at dawn. Knowing that you are
woven out of boundless space is illumination.
This is not metaphysics. It is an infinitesimal
bindhu at the tip of your finger, the gristle in
your cheekbone, a dissolute kiss, the ayin soph
of dust in a ray of sunlight.
The dance is its own purpose. There is nothing
but synchronicity. Unforeseen consequences of
unintended causes simultaneously arising as
the incomprehensible Beauty of chaos.
The word "ananda" in Sanskrit, the word "tova"
in Hebrew, the word "bliss" in English, do not
convey a shadow of the spiritual ecstasy that
matter is made of.
To honor the effervescence of the vacuum at the
end of this exhalation, in the diamond point
where the next inhalation is about to arise, is to
witness the creation of the universe now.
If this is gibberish to you, ignore it. If you
understand what I am struggling to say, light
your face on fire with laughter.