Yoga poses and names on Right knowledge is the ninth step on the tenfold version of the eightfold path (astanga marga), on the basis of which the Buddha claims that he sees the world as it really is (yathabhutam). Interestingly, when commenting on the experiential, nonconceptual involvement that characterizes many trance experiences, Gilligan mentions that entranced individuals are more able to directly experience things as they are than is possible outside of trance.25 We can, I think, take this to mean that the nature of the experience leads the person to think of it as one of things as they are, rather than as a claim to completely veridical and certain knowledge, even though this is how it might seem to the person having the experience. The yogic equivalent of Buddhist right knowledge is the truth-bearing insight (rtambhara prajna) that arises in the nirvicara samapatti described in Patanjali s Yoga SUtra. The dharma-megha samadhi mentioned in book 4 of the same text might also be regarded as referring to the same kind of experience. These visions of the truth, like their Buddhist counterparts, follow on from the attainment of samadhi, an essentially contentless state of attentional absorption. What is more, among the effects of such experiences we find the eradication of conditioned patterns of perception and behaviour. Yoga poses and names 2016.
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