Yoga Sūtra Chapter Three verse 3

तदेवार्थमात्रनिर्भासं स्वरूपशून्यमिवसमाधिः ॥३॥

tat-eva-artha-mātra-nirbhāsaṃ svarūpa-śūnyam-iva samādhiḥ ||3||

As if empty of one’s own character,
the purpose alone shines forth;
that indeed is integration.

tat - that, thiseva - indeed, truly, really; thus; so, just so, exactly soartha - purpose, aim; sense, meaning, notion; thing, objectmātrā - being nothing but, simply or merely; only; measure, quantity, sum, size, durationnirbhāsa - shining forth; appearancesvarūpa - own character; own form or shape; own condition, peculiarity, character, natureśūnya - empty, voidiva - as it were, as ifsamādhi - putting together; communion; combining; integration

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

“In Samādhi there is an understanding.
Something not based on your memories,
something that transcends your memories.
Prajña comes only in Samādhi.”

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

Dhāraṇā is the process of ‘holding onto’ the object.
Dhyānā is the process of ‘linking with’ the object.
Samādhi is the process of ‘integration into’ the object.”