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.”
Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter 3 verses 1-3