(Mind61)- Is Samadhi a self-induced slumber?

Let us THINK : By Dr.King  (Author of books on Yoga,Spirituality,Gardening...) show

Summary: [Quick links] [Pause] In the previous episode we tried to answer two important questions about the ultimate stage of meditation, namely the Samadhi. Firstly, we argued that Samadhi may not always be a result of some form of mental conditioning.  We also reasoned that the blissful experience that one goes through in the initial phases of Samadhi may not be originated in the brain, though our brain experiences it and we get aware of that. Moving on, one important question about Samadhi is whether it is some form of deep sleep or unconscious state that we enter into as a result of meditation.