Samadhi can be divided into several
levels or stages, depending on the tradition, but asamprajnyata
samadhi is typically the last and highest stage. Some believe it is
synonymous with enlightenment, while others believe it leads to
enlightenment. Still others believe it is a state in which the mind
goes blank, freeing the yogi from all thoughts.
In traditions that recognize three
levels of samadhi, those states are laja, savikalpa and asamprajnyata. Laja is a trance-like state of deep joy and peace. Savikalpa is a state in which the mind is still active, where the yogi is attached to the body and worldly distractions, but receives a glimpse of bliss. Asamprajnyata is the final state in which the mind is under control, and no longer imagines or wishes for anything. Only complete awareness remains.
In asamprajnyata, the yogi no longer
sees differences because he/she sees the oneness and perfection of
everything. The yogi's awareness withdraws from the three bodies - physical, astral and causal - until he/she achieves oneness with
the Self or Soul. It is even said that the yogi's heartbeat and
breathing stop. His/her consciousness has then reached the state of
absolute non-duality in which there is no difference between the self and the