Two Kinds Of Samadhi
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) said …
“The breathless state is the enlightened state.
“Breathlessness is joyousness — breathless with joy.
“Machines are now being made to produce this state.
“The decompression chamber brings the pressure down to sea level, which is enlightenment.”
Adano and George Wellington Adams owned two of these machines, but they were never put to practical use.
The traditional Hatha Yoga method of achieving enlightenment is way more labor-intensive.
N.C. Paul (A Treatise on the Yoga Philosophy, 1851) wrote …
“Samadhi is the last stage of self-trance. In this state the yogis, like the bat, the hedgehog, the marmot, the hamster, and the dormouse, acquire the power of supporting the abstraction of atmospheric air, and the privation of food and drink. Of samadhi or human hybernation there have been three cases within the last 25 years. The first case occurred in Calcutta, the second in Jesselmere and the third in the Punjab. I was an eye-witness of the first case.
“Of samadhi there are two varieties, termed Samprajna and Asamprajna. Colonel Townsend, who could stop the motion of his heart and arteries at pleasure, and could die or expire when he pleased, and again revive, was a case of Samprajna samadhi.
“The Jesselmere, the Punjabi, and the Calcutta yogis, who assumed a death-like condition by swallowing the tongue, and who could not revive of themselves at pleasure, were cases of Asamprajna samadhi, as they were all resuscitated by others who drew the buried tongue out of the fauces and restored it to its normal place.”