Know Thyself, 8 precepts and contemplations on Samadhi.
I. The only thing one can know absolutely is their own psyche for they are both the subject and object. Union of subject and object is the state of Samadhi- the union of experiencer and experience.
II. This requires ones waking self to unify with their subconscious self, wherein the former is the object or experiencer, the latter being the subject and experience.
III. There are many ways to know something; knowing something through mere perception of the senses is not knowing something through samadhi.
IV. One may know in a state of absoluteness, an external thing by union with it through samadhi, though as senses are fallible, are they merging with the essence of the perception or the essential truth of said thing?
V. Merging completely with the perception or expressed from of a thing is not the same as merging with every perception of expression of the thing outside ones point of reference. Ones union of the rose is not another’s union of the rose, as each relationship is different and what one takes away from samadhi reflects this. For this reason, if a thing be sentient you can not say you know it as it knows itself. For to experience all that it does experience is not to know its own Nous, itself as the monad, that experiencer. Neither when your fire is one, as the unified monad is its own being, where the sum of each is changed by and where it is more than the sum of the union and separated each monad has its own path and identity.
VI. Thus there are different forms of samadhi, differing based on which two states of being come into union.
VII. In that the subconscious is beyond the personal vantage point, and generates all experiences, union with it is the union of microcosm and macrocosm, that no thing is external and thus is this state be known.
VIII. A caution, how can one show for what they are un-aware of, how can one know what they don’t know other than to know it is something, that one has attained communion with every aspect of the subconscious. It is an illusion of attainment to ignore this premise, and wise to observe constantly, as the psyche is constantly stirred.