Everyone has a different concept of samadhi. They will say
- Deep meditation
- Merge in God
- Seeing God / talking with God
- Some will display their information by using terms like savikalpa samadhi, savitarka samadhi, suvichar samadhi, Sananda Samadhi, sasmita samadhi, asampragnata samadhi, nirvikalpa samadhi, dharma Megha samadhi, Sahaj samadhi etc
Fine ! I am impressed ! Big time impressed ! These words can be found on the internet, some may quote patanjali to prove their authenticity – but it is just a word with a definition
Yet there is no real description. A definition is not a sign of experience
There was a person I met and when asked about samadhi , or different types , he could describe it in a lot more detail. That’s how you know authenticity! It is difficult to talk more about it without revealing secrets
However, a person with true experience can give more details. A lot more details. Such as which Prana is active, where did it ascend, what manifestation of Aum is, what aspect of the mind is active, etc Patanjali gave a description and terminology based on a detailed experience. If you look at Vibhuti paad, he describes 5 sub steps on the way , at many different levels.
Anyway this is my understanding. I could be very wrong. However thankfully we have Google and you can Google it !! And there are multiple scholars and Gurus out there
I thankfully remain in my small little cave, not caring to read anyone , including Patanjali So I Am not qualified to talk about these things
I end with a poem!
A tiny cave many shadows it casts
Many lost with shadows so bold
A bold shadow walked in the cave
The shadow gone, only light there