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The experiences unfolding from the practise of Yoga may or may not significantly impact on the person's outlook and worldview. Even after deep Yogic experiences, there is still pending the all important process of reifying experience into one's conceptualizations of self and world. If a person falls into metaphysical conundrums while trying to make sense of it all, then the process of self-discovery becomes stalled; a confusion, a fanatical outlook or even a psychosis may result. Even from a small clue, a keen mind can arrive at authentic knowledge, while even "mind-blowing" inner experiences are wasted on the person who is merely collecting experiences. Thus it would be useful to remember that the role of Samadhi is supportive to, but not identical with the rise of liberating knowledge.  •  Pankaj Seth