लय, laya

"dissolution, return to the state of non-duality"

The state when the individual consciousness of the yogi (Atman) unites with the transcendental being (Brahman). The state of the completion of the existence of the universe at the end of the kalpa (time cycle), in the Vedas and Upanishads is described as pralaya – a great dissolution, a return to the primordial state of not-manifested.

In various sources – the Upanishads, Tirumantiram, Gheranda-samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika – it is said that for the first time, 250,000 teachings of Laya-yoga were told by Adinath through the revelations of siddhas to Matsyendranath and Gorakhnath.