“[Meditative] absorption.” In the Tantric tradition, laya can be translated in two ways. It means:

  1. The absorption of the ego and the individual mind in Pure Consciousness.
  2. The absorption of the individual energy in its original cosmic source.

Essentially, both phenomena refer to the same dissolution of individuality in the ocean of Universal Existence and Energy. It can also be seen as a merging, an absorption of breath, mind, subtle sounds, etc., in the Heart.