Is my understanding of the first three stages of Samadhi development in the following sutta correct? My comments are in blue.
"When, monk, this meditative composure is developed in this way and made much of, you should develop this meditative composure with vitaka and vicara [constantly apply the mind to the breath and try to maintain the mind on the breath], you should develop it without vitaka but with mere vicara [no effort is needed to apply the mind to the breath anymore, with effortless watch of the breath, but still as an outsider without unification with the breath], you should develop it without vitaka and vicara [mind is unified with the breath, and is not an outsider anymore], you should develop it with piti, you should develop it without piti, you should develop it with sukha, you should develop it with equanimity."
Is it possible that piti and sukha are initially not present when first developing the stage without vitaka and vicara?
Many thanks and metta to all,