Overview

samādhi

Return to overview »

You are looking at 1-20 of 66 entries

  • Type: Overview Page x
clear all

View:

Abhidharma-kośa-bhāṣya

Abhidharma-kośa-bhāṣya  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
Vasubandhu's auto-commentary to his Abhidharma-kośa in which he criticizes the interpretations of the Vaibhāṣikas and others of the tenets he presented in that work. His critique is made from the ...
abhijñā

abhijñā  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt.; Pāli, abhiññā). Supernormal knowledge or supernatural cognition, normally acquired through the development of the power of samādhi or meditative trance. Up to six forms are recognized: ...
acinteyyāni

acinteyyāni  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Pāli). Term denoting matters which are incomprehensible or unfathomable. These are commonly divided into four ‘spheres’ (visaya) concerning matters relating to the nature of (1) the Buddha; (2) the ...
adhicitta

adhicitta  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Pāli, higher mental training). The meditative training undertaken by those following the Eightfold Path. It relates particularly to the second of the three divisions of the Path, namely meditation ...
adhiṣṠhāna

adhiṣṠhāna  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt.). A transformative power, especially associated with Buddhas.which is used miraculously to transmute or manifest phenomena. The Pāli adhiṭṭhāna is the power of will which enables one to control ...
anāhata Nād

anāhata Nād  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Music
Sound produced without conscious effort that is self-generated sound of the cosmic realm, not audible to the human ear. Anāhata is one of the two major groupings of nād (sound). ...
Ānanda

Ānanda  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
One of the Buddha's chief disciples and his first cousin, his father being a brother of Śuddhodana, the Buddha's father. It appears that he entered the Order (Saṃgha) in the second year of the ...
Asamprajñāta

Asamprajñāta  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt., ‘non-differentiated’, ‘non-discerned’) or nirbīja (Skt., ‘without seed’). A stage of samādhi in rāja yoga following from samprajñāta (‘differentiated’) or sabīja (‘with seed’) samādhi. The ...
āsana

āsana  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt.). A yogic posture which provides a seat for meditational practice. The most common example is the ‘lotus posture’ (padmāsana) in which both feet rest on top of the thigh of the opposite leg.
aṣṭāṇga-yoga

aṣṭāṇga-yoga  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
One of two types of yoga outlined in Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra (2.28–55; 3.1–8), and associated by some with Patañjali himself. The eight limbs are divided between ‘outer’ (bahir-aṅga) and ‘inner’ ...
āveṇika-buddha-dharma

āveṇika-buddha-dharma  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt.). One of the eighteen ‘uncommon qualities of a Buddha’. Several variant lists are found but typically they are: a Buddha does not make mistakes; he does not shout and so on; he is not ...
bala

bala  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt., Pāli).The five powers developed in Buddhism by the strengthening of the five roots (indriya), which lead to enlightenment.
bhāvanā

bhāvanā  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt., cultivation).The general term used in Buddhism for any type of meditational practice involving continuous attention by the mind to any suitable object. The two main kinds of meditation ...
bhūmi

bhūmi  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt.). ‘Level’, a term denoting one of a series of stages of spiritual development. Most schools of Buddhism recognize a hierarchical scheme of stages which are passed through, beginning with ...
bodhyaṇga

bodhyaṇga  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Pāli, bojjhaṇga).A list of seven factors that lead to or constitute bodhi.or awakening. Often referred to as the seven ‘limbs of enlightenment’, the seven items are listed in Pāli sources as: (1) ...
body, speech, mind

body, speech, mind  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
A frequent division, especially in Tibetan Buddhism, of the sentient being into his three functional aspects which tantric practice or sādhana practice aims to transmute into the body, speech, and ...
Brahma-samādhi

Brahma-samādhi  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt.).An absorption state (samādhi) of brahman-consciousness attained through the repetition of a mantra (japa).
caitta

caitta  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Skt.). Term in Buddhist psychology (being a later form of caitasika) denoting derivative mental states or functions of the mind (citta). Lists of these, derived from the sūtras and differing in ...
Cittʾekaggata

Cittʾekaggata  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Pāli, ‘one-pointedness of mind’).The mark of having reached full concentration (samādhi) during Buddhist meditation.
Dainichi

Dainichi  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
Religion
(Jap.; Skt., Mahāvairocana).The cosmic Buddha of Shingon or esoteric Buddhism. All phenomena point to the reality of Dainichi, and at the same time they are all manifestations of that ...

View: