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samādhi

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(Sanskrit, concentration)

The higher or transcendent state of consciousness attainable by suitable spiritual disciplines, such as Yoga.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (3 ed.)

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... (Sanskrit, concentration) The higher or transcendent state of consciousness attainable by suitable spiritual disciplines, such as Yoga...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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... (Skt.). 1 A state of deep trance. In Buddhist teachings this is defined as ‘one-pointed’ concentration or composure of mind ( citta-ekāgratā ) and is the result of meditative focus on a single wholesome object. Later Mahāyāna sources mention a vast number of different samādhis by name and their attainment is said to lead to the ability to manifest certain specific miracles through the associated development of higher knowledge ( abhijñā ). 2 The second of the three divisions of the Eightfold Path, comprising the factors of Right Effort...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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...material world. Other Hindu traditions such as Vedānta , Śaivism , Vaiṣṇavism , and Tantrism accept the idea of samādhi as a consequence of yoga practice, while adhering to a diversity of metaphysical systems and practices. Tantrism accepts samādhi as found in classical yoga, but emphasizes the attainment of samādhi and liberation ( mokṣa ) through Kuṇḍa-linī and mantra yoga . In Buddhism, samādhi is produced through the practice of that aspect of Buddhist meditation concerned with mind-development ( citta -bhāvanā), involving tranquillity ( samatha ) and...

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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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... 1 (‘absorbed concentration’) A state of higher conciousness , free of karmic or material bonds, which is reached as the result of practising yoga . Referred to in the Maitrāyaṇī Upaniṣad (6.18), it is treated in detail in Patañjali 's Yoga Sūtra , where, as the most advanced ‘inner limb’ (antar-aṅga) of ‘eight-limbed yoga’ ( aṣṭāṅga-yoga ), virtually the entire first chapter is given over to its explication. Indeed, in his commentary on Yoga Sūtra 1.1, Vyāsa states that ‘Yoga is samādhi’ (yogaḥ samādhiḥ). Patañjali distinguishes between...

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The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

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...samādhi . ( T. ting nge ’dzin ; C. sanmei ; J. sanmai ; K. sammae 三昧 ‎ ). In Sanskrit, “concentration”; a foundational term in Buddhist meditation theory and practice, which is related to the ability to establish and maintain one-pointedness of mind ( cittaikāgratā ) on a specific object of concentration. The Sarvāstivāda school of abhidharma and the Yogācāra school list samādhi as one of a group of five determinative ( viniyata ) mental concomitants ( caitta ), whose function is to aid the mind in ascertaining or determining its object. The...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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...samādhi (Skt.). An absorption state ( samādhi ) of brahman -consciousness attained through the repetition of a mantra ( japa...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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...samādhi (Skt., ‘insentient’ + ‘samādhi’). A defective condition in Hinduism, parasitic on two important goals: jaḍa, the highest state of yogin concentration, and samādhi , the highest state of contemplation. But the two together refer to something more like ‘dreamless sleep’, a state of suspended...

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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...samādhi . Pāli term denoting a stage of mental concentration which is passed through prior to entering any of the levels of trance ( dhyāna...

Śūraṇgama-samādhi Sūtra

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A Dictionary of Buddhism

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...samādhi Sūtra . ‘The Sūtra of the Concentration of Heroic Progress’. An early Mahāyāna sūtra , of which only a few fragments of the Sanskrit original survive. The work is preserved in an early 4th-century Chinese translation by Kumārajīva , and a Tibetan translation dating from the beginning of the 9th century. The content is related to that of the Vimalakīrti-nirdeśa Sūtra , and the concentration ( samādhi ) referred to in the title is a state of mind fixed on one point ( citta-ekāgratā ) which is said to be unlimited and unimpeded, like the...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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... noun L18 Sanskrit ( samādhi contemplation, literally, ‘a putting together, joining’). Hinduism and Buddhism 1 L18 The state of union with creation into which a perfected yogi or holy man is said to pass at the time of apparent death. 2 E19 A state of intense concentration induced by meditation, in which union with creation is attained; the last stage of...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • baddy , caddie, caddy, daddy, faddy, kabaddi, laddie, paddy • alcalde , Chaldee, Fittipaldi, Vivaldi • Andy , bandy, brandy, candy, dandy, Gandhi, glissandi, handy, jim-dandy, Kandy, Mandy, modus operandi, Nandi, randy, Río Grande, sandhi, sandy, sforzandi, shandy • cadi , cardy, Guardi, Hardie, hardy, jihadi, lardy, Mahdi, mardy, Saadi, samadhi, tardy, Yardie • foolhardy • autostrade • already , Eddie, eddy, Freddie, heady, neddy, oven-ready, ready, reddy, steady, teddy, thready • bendy , effendi, Gassendi, modus vivendi, trendy, Wendy • ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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(Sanskrit, concentration)The higher or transcendent state of consciousness attainable by suitable spiritual disciplines, such as Yoga.
Live - Secret Samadhi

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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...- Secret Samadhi The members of this Pennsylvania foursome had been playing together since high school. Secret Samadhi was not simply a follow-up to the 1994 pop smash Throwing Copper ; it had the strength of years of music-making behind it. Bass, drums, guitars and vocals operated in perfect conjunction with each other, creating a wholly interdependent web of sound. This was music as sincere as 90s rock gets. While singer Ed Kowalczyk’s heart-on-a-sleeve vocals were slightly more subdued here than on previous albums, the overall approach was still...

Jaḍa-samādhi

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(Skt., ‘insentient’ + ‘samādhi’).A defective condition in Hinduism, parasitic on two important goals: jaḍa, the highest state of yogin concentration, and samādhi, the highest state of contemplation. ...
Brahma-samādhi

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(Skt.).An absorption state (samādhi) of brahman-consciousness attained through the repetition of a mantra (japa).

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