samadhi


samadhi
/seuh mah"dee/, n. Hinduism, Buddhism.
the highest stage in meditation, in which a person experiences oneness with the universe.
[1820-30; < Skt samadhi]

* * *

State of intense concentration or absorption of consciousness, the product of meditation.

In Hinduism, it is achieved through Yoga, in which the consciousness is absorbed in the object of meditation. In Buddhism, samadhi is the result of mind-development as distinct from insight-development (see vipassana), and is attainable by non-Buddhists as well as Buddhists. In Zen Buddhism, samadhi allows the meditator to overcome dualistic subject-object awareness through unity with the object of meditation.

* * *

Sanskrit  Samādhi 

      (“total self-collectedness”), in Hindu and Buddhist religion and philosophy, the highest state of mental concentration that a person can achieve while still bound to the body and which unites him with the highest reality. Samadhi is a state of profound and utterly absorptive contemplation of the Absolute that is undisturbed by desire, anger, or any other ego-generated thought or emotion. It is a state of joyful calm, or even of rapture and beatitude, in which one maintains one's full mental alertness and acuity. Samadhi is regarded in Hinduism and Buddhism as the climax of all spiritual and intellectual activity. The power to attain samadhi is a precondition of attaining release from the cycle of rebirths (saṃsāra). Hence the death of a person having this power is also considered a samadhi. By a further extension, the site where a person believed to be so empowered was cremated is in modern times also referred to as a samadhi; thus the site of Mohandas Gandhi's cremation in Delhi is officially named Gandhi's samadhi.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Samādhi — Samadhi Samâdhi (sanskrit: समाधि) est un terme du yoga hindou et du bouddhisme. Il signifie complet (sam ) établissement, maintien, « reposition » ( ādhi) de la conscience, de l attention. Son usage généralisé a entraîné un important… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Samādhi — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda En varias tradiciones religiosas y místicas del Extremo Oriente, se denomina samādhi a un estado de conciencia de ‘meditación’, ‘contemplación’ o ‘recogimiento’ en la que el meditante siente que trasciende las… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Samadhi — Samādhi (समाधि en sanskrit devanāgarī)[1] est un terme sanskrit qui est lié à la philosophie indienne. Il correspond dans les Yoga Sūtra de Patañjali au huitième membre (aṅga) du Yoga. Il signifie complet (sam ) établissement, maintien,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Samadhi — (Sanskrit, समाधि, samādhi „Versenkung, Sammlung“, wörtlich „fixieren, festmachen, Aufmerksamkeit auf etwas richten“) bezeichnet einen Bewusstseinszustand, der über Wachen, Träumen und Tiefschlaf hinausgeht und in dem das diskursive Denken aufhört …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • samadhi —    Samadhi refers to the highest state of concentra tion and absorption in YOGA; the term in used in various yoga traditions. In some systems it is accompanied by a trance, whereby the yogi is completely detached from any external stimuli.… …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Samadhi — may refer to:*Samādhi Hinduism *Samādhi (Buddhism) *Samadhi (film), 1950 Bollywood film *Samadhi, 1972 Bollywood film …   Wikipedia

  • samadhi — SAMÁDHI s. n. dans yoga, mod de contemplaţie prin întreruperea activităţii cugetării, în care se realizează contopirea subiectului cu obiectul. (< fr. samadhi) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • samadhi — intense esoteric meditation through yoga, 1795, from Skt. samadhi , lit. a putting or joining together, from sam together + a toward + stem of dadhati puts, places …   Etymology dictionary

  • Samadhi —   [Sanskrit »Versenkung«] der, , im Hinduismus und Buddhismus durch Meditation erreichbare hohe oder höchste Stufe der geistigen Sammlung; ein nichtdualistisches, d. h. im Rahmen der abendländischen Subjekt Objekt Denkfigur nicht zu… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • samadhi — samàdhi m DEFINICIJA fil. rel. zadubljenost u meditaciji, nadsvjesno stanje u kojem se doživljava istovjetnost s vrhunskom stvarnošću; postiže se metodom yoge ETIMOLOGIJA skr. samdhī …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • samadhi — [sə mä′dē] n. a state of concentration in yoga, preliminary to nirvana, in which there is no longer consciousness of self or of any object …   English World dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.