samadhi

[suh-mah-dee]
noun Hinduism, Buddhism.
the highest stage in meditation, in which a person experiences oneness with the universe.

Origin:
1820–30; < Sanskrit samādhi

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samadhi (sʌˈmɑːdi)
 
n
Buddhism, Hinduism a state of deep meditative contemplation which leads to higher consciousness
 
[from Sanskrit: concentration, from samā together + dhi mind]

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Main Entry:  samadhi
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a state of deep concentration in the object of meditation, a state of being totally aware of the present moment; one-pointedness of mind
Main Entry:  samadhi
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  See one-pointedness
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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."
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Samadhi is used to suppress the five hindrances in order to enter into jhana.
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