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samadhi

[suh-mah-dee] /səˈmɑ di/
noun, Hinduism, Buddhism.
1.
the highest stage in meditation, in which a person experiences oneness with the universe.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Sanskrit samādhi
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  • samadhi is used to suppress the five hindrances in order to enter into jhana.
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samadhi

/sʌˈmɑːdi/
noun
1.
(Buddhism, Hinduism) a state of deep meditative contemplation which leads to higher consciousness
Word Origin
from Sanskrit: concentration, from samā together + dhi mind
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Contemporary definitions for samadhi
noun

a state of deep concentration in the object of meditation, a state of being totally aware of the present moment; one-pointedness of mind

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n.

"intense esoteric meditation through yoga," 1795, from Sanskrit samadhi-, literally "a putting or joining together," from sam- "together" + a- "toward" + stem of dadhati "puts, places" (see factitious).

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