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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 of samadhi
1820-1830
1820-30; < Sanskrit samādhi
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  • Of samadhi or human hibernation there have been three cases within the last twenty-five years.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • I had instantly seen that the saint was in a high state of samadhi.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • He thereupon in the very middle of the river burnt his body in a fiery ecstasy of samadhi, and his pari-nirvana was attained.

  • Growing alarmed, the Guru also grew meek, and asked only ten rupees and a promise of silence for the performance of a samadhi.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • Nirbikalpa means timeless, changeless; this is the highest state of samadhi.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Lying down, or sometimes sitting on the bed, he entered a state of samadhi.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • samadhi is a superconscious state of ecstasy in which the yogi perceives the identity of soul and Spirit.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Immersed one day in samadhi on the bank of the Kaveri River, Sadasiva was seen to be carried away by a sudden flood.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
British Dictionary definitions for samadhi

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

See one-pointedness

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Word Origin and History for samadhi
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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