Definitions

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  • n. A state of transcendent union supposed to be assumed by a holy man or yogi at his death.
  • n. The burial of a holy man before his death in anticipation of such a state.
  • n. The highest state of meditation, at which complete unity is reached.

Etymologies

From Sanskrit समाधि (samādhi, "placing together"), from सम (sam, "together") +  (ā) prefix + धा (dhā, "to place"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This brings us to the last limb of Yoga, which is called samadhi.

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  • I think SF (and a lot of other literature) is about the marriage of reason and passion; in fact Kim Stanley Robinson has a lengthy peroration on the subject in The Years of Rice and Salt - he uses the term samadhi to refer to it.

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  • A samadhi is a state of total absorption, with full concentration on an object or on a state of mind.

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  • The yogi, or disciple, who has by these means overcome the obscurations of his lower nature sufficiently, enters into the condition termed samadhi, "and comes face to face with facts which no instinct or reason can ever know."

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  • Knowing all this, the Babu asked the Brahman point-blank to perform a false samadhi, that is to say, to feign an inspiration and to announce to the sorrowing mother that her late son's will had acted consciously in all the circumstances; that he brought about his end in the body of the flying fox, that he was tired of that grade of transmigration, that he longed for death in order to attain a higher position in the animal kingdom, that he is happy, and that he is deeply indebted to the sahib who broke his neck and so freed him from his abject embodiment.

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  • The Buddhists used the word "samadhi" as well as the Hindus; but

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  • The well-known Manusmriti begins by stating its setting as the humble abode of Manu, who answered questions posed to him in a state of samadhi higher consciousness.

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  • He was absorbed in the Kalachakra samadhi, and stood in the form of the Lord of the mandala.

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  • This may provide a neurological explanation for the sense of oneness—what both Hindus and Buddhists call “samadhi”—that highly practiced meditators sometimes experience when they are most deeply concentrated.

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  • This may provide a neurological explanation for the sense of oneness—what both Hindus and Buddhists call “samadhi”—which highly practiced meditators sometimes experience when they are most deeply concentrated.

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