dhyana

noun
dhya·na | \dēˈänə, ˈdyä-\
plural -s

Definition of dhyana 

1 Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism : meditation especially : an uninterrupted state of mental concentration upon a single object : higher contemplation

2 usually capitalized : a Mahayana school of Buddhism relying on meditation as a method of enlightenment — compare ch'an

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History and Etymology for dhyana

Sanskrit dhyāna, from dhyāti he thinks

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