noun dhya·na \dēˈänə, ˈdyä-\

Definition of dhyana



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

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

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Origin and Etymology of dhyana

Sanskrit dhyāna, from dhyāti he thinks — more at semantics

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