samadhi

noun
sa·​ma·​dhi | \ səˈmädē \
plural -s

Definition of samadhi

1 Hinduism
a : a state of deep concentration resulting in union with or absorption into ultimate reality — compare raja-yoga
b : a religious trance
2 Buddhism : the meditative concentration that is the final step of the Eightfold Path
3 Jainism : spiritual self-fulfillment : enlightenment

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History and Etymology for samadhi

Sanskrit samādhi, literally, application, contemplation, from sam together + ā to, towards + -dhi (akin to dadhāti he puts, places)

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“Samadhi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/samadhi. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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