samadhi

noun

sa·​ma·​dhi
səˈmädē
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jun. 2024.

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