noun sa·ma·dhi \səˈmädē\

Definition of samadhi



  1. 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. 2 Buddhism :  the meditative concentration that is the final step of the Eightfold Path

  3. 3 Jainism :  spiritual self-fulfillment :  enlightenment

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Origin and Etymology of samadhi

Sanskrit samādhi, literally, application, contemplation, from sam together + ā to, towards + -dhi (akin to dadhāti he puts, places) — more at same, acharya, do

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