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  Samadhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Samadhi is a term used in Hindu and Buddhist yogic meditation.
Samadhi is also the Hindi word for a cenotaph, a structure commemorating the dead (akin to a tomb, but without remains).
Samadhi, or concentration of the mind, is the second of the three parts of the Buddha's teaching: sila or conduct, samadhi or samatha (concentration), and pañña (wisdom).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Samadhi   (1534 words)

  
 YogaJournal.Com: Seeking Samadhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But discussing samadhi is worthwhile, because unless we're made aware of the possibility of wholeness, we may find it virtually impossible to start our journey toward it.
Samadhi is the state in which we no longer experience reality through a grid; instead, we experience reality directly.
Samadhi is the state in which you are aware on a cellular level of the underlying oneness of the universe.
www.yogajournal.com /wisdom/461.cfm   (1098 words)

  
 Realization.org: The Question of the Importance of Samadhi in Modern and Classical Advaita Vedanta
Samadhi is said to be a fourth kind of consciousness: it is beyond the states of waking, dreaming and dreamless sleep.
It is evident from this brief statement that Sankara does not consider the attainment of samadhi to be a sufficient cause to eradicate false knowledge, and, according to Sankara, since false knowledge is the cause of bondage, samadhi cannot therefore be the cause of liberation.
Clearly the modem Vedantins, in their expectation that samadhi is the key to the liberating oneness, have revalued the word and have given it a meaning which it does not bear in the yoga texts.
www.realization.org /page/doc2/doc200.html   (5750 words)

  
 Dictionary Information: Definition Samadhi - Description Meaning Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samadhi is not a straining concentration on one point, nor is the mind forcibly directed to an object.
Three (lokottara) types of samadhi are distinguished that have as their goal emptiness (shunyata), the state of characteristiclessness (animitta) and freedom from discrimination of knowledge of nirvana.
This form is contrasted to asamprajnata ("supracons-cious"), the highest level of samadhi, which is desirelessness, feelinglessness, thoughtlessness and behaviorlessness (nirbija-samadhi), since all limitations (kleshas) have been overcome, all desires (vasnas) extinguished, and the cycle of unhappiness is overcome.
www.selfknowledge.com /109718.htm   (604 words)

  
 Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Samadhi)
Samadhi, of course, is not the only way to liberation, but it is the most radical and within the framework of this particular yoga the most essential.
For the yogi approaching samadhi, the process is reversed: he has recognized the meaningful germ, bindu, within himself, and knows that the divine vibrations in him were merely released by the sattva element in the outside stimulation.
Dissolution is samadhi; re-creation is shambhavi mudra, work with the sound symbol (mantra) and the image symbol (yantra), the source of inner light.
www.yoga-age.com /pradipika/part4.html   (13473 words)

  
 Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, samadhi, Yoga Sutra, Dhyana, meditation, dharana, pratyahara, pranayama, asanas, yoga as a ...
Thus, samadhi refers to the union of the contemplating being with the object of contemplation.
There are various stages of samadhi, depending upon whether one is identified with the object while yet conscious of the object, or whether one has transcended the object of meditation and is resting in the experience of being, without conceptual support or without support of any aspect of Consciousness.
The person capable of samadhi retains his or her individuality and person, but is free of the emotional attachment to it.
www.holistic-online.com /Yoga/yoga_ashtanga_samadhi.htm   (491 words)

  
 Samadhi - How to Experience a Divine State of Bliss and Enter Samadhi!
Reaching Samadhi there is a deep knowing that all is one, and that "oneness" is at the core of you.
Samadhi naturally happens to everyone when we stop focusing on the past and future and are continuously (for hours/days) totally surrendered to the now.
Samadhi happens when we are free from our desires, task lists, and over-productive agendas and simply dive straight into the core of our innermost essence of what we really want right now.
www.enlightenedbeings.com /samadhi.html   (992 words)

  
 Samadhi — Sri Chinmoy
In this samadhi one is in the highest consciousness, but at the same time he is working in the gross physical world.
Samadhi is a state of consciousness in which one can stay for a few hours or a few days.
Savikalpa samadhi is an exalted and glowing state of consciousness, whereas realization is a conscious, natural and manifesting state of consciousness.
www.srichinmoy.org /resources/library/questions_answers/samadhi/document_view   (457 words)

  
 Samadhi: The Height of Divine Consciousness — Sri Chinmoy
Just as there are brilliant students and poor students in the same class in school, so also in savikalpa samadhi some aspirants reach the highest grade, while less aspiring seekers reach a lower rung of the ladder, where everything is not so clear and vivid as on the highest level.
In this samadhi one is in the highest consciousness but, at the same time, one is able to work in the gross physical world.
Sahaja samadhi comes only when one has established inseparable oneness with the Supreme, or when one wants to show, on rare occasions, that he is the Supreme.
www.srichinmoy.org /spirituality/concentration_meditation_contemplation/samadhi/index_html   (979 words)

  
 Healthepic-Samadhi or trance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thus Samadhi is only an advanced state of Dhyana, the only difference being the elimination of the self-awareness of the mind during Samadhi.
Samadhi is the stage when there is consciousness only of the object of meditation and not of the mind itself.
Samadhi, as described in the texts is the means to attain Nirvana.
www.healthepic.com /yoga/static/ytype_astanga_samadhi.htm   (490 words)

  
 Samadhi Tank Co., Inc. First manufacturer of the floatation tank ( flotation tank ), sensory deprivation tank, float ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samadhi - The original manufacturer of the floatation tank, also known as flotation tank, sensory deprivation tank, float tank, and John Lilly tank
Samadhi Tank Co. was christened in 1972 by Dr. John Lilly, the scientist who invented the floatation / flotation tank.
Brian Mason bought his first Samadhi floatation tank when he was parking cars for a living.He didn't have the confidence to try any other jobs.
www.samadhitank.com   (703 words)

  
 Samadhi Yoga in Seattle - A spiritual and cultural yoga center offering all levels of classes 7 days a week on Capital ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samadhi is the 8th stage or branch on the "tree" of Ashtanga yoga first written down by Patanjali more than 2,000 years ago.
Samadhi Yoga combines vigorous, athletic yoga with slow, sustained stretches, refinement of alignment in held poses, as well as emphasis on the breath and focus of the mind.
Samadhi yoga is a method evolved from Hunt's own research and experience in yoga and dance.
www.samadhi-yoga.com   (641 words)

  
 Bhante Wimala - Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center
Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center is located in the village of Tupadly near the town of Melnik.
Samadhi Meditation Center is known to the locals and Czech people as Zamec Tupadly, which means Tupadly castle.
Bhante Wimala, the founder of the Samadhi Center is an internationally known Buddhist monk and a spiritual teacher.
www.bhantewimala.com /html/samadhi.html   (1272 words)

  
 Mondo: Samadhi and Zazen with John Daido Loori, Roshi
Samadhi is a state of consciousness that lies beyond waking, dreaming, or deep sleep.
Dogen called zazen “the samadhi of samadhis.” He said: “A meditator passes beyond the entire universe at full speed and is greatly honored in the abode of the buddhas and ancestors.
Other-fulfilling samadhi refers to the samadhi concerned with the enjoyment and fulfillment of others through the accommodation of the dharmakaya to the needs and states of sentient beings in their myriad forms.
www.mro.org /mr/archive/23-3/articles/mondo.html   (3119 words)

  
 Samadhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samadhi is the state of true yoga, in which the meditator and the object of meditation are one.
The first is savikalpa samadhi ("enstasy with form or seed"), identification or oneness with the essence of an object.
Samadhi is a blissful state of intense concentration or super-consciousness achieved through Yoga (or meditation).
www.experiencefestival.com /samadhi   (1205 words)

  
 Nirbija Samadhi
Samadhi (not further qualified as dharma-megha-samadhi in the text) is described as "that condition in which the mind gradually abandons the notion of meditator and meditation and is merged in the object of meditation." In that condition the mind is likened to a steady flame of a lamp in a well-sheltered place.
The effect of this Samadhi is the destruction of all Karma accumulated over innumerable lives and the "growth of pure Dharma." The experts in yoga call this Samadhi dharma-megha because it pours forth countless showers of the nectar of Dharma.
Through this Samadhi the net of vasana is destroyed and meritorious as well as nonmeritorious Karma is rooted out.
www.angelfire.com /indie/anna_jones1/samadhi2.html   (1012 words)

  
 Samadhi - Gnostic Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samadhi can be experienced in any plane of the cosmic mind (any sphere on the macrocosmic tree of life).
But to enter Samadhi, the consciousness must be extracted from the four bodies of sin (the ego) which can be seen in our own microcosmic tree.
This story relates proper Samadhi, because there was a complete escape from the confines of the body, and a total, comprehensive means of perception.
www.gnosis-usa.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=845   (1148 words)

  
 Samadhi - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Samadhi, or concentration of the mind, is the second of the three parts of the Buddha's teaching, namely Sila (morality), Samadhi (concentration), and Panna (insight/wisdom).
Samadhi is also the Hindi word for a structure commemorating the dead (tomb).
Mahasamadhi (literally great samadhi) is the Hindi word for a realized yogi's conscious departure from the physical body at death.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Samadhi   (363 words)

  
 Vipassana Newsletter July 98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For samma samadhi, it is necessary for the mind to be wholesome, it is necessary for the mind to be untainted.
This path of sila, samadhi, panna, and nibbana (morality, concentration, wisdom, and liberation) is absolutely universal, and acceptable to all nationalities.Therefore, while walking on this path, the object that is chosen for attaining concentration of the mind, should be universal, eternal, and acceptable to all nationalities.
After developing samadhi, the next step is to enter the field of panna, where we learn to become free from the bondage of the negativities of our own mind.
www.vri.dhamma.org /newsletters/nl9807.html   (2638 words)

  
 The Samadhi Sthal of Neeb Karori Baba - Vrindavan
The photograph alongside shows the Samadhi Sthal (the place where the funeral of great saints takes place who leave this world by will) of Maharajji and the temple that has been constructed at the spot.
The Samadhi Sthal of a saint is a very special place for his devotees.
It is the 'Samadhi Sthal' of a saint which is the most sacred of all places associated with him.
samadhi.neebkaroribaba.com /samadhi.htm   (404 words)

  
 Samadhi Tribal Belly Dance Troupe in West Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Samadhi is a tribal belly dance troupe performing in the Charleston, West Virginia area.
Samadhi was formed in 2004 and is based in Teays Valley.
Samadhi was formed in November of 2004 out of her desire to have a community of dancers and musicians in her area to share the spirit of the dance.
webpages.charter.net /bellydance   (639 words)

  
 What is Samadhi? / nu2.htm
Upacara samadhi is defined as samadhi which is close to appana samadhi.
Appana samadhi is defined as samadhi which fixes cittas (thought-moments) on the mental object.
Since there is upacara samadhi between it and nivaranas, the first jhana is comparatively safer than upacara samadhi, from the inroads of nivaranas.
web.ukonline.co.uk /buddhism/nu2.htm   (2420 words)

  
 ATMA JYOTI ASHRAM - Meditation - Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi, and Meditation
Samadhi is an intriguing mystery to the aspiring yogi who usually mistakes it for a psychic state productive of such physical phenomena as loss of outer consciousness, being without breath or heartbeat, and suchlike.
Samadhi is the state of consciousness in which oneness with the object of concentration or meditation is experienced.
Although, as previously mentioned, many of the vrittis are inhibited, in samprajñata samadhi the vrittis of vitarka, vichara, ananda, and asmita may occur or be found underlying the consciousness of the yogi.
www.atmajyoti.org /dharana_dhyana_etc.asp   (3661 words)

  
 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Samadhi And Emptiness
Samadhi refers to the state of concentration; not the experience of emptiness.
SamAdhi, as explained also in Yoga-sutras, is a kind of dhyana, namely a dhyana supported by dharana (concentration).
Therefore a samadhi on emptiness would be a one pointed concentration on the nature of things.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=9239   (1967 words)

  
 Yoga1
His exact times are not known as he did not indicate the period in which he narrated this yoga in 196 beautiful poetic forms.
The original sutras are in four padas or parts: (1) Samadhi Pada (2) Sadhana Pada (3) Vibhuti Pada (4) Kaivalya Pada His whole emphasis is on developing the power of the mind and harnessing its energy to strengthen body, mind soul.
Samadhi is a state of superconsciousness, which is attained only after constant practice of the entire procedure as mentioned in 8 steps, over long periods of time.
members.tripod.com /aksharom/yoga1.html   (1502 words)

  
 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Samadhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And Savikalpa Samadhi is not quite equal to your analagy of muddy water...a better analogy is probably mirror and the object's reflected in it without there being object's outside of the mirror being reflected...just the reflection of them and the mirror itself.
The latter is said to be nirbija-samadhi, or, a samadhi that does not give rise to karmic seeds, while the former one, despite its prajnaparamitic form, is a sabija-samadhi, giving rise to new tendencies (samskara-vyutthana).
Savikalpa Samadhi is just basically experiencing interbeingnes of all phenomina...the boundries of the individual melt away and a boundless and very subtle bliss is experienced as being behind all phinomina including emotion's and thought's.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=1323   (2149 words)

  
 samadhi
Depending on the intensity and the depth of Samadhi, we differentiate between Savikalpa, Nirvikalpa**, and Sahaja Samadhi.
During the beginning states, we might enter a form of Samadhi where we get the taste of Bliss and Beingness but are still tight to our erroneous identification with the body as well as to our numerous worldly attractions.
Samadhi is the only stable Reality, everything else is changing and does not bring everlasting peace or happiness.
www.self-realization.com /articles/yoga/samadhi.htm   (378 words)

  
 THE PRACTICE OF CONCENTRATION (Samadhi)
The 8 items also had an order to them, and the 8th was samadhi or concentration, that is focusing the mind on a single point.
Thus for a few centuries [after Shakyamuni] the essentials of the Pure Land teachings were transmitted through samadhi, until it was codified and translated into the languages of different periods and places.
The type of speech known as mantra and dharani is the key to attaining the necessary samadhi.
quietmountain.org /dharmacenters/buddhadendo/samadhi.htm   (1206 words)

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