Samadhi

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In Sanatana Dharma. Samadhi is the "highest illumination," [1] a "superconscious state."[2]

Related Terms

Sanatana Dharma > Achara, Ashramas, Brahman, Brahmarishi, Dharma, GodHead, Moksha, Neo-Hinduism, Paramatman, Purushaarthas, Rishis, Samadhi, Saptarishis, Varnas, Vichara


Syncretic Terms

Completion > Final Fulfilment, Samadhi

Notes

समाधि

Samadhi -> a superconscious state [3]

The first chapter of Pantajalis Yoga Sutras is samadhipada. Translated, means "Foundations of Union/Conclusion/Completion."

Swami Brahamananda suggests there are three levels of Samadhi

  • Savikalpa Samadhi - superconscious vision with thought
  • Nirvikalpa Samadi superconscious vision without thought.
  • Finally "the realization of that which is beyond thought and speech. In this state there is nothing to be seen; nothing to be heard. Everything is lost in the Infinite."[4]

Footnotes

  1. Brahmananda, Swami. Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda. 2nd ed. Mylapor, Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1933. p. 5.
  2. Vanamali. The Science of the Rishis: The Spiritual and Material Discoveries of the Ancient Sages of India. Toronto: Inner Traditions, 2015.
  3. Akhilananda, Swami. Hindu Psychology: Its Meaning in the West. Routledge, 1948.
  4. Brahmananda, Swami. Spiritual Teachings of Swami Brahmananda. 2nd ed. Mylapor, Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 1933. p. 12-13.