The eighth stage or limb of yoga as defined by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras and is the enlightened and ecstatic state of supreme consciousness and union. It is the ultimate goal of yoga when the meditator comes to realize a profound connection to the Divine and an interconnectedness with all living things.
Yogic trance (in which the mind acquires the capacity of withdrawing from its limited waking activities into freer and higher states of consciousness); [in the Gita]: calm, desireless, griefless fixity of the buddhi in self-poise and self-knowledge. samadhih [nominative
Superconscious state. When the mind is totally under control, there are no more thoughts and oneness of consciousness is experienced. The eighth and last limb of raja yoga. See ashtanga yoga & raja yoga.
1. Fully matured meditation, the last of the eight steps of the yoga system taught by Patanjali. A perfected devotee of the Supreme Lord also achieves the same samadhi. 2. The tomb of a pure devotee of the Lord.
A form of meditation widely practiced in Theravada Buddhism in which the mind is concentrated on a single object and gradually calmed until only the object is known. The ultimate goal of this meditation is to enter the state of samadhi which is when the distinction between the object and the meditator disappears, which is the realization of non-dualism. This state is a prerequisite to entering the four levels of jhana and enlightenment.
Meditation. Has many different meanings on a number of different levels. First of all it consists in the gathering together of all one's scattered energies and bringing them together into a single focus. Next it consists in the experience of progressive higher states of consciousness, states extending into what are called the dhyanas. Finally samadhi includes the development of supernormal powers of the mind. The second stage of the Path of Regular Steps.
Samadhi can be translated as God consciousness or enlightenment. It is an advanced state of spiritual consciousness in which there is no awareness of time or one's physical body or ordinary surroundings. Shri Swamiji explains that samadhi cannot be described; it must be experienced. He assures us that if we apply ourselves and meditate an hour each day, he will ensure that we attain samadhi in this lifetime. See Swamiji's words on samadhi. The word "samadhi" also refers to a place, especially a tomb, where the physical presence of a yogi is anchored.
Absorption in the inner silence of pure bliss consciousness. The repeated destination of meditation, and, ultimately, a state which is sustained throughout daily living. This is the eighth limb of the eight limbs of yoga described in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
root â€“ sam, to put together. Complete consciousness. A state of consciousness where the yogi separates the astral and causal bodies and wanders in the Bramhand (the cosmic sphere). When a yogi is in a state of samadhi, his body appears lifeless and his thoughts assume a perfect balance. This is not a trance state but one of clear and undifferentiated awareness. Sthal Samadhi: samadhi taken underground. Jal Samadhi: samadhi taken underwater
'Trance'. Transcendental experience, usually of God or His abode, in which consciousness of the body and surroundings is lost. Eighth and final step of ashtãng-yoga. Transcendental experience of union with God, which is the culmination and climax of yoga.
the final limb of ashtanga yoga as described by Patanjali. A state of consciousness in which the outer world is transcended. The true state of yoga. Enlightenment. From Sanskrit roots meaning to direct together, to unite - hence the `unified state`.
("putting together"): the ecstatic or unitive state in which the meditator becomes one with the object of meditation, the eighth and final limb (anga) of Patanjali's eightfold path; there are many types of samadhi, the most significant distinction being between samprajnata (conscious) and asamprajnata (supraconscious) ecstasy; only the latter leads to the dissolution of the karmic factors deep within the mind; beyond both types of ecstasy is enlightenment, which is also sometimes called sahaja-samadhi or the condition of "natural" or "spontaneous" ecstasy, where there is perfect continuity of superconscious throughout waking, dreaming, and sleeping
Samadhi (Sanskrit: à¤¸à¤®à¤¾à¤§à¤¿, lit. "establish, make firm") is a Hindu and Buddhist term that describes a non-dualistic state of consciousness in which the consciousness of the experiencing subject becomes one with the experienced object,Diener Michael S. ,Erhard Franz-Karl and Fischer-Schreiber Ingrid, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen, ISBN 0-87773-520-4 and in which the mind becomes still (one-pointed or concentrated)http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=samadhi Dictionary.com (links directly to samadhi definition) though the person remains conscious. Sahaj samadhi is the effortless and continual state of perfection of a satguru."God Speaks" by Meher Baba, Dodd Meade, 1955, 2nd ed. p.316 It varies from technical terms used to describe the higher levels of concentrated meditation, or dhyana (alt. "jhana"), in Yogic schools, and is considered a precursor for enlightenment, or Nirvana, in Buddhism. It is the eighth and final limb of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, and comprises the pinnacle of achievements in Samyama, the three-tiered practice of meditation including also dharana and dhyana.
Paramahansa Yogananda's poem Samadhi is one of the most vivid and poetic descriptions of the superconscious samadhi state achieved by advanced yogis. The following version is from the first edition (1946) of Yogananda's .
or bhava samadhi Super conscious state. Through spiritual practice when the mind is perfectly concentrated, one transcends the limitations of the conscious state and gets the vision of Truth or Illumination --- simply stated, gets the vision of God.
Turning one's attention away from creation toward that which is uncreated. The individual is ecstatically transported and becomes unaware of his surroundings. In Christian mystical literature, this spiritual state is known as rapture.
The state of forgetting one's own heaviness; becoming one with time, place, and circumstances; becoming one with what one is doing; that which comes forth when one becomes the life of the moment. (Return)