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Samadhi

When you teach people in the world to cultivate Samadhi, they must first of all sever the mind of lust.

Therefore, Ananda, if cultivators of Dhyana-Samadhi do not eliminate lust, they will be like someone who cooks sand in the hope of getting rice. After hundreds of thousands of eons it will still just be hot sand. Why? It wasn't rice to begin with; it was only sand.

(SS VI]] 13-14)

Once your nature is in Samadhi and the demons are subdued, You'll be happy every day. If false thoughts do not arise, Everywhere you are at peace. (FAS Ch11 132)

Samadhi is “a concentrated, self-collected, intent state of mind and meditation, which, concomitant with right living, is a necessary condition to the attainment of higher wisdom and emancipation.” (PTSD)

“'What is the meaning of Proper concentration and Proper reception,'(i.e., Samadhi)?

Proper concentration is a state of absorption where the mind is brought into focus which is Proper and true and right, not biased or deviant. Proper reception means all that 'comes in'–what you receive at that point–is right and appropriate. But you have to do the cultivation yourself. You can't rely on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and expect them to give it to you. If you do the work, then the results are naturally yours.“ (EDR VII 60)

There are Three distinct senses]] in which the word Samadhi is used: 1) Proper concentration, which is a necessary preliminary to the meditative states Proper; 2) a general characteristic of the formal levels of meditational development (see Four Dhyanas, Four Formless Realms), which are entered through one- pointedness of mind; and 3) enlightened meditational states.

For someone who has the power of Samadhi:

Even when Mount Tai topples over I'm not scared. Why am I not scared? Its toppling over is the same as if it hadn't toppled over. When a pretty girl appears before me I'm not moved. Because face to face with her it's as if I wasn't.” (EDR I 12)


1) Chinese: san mei , san mwo di , ding , 2) Sanskrit: Samadhi, 3) Pali Samadhi, 4) Alternate translations: concentration, enstasis, meditative stabilization.

See Also: Eightfold Path, Six ParamitasSamadhi, meditation, Lotus Posture, Three Aspects of Llearning to Be Without Outflows, Four Dhyanas, Four Formless Realms.*

See also passive choiceless awareness and relaxed focused awareness, Chan, Dhyana, Vipassana, Shamatha, calm abiding, Samadhi, Four Dhyanas, Dzogchen, Mahamudra and Chan or Zen, Chan School, Four Dhyanas, Four Formless Realms, Six Paramitasdhyana samadhi, cultivation

BTTS References: TT 127-8; EDR I 12; EDR VII 60; FAS Ch11 131-133; SS II]] 121-122; SS VI]] 13-14.


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