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)
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)
”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.
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)
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 Paramitas – dhyana samadhi, cultivation