Samadhi

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sangyey
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Samadhi

Post by sangyey » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:57 pm

Hello,

Is Samadhi a Pali word or a Sanskrit word?

If it is a Sanskrit word is it different than Dhyana?

Thank you.

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Re: Samadhi

Post by Marc » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:35 am

sangyey wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:57 pm
Hello,

Is Samadhi a Pali word or a Sanskrit word?

If it is a Sanskrit word is it different than Dhyana?

Thank you.
Sanskrit and Pali being both indic languages, they have a lot in common.  

Samadhi is used in both. As for its relationship to Dhyana (Skt.) / Jhana (P.), here is something very approximate:

Samadhi has a broader "scope" than Dhyana, which refers to specific meditative states (the 4 Dhyanas / Jhanas).  

However, in some cases / tradition, Dhyana also has a broad meaning that does not restrict it to specific states.

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Re: Samadhi

Post by sangyey » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:07 pm

Awesome! Thanks for the reply.

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