glossary

(Sanskrit समाधि) Literally means “union” or “combination,” although in context it can have a dizzying number of meanings (see below). Its Tibetan equivalent means “adhering to that which is profound and definitive,” or ting nge dzin, meaning “To hold unwaveringly, so there is no movement.” Related terms include satori, ecstasy, manteia, etc. Samadhi is a state of consciousness. There are many levels of Samadhi.

In general, the word refers to the ultimate stage of yoga, in which the consciousness, freed of the conditioning of the body and mind, experiences its true nature: happiness, insight, joy, freedom, etc. This experience is reached and perfected only through meditation.

See: What is Samadhi?

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"How foolish we are! We often think that we never do all the foolishness and perversities that we see others do; this is why we arrive at the conclusion that we are magnificent persons. Unfortunately, we do not see the foolishness and wretched things we do."