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Term: samadhi

DEFINITIONS

Samadhi: Ecstactic trance state. In Tibetan spirituality it is believed to be a prelude to nirvana.

Samadhi:

Sanskrit, "With God." The merging of the individual consciousness with universal consciousness. The ultimate personal realization of the "Collective Unconscious." Samadhi is the final stage of Ashtanga Yoga and the goal of all Yoga. It is the "at-one-ment" of the meditator with the universe.

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