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Meaning of "Samadhi"

Word

Samadhi

Sanskrit

समाधि

IAST

samādhi

In General

Samadhi is the blissful state of existence in the spiritual journey; it is the highest stage of consciousness and not an unconscious state. According to the Astanga_yoga of Patanjali Samadhi is the final stage where a sadaka reach the thousand-petal lotus of the Sahasrara Chakra.

Literal meaning of the word ‘Samadhi’ is union (union with the Brahman - Moksha )

It is common to consider the death anniversary of great gurus as samadi day, but Samadhi is not a state a spiritual aspirant achieve when he die.

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