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Contemplation, 2 Definition(s)


Contemplation means something in Buddhism, Pali. Check out some of the following descriptions and leave a comment if you want to add your own contribution to this article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

s. anupassanā.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and DoctrinesAbstract contemplation. There are four levels through which the mind frees itself from all subjects and objective hindrances and reaches a state of absolute indifference and annihilation of thought, perception, and will. See also Meditation.Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary

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