Samadhi Sutta, Samādhi-sutta: 2 definitions


Samadhi Sutta means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Samadhi Sutta. One who is concentrated is one who knows as it really is the arising of the body and the passing away thereof; the same with feeling, perception, activities and consciousness. S.iii.13; cf. S.v.414; on this sutta see Sylvain Levi, JA.1908, xii.102.

2. Samadhi Sutta. On the six forms of concentration. S.iv.362.

3. Samadhi Sutta. On four ways of developing concentration. A.ii.44f.

4. Samadhi Sutta. On four kinds of people in the world: those who gain mental calm but not higher wisdom, those who gain higher wisdom but not mental calm, those who gain neither, those who gain both. A.ii.92.

5. Samadhi Sutta. The same as (3), but this sutta adds that those who have gained neither one nor both should strive energetically to obtain them. A.ii.93.

6. Samadhi Sutta. The same as (3), but adds a description as to how mental calm and insight can be united. A.ii.94.

7. Samadhi Sutta. On the fivefold knowledge which arises in those that are wise and mindful and have developed infinite concentration. A.iii.24.

8. Samadhi Sutta. On five qualities that obstruct right concentration sights, sounds, etc. A.iii.137.

9. Samadhi Sutta. The Buddha explains how a monk who has won such concentration as to be unaware of earth, water, etc., yet contrives to have perception. A.v.7 f.; cf. A.v.353f.

10. Samadhi Sutta. Ananda asks the same question, as in sutta (8), of Sariputta, and the latter explains it from his own experience in Andhavana. A.v.8f.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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