Samadhibala, Samādhibala, Samadhi-bala: 6 definitions
Samadhibala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi
Samādhibala (समाधिबल) or “power of concentration” is associated with Śyāmādevī and Subhadra, according to the Cakrasaṃvara-maṇḍala or Saṃvaramaṇḍala of Abhayākaragupta’s Niṣpannayogāvalī, p. 45 and n. 145; (Cf. Cakrasaṃvaratantra, Gray, David B., 2007).—The Cakrasaṃvara mandala has a total of sixty-two deities. [...] Three concentric circles going outward, the body, speech and mind wheels (kāya-vāka-citta), in the order: mind (blue), speech (red), and body (white), with eight Ḍākinīs each in non-dual union with their Ḍākas, "male consorts".
Associated elements of Śyāmādevī and Subhadra:
Circle: vākacakra [=vākcakra?] (speech-wheel) (red);
Ḍākinī (female consort): Śyāmādevī;
Ḍāka (male consort): Subhadra;
Bodily constituent: guṇavarti (small intestine);
Bodhipakṣha (wings of enlightenment): samādhibala (power of concentration).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Samādhibala (समाधिबल) or simply Samādhi refers to the “strength of concentration” and represents one of the “five powers” (pañcabala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 48), itself forming part of the “thirty-seven things on the side of awakening” (bodhipākṣika-dharma). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., samādhi-bala). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Samādhibala (समाधिबल) or simply Samādhi refers to the “strength of concentration” and represents one of the “ten strengths of the Bodhisattvas” (bala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 75). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., samādhi-bala). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
samādhibala : (nt.) the power of concentration.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Samādhibala refers to: the power of concentration A. I, 94; II, 252; D. III, 213, 253; Dhs. 28.
Note: samādhibala is a Pali compound consisting of the words samādhi and bala.
Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Samādhibala (समाधिबल):—[=sam-ādhi-bala] [from sam-ādhi > samā-dhā] n. the force of m°, [Dharmasaṃgraha 75]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment (study) (by Dr Kala Acharya)
5. The Five Mental Powers (Pañcabalāni or Bala)—Introduction < [Chapter 2 - Five Groups of Factor]
5.4. Mental Power of Concentration (Samādhibala or Samādhi) < [Chapter 2 - Five Groups of Factor]
3. Outline of this Research < [Chapter 1 - Introduction]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Canonical definitions of the 37 auxiliaries < [Note on the Thirty-seven Auxiliaries to Enlightenment]
II. The ten powers (bala) of the Bodhisattva < [Part 2 - The ten powers and the four fearlessnesses according to the Mahāyāna]
Abhidharma auxiliaries (B): The elements constituting the thirty-seven auxiliaries < [Part 2 - The auxiliaries according to the Abhidharma]
Introduction to Dhammasangani (by U Ko Lay)
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
Factors of Enlightenment < [Chapter VII - Abhidhamma Categories]
Mixed Categories < [Chapter VII - Abhidhamma Categories]
The Jhanas (by Henepola Gunaratana Mahāthera)
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)