Samadhindriya, Samādhīndriya, Samadhi-indriya, Samādhindriya: 3 definitions
Samadhindriya 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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Samādhīndriya (समाधीन्द्रिय) refers to the “faculty of concentration” and represents one of the five faculties (pañcendriya) forming part of the thirty-seven auxiliaries to enlightenment (bodhipākṣika), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter XXXI.—Accordingly, “he always concentrates his mind on Bodhi: this is called the ‘faculty of concentration’ (samādhīndriya)”.
Also, “when he meditates attentively (ekacittena) and without being distracted (avikṣepa), that is the faculty of concentration (samādhīndriya)”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Samādhīndriya (समाधीन्द्रिय) or simply Samādhi refers to the “faculty of concentration” and represents one of the “five faculties” (pañcendriya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 47), 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 (eg., samādhi-indriya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Samādhindriya refers to: the faculty of concentration A. II, 149; Dhs. 15.
Note: samādhindriya is a Pali compound consisting of the words samādhi and indriya.
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.
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