Trance: 1 definition
Trance 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines
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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Full-text (+43): Samadhi, Shalagrama-shila, Samnipatanidra, Acaitanya, Appana, Apratishthadhyanavartanin, Kalajhompa, Akkarappakkam, Bhanga, Potthapada Sutta, Ashtangayoga, Nirvana, Sattvalambana, Migajina, Dhyanavimokshasamadhisamapatti, Dhyani, Sanjiva, Abhisanna, Samapajjati, Anupubba Vihara.
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Buddha, the Word (by Nyanatiloka Mahathera)
Part 8 - Eighth Step < [Part 2 - The Eightfold Path]
Part 6 - 8th Step - The Trance < [Part 3 - Development of the Eightfold Path]
Part 7 - Seventh Step < [Part 2 - The Eightfold Path]
Buddhacarita (by Charles Willemen)
Chapter XII - Visits to Ārāḍa and Udraka < [Fascicle Three]
Chapter XXVI - The Great Parinirvāṇa < [Fascicle Five]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. The four trances (dhyāna) according to the Mahāyāna < [Class 2: The four trances]
III. The knowledge of the dhyānas, etc. < [Part 2 - The ten powers in particular]
I. The three concentrations (samādhi) according to the Abhidharma < [Part 2 - The three meditative stabilizations]
The Way of the White Clouds (by Anāgarika Lāma Govinda)