Trance; 1 Definition(s)
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)
jhāna.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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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]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.2.113 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna: Knowledge]
Verse 1.3.29 < [Chapter 3 - Prapancatita: Beyond the Material World]
Verse 2.3.182 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana: Worship]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. The four trances (dhyāna) according to the Mahāyāna < [Class 2: The four trances]
Appendix 2 - The five incomprehensible things (acintya-dharma) < [Chapter XLI - The Eighteen Special Attributes of the Buddha]
I. The three concentrations (samādhi) according to the Abhidharma < [Part 2 - The three meditative stabilizations]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 263: Culla-Palobhana-jātaka < [Book III - Tika-Nipāta]
Jataka 250: Kapi-jātaka < [Book II - Dukanipāta]
Jataka 477: Culla-Nārada-jātaka < [Volume 4]
A Brief Outline of Buddhism (by U Po Sa)