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dhyāna

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A general term for meditation across a variety of Hindu traditions. More specifically, one of the aṣṭāṅgas, the eight limbs of (or aids to) yoga, according to the classical, or Rāja Yoga...

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dhyāna

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 138 words.

(Skt., trance, absorption; Pāli, jhāna).

A state of deep meditative absorption characterized by lucid awareness and achieved by focusing the

dhyāna-pāramitā

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 24 words.

(Skt.). The Perfection of Meditation, the fifth of the Six Perfections (ṣaḍ-pāramitā) that make up a central element

dhyāna (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 607 words.

In Sanskrit, “meditative absorption,” specific meditative practices during which the mind temporarily withdraws from external sensory awareness and remains completely

dhyāna-pāramitā

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

(Skt.). The Perfection of Meditation, the fifth of the Six Perfections (ṣaḍ-pāramitā) that make up a central element of the Mahāyāna path.

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Damoduoluo chan jing (J.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 252 words.

In Chinese, the “Dhyāna Sūtra of Dharmatrāta”; a scripture on meditation (dhyāna) attributed to the Sarvāstivāda teacher Dharmatrāta

ānāpāna-sati

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 55 words.

(Pāli, mindfulness of the breath).

One of the oldest and most basic meditation techniques for attaining dhyāna or trance. The

nirodha-samāpatti

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 119 words.

(Pāli, attainment of cessation).

Ninth level of trance which was added to the scheme of the eight trances (dhyāna

Sahāṃpati (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 241 words.

In Sanskrit, “Lord of the Sahā World,” the epithet of a Brahmā deity. The first concentration (dhyāna) of

ṛddhi (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 181 words.

In Sanskrit, “psychic powers,” any number of supernatural powers regarded as a by-product of deep states of meditation (dhyāna

sāmantaka (T.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 220 words.

In Sanskrit, “preparation,” “neighboring state”; according to the Yogācārabhūmi and the Abhidharmasamuccaya, each of the four concentrations (dhyāna

śubhakṛtsna (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 124 words.

In Sanskrit, “pervasive purity,” the highest of the three heavens of the third absorption (dhyāna) of the realm

brahmapurohita (T.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 129 words.

In Sanskrit and Pāli “brahmā’s ministers”; the second of the three heavens that constitute the first concentration (dhyāna)

paccavekkhaṇañāṇa

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 237 words.

In Pāli, “reviewing knowledge”; the recollection of any meditative absorption (P. jhāna, S. dhyāna) or object of

parīttābha (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 106 words.

In Sanskrit, “lesser radiance,” the lowest of the three heavens of the second meditative absorption (dhyāna) associated with

brahmakāyika (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 169 words.

In Sanskrit, “brahmā’s retainers”; the lowest of the three heavens that constitute the first concentration (dhyāna) of the

apramāṇaśubha (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 42 words.

In Sanskrit, “immeasurable purity”; the second of the three heavens of the third meditative absorption (dhyāna) of the

apramāṇābha (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 98 words.

In Sanskrit, “immeasurable radiance”; the second of the three heavens of the second meditative absorption (dhyāna) of the

puṇyaprasava (T.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 105 words.

In Sanskrit, “merit born,” the second (lowest) of the eight heavens of the fourth concentration (dhyāna) of the

parīttaśubha (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 108 words.

In Sanskrit, “lesser purity,” the lowest of the three heavens of the third meditative absorption (dhyāna) of the

anabhraka (T.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 87 words.

In Sanskrit, “cloudless,” the lowest of the eight heavens of the fourth concentration (dhyāna) of the realm of