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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

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 109 words.

(Skt., ‘meditation’, ‘absorption’).

In Indian religions, a term denoting both the practice of meditation and a higher state of consciousness

Jhāna, dhyāna

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 294 words.

(Pāli, Skt., ‘meditation’, ‘absorption’; Chin., chʾan; Jap., zen).

In traditional Buddhism, the scheme of meditational practice which leads

Chʾan-na

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 4 words.

Chin. for dhyāna.

Zenjō

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11 words.

Jap. for dhyāna; hence zenjō-bikuni, a nun; zenjo-mon, a monk.

Samprajñāta

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 32 words.

(Skt., ‘differentiated’) or sabīja (Skt., ‘with seed’). A stage of samādhi in rāja yoga following from dhyāna and preliminary to

Saṃyama

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 43 words.

(Skt., ‘restraint’).

Inner discipline, the three final stages in Hindu rāja yoga, as analysed by Patañjali: dhāraṇā, dhyāna

Fa-lang (507–81)

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 36 words.

(507–81).

San-lun Buddhist teacher. He devoted himself to combining in practice Vinaya rules and dhyāna meditation. In 558

Zen Buddhism

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 375 words.

(Jap., zenna or zenno, from reading Chin., ch'an-na or ch'an,

a Chin. version of dhyāna). A coalition

Conversion to Jain Identity

Andrea R. Jain.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

April 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Studies; Jainism. 10167 words.

This chapter reviews cases of conversion to the Jain tradition and suggests that Jains have an affirmative view of conversion and have actively responded to shifting social contexts in...

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