Definition of samadhi in English:

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Pronunciation: /sʌˈmɑːdi/

noun (plural samadhis)

1 [mass noun] Hinduism & Buddhism A state of intense concentration achieved through meditation. In yoga this is regarded as the final stage, at which union with the divine is reached (before or at death).
Example sentences
  • He said that for twenty years I had served him well, and that if I did five more years of tapas, religious austerity, I would achieve nirvikalpa samadhi (ultimate meditation).
  • This lack of self is related to gnosis but makes me think more of things like yoga's samadhi.
  • The term, Zen, is a translation of a Sanskrit term, dhyana, the seventh highest state of consciousness immediately preceding samadhi, the final and non-duality stage described in the eight limbs of yoga.
2Indian A tomb.
Example sentences
  • Chanti refuses to surrender the piece of land, where his father's samadhi lay, to him at any cost.
  • The last half an hour is a meditation at the sacred samadhi of Sadhu Vaswani.
  • While he is among the five Congress Prime Ministers whose pictures appear in the Congress manifesto, the bjp has put a photograph of Vajpayee with Rao at Rajiv Gandhi's samadhi taken during the 13-day government of Vajpayee.


From Sanskrit samādhi 'contemplation'.

Words that rhyme with samadhi

cadi, cardy, Guardi, Hardie, hardy, lardy, Mahdi, mardy, Saadi, tardy, Yardie

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